Over the last couple of years, I’ve started going to music festivals all around the world. Every year my friends & I would choose one city that hosts the music festival with the type of music that we like.
After going to Primavera Sound in Barcelona last year, we’ve decided to go to Exit Festival this year in Novi Sad and then visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
Although it is known as the country with some of the best music festivals and nightlife in Europe, I was more surprised by the beauty of Serbian women. The first time we got out of our hotel it was like we were walking through paradise.
If you want to find out more about my experience with Serbian girls and how to handle these Slavic beauties with a pinch of Mediterranean looks and passion, please read on.
I know that girls from every country are beautiful in their own way but Serbian girls are some of the, if not, the most beautiful girls, especially in this part of Europe. I think that most people will agree with this fact, even those who like different types of women.
Hot is the most appropriate word to describe Serbian girls. They are not too tall but not too short either. Most of them have a great physique. They’re not too slim and have enough curves at all the right places. You can definitely notice that they’re working out and eating cleaner than their Western counterparts.
Serbian girls usually have darker hair and eyes. Most of the girls are natural brunettes with both light and dark brown hair. There are also natural blondes but they are not so common.
My guess is that natural blondes make only a small part of total Serbian female population. This is one of the big differences in comparison to other Slavic countries like Russia or Ukraine.
Dyed blondes are much more common but they often look unnatural since they choose color tones that don’t suit them, at least in my opinion.
Even though we’re talking about Balkan and Eastern Europe, Serbian girls are like a mix between Slavic and Mediterranean looks and that’s what makes them special. In comparison to the other Eastern European women, they have a darker skin tone than what you would expect.
This darker, olive skin complexion is probably because they were under the Ottoman Empire for more than 5 centuries, mixing their Slavic genes with Turkish. Moreover, many other nations have also passed through Serbian land because of their geographical position in the past.
Whatever the reason, this mix of Slavic genes with other ethnicities has really made wonders for Serbian girls.
Most Serbian girls have brown and hazel eyes but it is not rare to see girls with green or blue eyes.
When it comes to facial features, Serbian girls are naturally cute or beautiful but you probably won’t notice this at first sight since many of them wear a lot of makeup which covers their natural face.
The number of beautiful girls in Serbia is so high that your neck will hurt from turning around and looking at all these beautiful girls walking down the street.
What about the style of Serbian girls? You will find everything; from well-dressed girls to total disasters. Serbia has a lot of famous designers in both local and international fashion industry but that doesn’t mean that all of the girls have the exquisite taste.
Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of Serbian women that are dressed fancy with high heels and full makeup on during the day. Serbian girls like to be stylish and feminine but sometimes it can be too much, especially during the day. Thankfully, there are also girls that dress casually and wear less makeup so I’m sure you’re going to find the right type for you.
Similar to the other Balkan and Eastern European countries, Serbia has a more traditional, patriarchal culture and until recently feminism was nowhere to be seen. However, the new generation, as well as the influence of Western countries, are slowly changing their lifestyle.
Feminism is still a delicate topic in Serbia. Although Serbian women are not immune to feminism anymore, most of them know their role in the community and in a relationship with a man.
What does that mean to you as a tourist who wants to date or hook up with a Serbian girl? Well, first of all, paying all the bills on your date is the first thing that you should do. Small gifts are welcome too. Serbian girls like when their man supports them financially.
Serbian girls like when guys have manners and act like a gentleman so opening the doors for her, moving the chair and those kinds of small gestures are highly appreciated by Serbian girls.
Although the lifestyle in Serbia is changing, the family is still really important to Serbs. They do care about their parent’s opinion and have a huge respect for them.
However, I’ve noticed that sometimes they have a big influence on Serbian girls’ decisions, whether it’s the guy they’re dating or a kind of career they should have.
It is interesting that even though Serbia is a small country, there are two types of women which are totally opposite. Thankfully, you can make a difference between these two types of girls by their style, their interests and places they like to go out.
