Dating customs in czech republic
Jane Kirwin is one of the exceptionally few westerners to have a Czech partner.
She has been living in Prague with Ales Mahacek for the past five years.
I would definitely say that males and females in the Czech Republic today enjoy equal status." As for my special aid, well, he is reputed to be very good at the ironing, and makes a mean mushroom sauce, it has been said.
And perhaps young western females are being won over.
Only 29 Americans, and 19 Brits were wedded to a real-life Czech male in the last figures for 2003; making them an extremely rare breed.
American journalist Dinah Spritzer has lived and worked in the Czech capital for many years.
And as for young Czechs, I would say that this is not the case at all.
But I think that I speak Czech well enough, and she speaks English well enough that we can communicate adequately now. If you really want to discuss something meaningfully with another person, it's a big barrier - and it's a big barrier in general." But then Jane Kirwin doesn't agree.
She is a poet, and has found that a knowledge of Czech has influenced her work and her use of language.
Thousands of Czech women are registered as being married to Germans, Americans, Brits and Italians.
But finding a westerner married to a Czech male is nigh on impossible.