“The women have it in their heads that they shouldn’t be doing certain things to maintain this taught narrative and keep their ‘dignity’ and men are frustrated as a result.Times have changed but people are afraid to stray from the norms, they want to be accepted by their community.” Kofterou acknowledges that sex is still a big taboo here.
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It's 100% free to join and search for members in all countries from the Europe such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Russia, and more.And here, we have touched on a core problem; a small community with an ingrained ‘narrative’ of how men and women ‘should’ behave.“By narrative, I mean the rules and stories that we have been taught by the generations before us, defining how we should be living, in order to be a ‘good woman or man’,” says Kofterou.You need to be able to see this on yourself if you want to improve yourself,” says Kofterou.An anonymous source who ran one of the first off-line professional matchmaking services in Cyprus (hosting 200 clients on her books) adds “people are afraid of opening up to each other and being vulnerable because of the gossip level”. These judgements and out dated expectations within society start with grandparents, then parents and now people do it to each other within their own generation in order to fit in explains Kofterou. If they are not ticking off the boxes, they get depressed and will judge you. Of course we’re not going to approach each other and date, we’re far too busy being threatened and distancing ourselves from each other.” Unfortunately, these narratives in people’s heads, clash with the times. In the past, relationships were organised and the ‘narrative’ was accepted.Most people didn’t choose their partners; it was ‘broxenia’, the system where relatives or friends chose a suitable partner for their loved ones.