On one side you have Serbian girls that are more fashionable and like to go out at a fancy clubs which usually play local music. On the other side there are girls who are more casual, listen to foreign music and like to go out at places that are more chill.
If you choose to flirt with the first type of girls, it will be much harder to take her out on a date because they like to put on a bitchy face at the nightclub so you need to put more effort. Usually, I didn’t have this kind of problem with girls that are ‘’less fancy’’.
There are a couple of reasons for this behavior and I’m going to discuss in the ‘’Day and Night game’’ section of this article.
Either way, most Serbian girls are really friendly, open-minded and approachable. Majority of girls from Serbia know English so you won’t have a problem with communication. Education is really important in Serbia so you’re going to have a lot of topics to talk about.
Serbia was in a really hard political and economic situation in the past and is still recovering from it. Many Serbian people dream about working and living abroad so that is one of the reasons why they are really friendly with foreigners.
Serbian girls are good listeners and they like to hear about your lifestyle and culture and share their own. Serbia has a big history and they are a proud nation so it would be nice to learn something about this country.
You know what’s even better? To learn a few words in the Serbian language, especially how to curse since it sounds really funny to them. This is a great way to make your Serbian girl laugh.
Girls from Serbia don’t like to play games like girls from other countries like France. They’re really honest and like to express their feelings. If she’s not into you, she’ll let you know.
Serbian girls are really passionate, especially when they are into someone and sometimes they have short temper and can burst into flames easily. Thankfully, she will get back to normal in no time as long as you’re calm.
The answer to this question depends on your preferences and the type of places you want to go out. There are two types of girls in Serbia-ones that are into local music and fancy clubs and the others that are more casual and chill.
It is possible to meet a Serbian girl in a club but you should definitely find a group and join them if you want to have a success, especially if you’re in a fancier club. No matter how attractive you are, Serbian girls usually won’t notice you if you’re all alone.
Serbian girls like to be in a great company, both male and female. Being all alone in the club won’t take you anywhere. So, there are two options - go there with your friends or join a local group of people. This way it is much easier to meet a Serbian girl in a club.
Another way of having a successful night game is by getting on the dancefloor. I know that many guys don’t like to dance but even small, discreet moves can do wonders.
If you do know how to dance, even better. Serbian men are not that comfortable (unless they overdrink) with dancing so this way you’ll have a clear path to overtaking a Serbian girl.
The bigger problem during the night game is the resting bitch face that most Serbian girls put when they’re in the club, especially at the ones that are fancy and play local music.
One of the reasons for this is because slut-shaming is big in Serbia and Serbian guys make fun of girls who dress sexy and provocative, often labeling them as sluts.
That is why many Serbian girls don’t do one night stands. They’re afraid of gossip and slut-shaming.
Even girls that are up for a one night stand won’t show you this at first. However, this is just a game and you can break this bitch shield quite easy. The best way to do this is by just ignoring it and continue with your talk. Moreover, try to be more cocky and dominant since many Serbian guys are like that and Serbian girls are into this attitude.
The situation is a little bit better if you go to clubs that play electronic, techno and house music. Girls that are visiting these places are more approachable and they don’t have that bitchy attitude.
Moreover, they don’t care if you’re all alone or with a company. Either way, she will be happy to introduce you to her friends and vice versa.
If you don’t like to go out, day game is a great opportunity to meet a Serbian girl in Belgrade, especially in the city center and main shopping street called Knez Mihailova.
There are also a bunch of cafes in the alleys on both sides of the street. These cafes are crowded with a lot of beautiful Serbian girls that you can approach to.
If you’re too shy to approach an unknown girl at a cafe because of the people around you, you can try Kalemegdan fortress. There are many girls who are walking through the park alone so you can use ‘’lost foreigner’’ game to start flirting.
In the last couple of years, many dating sites and applications have become extremely popular all around the world and Serbia is no different.
