Originally Posted by erefkey
Guys what can u tell about girls mentality?
Are the girls are open to foreigners and easily enter into relationships with them?
This is what I've observed in my limited experience in Lisbon: Portuguese women are open to foreigners. What they are not open to are strangers. If you meet a single Portuguese woman, she will usually be open to being courted just like any other woman. Being a foreigner won't hurt you too much. Knowing Portuguese will obviously help.
The problem is meeting them. It's very very difficult. The girls you meet will be the ones you work with, or friends of people you already know. For poker players like me, that doesn't help much. I am used to going up to girls I don't know and striking up a conversation. That is generally not done here. The Portuguese girls I have met here have been either bringing food to my table, or cutting my hair. If you go up to a Portuguese girl you don't know on the metro, or at a nice bar and try to strike up a conversation, there is a good chance it is going to be very awkward. She will likely be offended, and may completely ignore you. That kind of thing is just not part of the culture here, from what I can tell. Girls date people they know...friends and schoolmates, etc. It's very hard to get your foot in the door.
Disclaimer: I am not much of a club type of guy and that kind of environment may be totally different. Also, there are tons of expats here from all over the world and those girls are completely different. These are the people that will make up most of your social circle. It's sort of unavoidable.