Language is the most apparent obstacle for mixed-nationality couples, but more abstract notions such as nationality also seem to pose problems.

She has been living in Prague with Ales Mahacek for the past five years. Yes, the waitresses are surly, the bureaucracy is Kafkaesque and the cobbled streets are guaranteed to trash your heels.

I don't want to scare her off, but I would like to get the ball rolling Be nice to Mamka Getting on the right side of your prospective mother-in-law is a bit of a no-brainer.

He had this lust for life about him that included the American Dream.

He dressed in expensive clothes, tried to impress me with name brand gifts, and always had to show me what he bought with all the money he was making.

Czech men might be known for being notoriously cheap, unhygienic, chauvinistic, humourless and even mollycoddled mama’s boys.

But these negative stereotypes certainly aren’t true in all cases and if you’re on the lookout for a soul mate or just a one-night flirt, and plan on sticking around Prague for a while, you shouldn’t rule out a Czech guy.

I long for that HIM, the ONE with all his little human imperfections and even weaknesses but definitely not of the glamorous seducer.

It happened only 3 times but the impact was immense.

I asked her if she would be nice enough to jot down some thoughts about this Czech experience from her point of view and here is what she wrote: (great story! ) The first Czech I saw in him is when we initially met.

He was young, skinny, hyper, and barely knew English.

The main idea here is that you need to understand and respect the women in Czech and their personality.