The Dating site International Cupid is a good website for meeting Serbian women who want to date foreign men. It's a website specifically made for international dating, so you should expect the girls on there to speak English, which is always a plus.
Another app is Tinder.
Tinder does a good job with its Passport add-on which allows you to match and text with Serbian girls even before you’ve arrived. This is a paid add-on but trust me, it’s worth it, especially if you don’t have enough time for texting while in Serbia.
Belgrade is famous for its great nightlife so it was only right to try to go to as much clubs and bars I could during my visit. Belgrade has a couple of districts that are filled with various bars and clubs.
You have the Savamala underneath the Branko’s bridge, Cetinjska and Skadarlija in the city center and floating lounges known as ‘’splavovi’’ anchored along the Danube and Sava rivers. Belgrade has so many clubs and bars for every taste and I’ll try to cover at least one from every district that I’ve mentioned.
I should also note that due to the demise of Savamala district because of the Belgrade Waterfront project, most clubs and bars from there are or will be relocated in the Cetinjska district.
There are a lot of great bars at Cetinjska but Zaokret is definitely the best spot for those who are looking for a chill, more alternative place to go out in Belgrade. The place has a vibe similar to Berlin’s Kreuzberg bars, with vintage, worn-out furniture, and relaxed decor.
This place hosts various local DJs and musicians through the whole week, not only during weekends. If you’re more into indie and alternative music, this is definitely a place you should visit during your stay.
The craft beer lovers should also visit Sprat, the bar that is actually an extension of Zaokret located on the upper level of the same building. It has a similar vibe as Zaokret with lots of local and international craft beers to try. Moreover, the prices are really low, especially for craft beers.
This is a go-to place for all the electronic music lovers. Located in the former slaughterhouse, Dragstor is one of the city’s most ambitious and biggest underground clubs. Filled with lots of dark corners, the club has a main and a couple of other smaller stages that play different subgenres of electronic music.
The main stage is a huge arched chamber with a sculpture of a man with arms spread like Jesus on one end and the stage on the other. Although the place looks a little bit weird and creepy, you should definitely visit it if you’re into the underground music scene.
Finally, last but not least, the famous ‘’splavovi’’ (Plural of “Splav - raft”). Located along the coast of Danube and Sava rivers, these clubs are usually working only during the summer. Every splav has its own personality and play a different type of music.
Some of them only play local music and host various famous Serbian musicians, while others are playing international pop music or electronica.
It is important to note that most famous and fancier ‘’splavovi’’ require you to buy a ticket in advance and RSVP. There is also a dress code for many of these places.
One of the first places that I’ve visited was Hot Mess, a floating bar and a club that has a swimming pool in the center and works both during the day and night. The place plays international pop music and is go-to place for many fashionable people.
Lasta is another widely popular floating river club located in the area of a Belgrade Fair. The club has become famous for its Sunday matinees which has a more relaxed, chill vibe.
Both of these places fall into the fashion-forward category where you go to see, be seen and spend a lot of money since they’re pretty expensive. If you’re more into alternative scene, you should visit Club 20/44.
Serbia, similar to the other Balkan countries, has a lot to offer to a tourist - lots of landmarks, great cuisine and a fiery nightlife. However, these are the things that other famous tourist destination also have.
-If you are interested in visiting the Balkans, be sure to check out our review on the girls from Croatia, for a slightly different Balkan flavour!
As far as dating goes, you can always try the site I mentioned before, International Cupid, a great website aimed at international dating.
So what does Serbia has in comparison to other more famous Western European tourist destination? Serbian people and their personality.
There is something special about Eastern European and Balkan people that really makes me want to stay in their country for a longer period, maybe even live there.
In my country, I’m often surrounded by colder, less passionate people and every time I come to a country like Serbia where people are expressive, passionate, friendly and hospitable I realize that I miss this type of people in my life.
Serbian girls not only have a great personality but looks too. This mix of Slavic and Mediterranean looks with passionate, expressive personality really makes them stand out from other ex-Yugoslavian girls.