They also have an uncanny ability to wear six-inch heels in all weather and on all surfaces - including the cobbled Skadarska Street.For myself, who does not even own a pair of high heels, this is a feat I am sure I will never master.
Here is an example: I was in a cab going from the airport to the hotel. When another car crossed his way, in less than a second the driver opened the window and became violent, cursing, sending the other driver to the place of his birth, sending him to copulate with his own father.
This undoubtedly stems from the very defined gender roles in Serbian culture, which are also particularly noticeable when it comes to the dating dress code.
Here, it seems you are either a masculine man or a feminine woman. Men tend to have a rugged edge and would never be seen wearing skinny jeans, while women don't hold back on anything, their appearances meticulously put together with hair done, nails painted and makeup perfectly applied.
As for my friends from outside of Serbia, they mainly just want to know if Serbian men are similar to Russians... In Serbia, it seems traditional dating customs hold strong, manners are not forgotten and chivalry is not dead.
Perhaps I am used to the norms of London living, but I am always surprised and impressed when here there is no discussion on splitting the bill and your date always makes sure you get home safe.