What is dating like in Romania?
- There are around 8 million singles in Romania, with a nearly even split between men and women.
- While the marriage age in Romania is steadily increasing, the divorce rate reached a 30-year low in 2018.
- English is very common in Romania, with nearly a third of the population speaking the language freely. Romania holds 16th place in Europe and 20th in the world in English proficiency.
Romania has many unique features and takes pride in every oddity, from Count Dracula to the longest love poem in the world, consisting of 98 stanzas—Luceafarul by Mihai Eminescu. However, the real language of love in Romania is food. It’s always delicious, and the portion sizes are impressive. If you ever find yourself a guest in a Romanian household, do not decline the offerings, it will be taken as impolite or downright rude and likely ruin a good impression you’re trying to make.
While many Romanians are waiting longer to start serious relationships and marriage, they are still pretty traditional. In many places, a couple living together before marriage may seem scandalous. And same-sex marriages remain outlawed, while LGBTQ relationships are often frowned upon.