Polish girls in Krakow are a mix of somewhat westernized and open to foreigners, while at the same time, they have a strong focus on traditions – including family and religious (albeit many don’t regularly attend church) values, which they often cite as important factors in their lives.
Kraków is a city of roughly 2.75 million, located in the deep South of Poland’s małopolskie region. The city itself is easily Poland’s most beautiful and presents and one of a kind charm to its visitors.
The city of Krakow has a large student presence and overall has a young and vibrant feel.
Having such a favorable cost of living compared to Western Europe, with much more aesthetically pleasing women to boot, Poland and Krakow make for an excellent destination for those looking for a new mid to long-term home.
The Masculine Traveler Rating Guide to Krakow
Attractiveness of local women: 4 / 5
Receptiveness to Daygame approach: 4 / 5
Receptiveness to Nightgame approach: 3.5 / 5
Logistics: 4.5 / 5
Cost: 3.75 / 5
English Levels: 4.25 / 5
Bring warm clothes for the fall and winter months, and bring some more comfortable wear for the spring and summer.
Many modern apartments as found on AirBnB will have air conditioning and be equipped with proper heating for the cold winter months.
Krakow has a ton of shopping options, so if you forget something necessary, don’t sweat it – you’ll find it within a 10-15 minute walk from the main square at one of the main shopping malls.
As for dressing appropriately, Polish girls like to dress up (albeit not quite as sexy as their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts), and it’ll certainly help you stand out from the competition if you do the same.
Overall, the local guys dress overall pretty well in Krakow (and a lot better compared to what you what’ve seen only 5-10 years ago), but if you wear your best and even suit up, you’ll be sure to stick out.
A solid blazer for the right season will be a great starting point for Krakow, whether during the day or in the evening.
The Polish Language
The general population of Poland has an overall decent command of the English language. Most polish girls in big cities will have no problem conversing in English. Additional to that, many girls also study German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Noticeably more and more are learning Russian, despite the historical disputes between Russia and Poland, perhaps due to the influence brought in by the many Ukranian women flooding into the country.
Learning Polish is a great DHV, and makes sense for a long-term visit or stay in Poland. With Polish language skills, you’re going to find it much easier to date Polish girls.
With over 40 million inhabitants and most being native Poles, expect to have plenty of chances to use your Polish skills. Many say the language is one of the hardest in the world, but it can be mastered as with anything else.
If you have no interest, at least learn Dzien Dobry and Dziękuję – these will go a long way.
The Food Scene in Krakow
Krakow has an excellent food scene, with a lot of different culinary options for all budgets. Whether you’re looking for Georgian cuisine or just a cheap Polish meal, you’ll find it all in Krakow.
What makes it even greater is that due to the compact nature of the city, if you’re staying inside of Rynek, you’ll have access to the majority of the cities’ best food and restaurants.
Below are a few noteworthy locations worth checking out for food in Krakow:
Gospado Koko – Cheap, local fare as student prices. If you want a solid Polish meal at barely any cost, here’s your spot.
Boscaiola – The best Italian spot in town. They own a few other venues around Poland as well and know what they’re doing.
Youmiko Sushi – For the sushi lovers, self-explanatory.
Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club – Best burgers in Krakow, just check the reviews that speak for themselves.
U Babci Maliny Bar Mleczny – A bit more upscale than Koko, offering solid Polish cuisine.
Chinkalnia – The best, and only Georgian spot worth visiting in Krakow
Polish Girls in Krakow and What to Expect
To easily sum it all up on one sentence:
Polish girls are a solid mix of both the West and The East combined into one.
They are very family-oriented, often religious and care about holidays and all of the events that come along with those. On the other hand, they have a good command of the English language, care less about material items and are a bit less unpredictable when compared to Russian or Ukrainian women that can do a complete 360 attitude-wise at the drop of a dime.
Polish girls are known for their kindness and light rejections, which can also make it a bit difficult to know if you’ve really just closed a warm lead or she just gave you the number to keep going along with her day undisturbed. It’s going to be pretty rare you’ll get a harsh blowout, no matter if it’s during the day or at night.
A mix of blondes, brunettes, and even redheads, there’s something to be had for everyone in Poland. Polish girls are generally well-endowed, and much more curvy then the women found East. At the same time, they don’t put just as much effort into their looks or the way they present themselves.
They are feminine overall, but nowhere near as to Belarusians, Ukrainians or Russians, and other FSU countries.
Women in Poland are also closer to their Western counterparts as they prefer to have less of an age gap between themselves and their partner.
Polish girls generally don’t go for men that are roughly 5+ years older than them.
Many girls will have serious long-term relationships, although some will still be looking to stray for some excitement.
Polish girls are religious, but mostly this just entails church visits for the big holidays, and maybe the occasional random visit. They tend to be more towards the conservative side, but in general, the 3 date rule applies.
Overall, the largest selection of women to be had will be during the months from September until April. Poles are very religious, and the city clears out for holidays, so be sure to check when those fall prior to booking your trip.
Meeting Polish Girls inKrakow
There currently is no specific dating app for Poland that truly owns the market. If online dating is your thing, have a look on Tinder, although the quality can be sub-par, it’s one of the best options for online.
Next in line would be OKCupid, with a pretty large user base, but nothing compared to what you’ll find in Russia & Ukraine.
Badoo is also worth a look, although not as popular as it used to be.
You won’t find as many women in Poland masking their appearance as well online as you’d find in Ukraine or Russia, but at the same time, overall quality online also isn’t as high as in other countries.
Overall, Poland is not the best place for online dating, and it’s highly recommended to focus on daygame for the best results.
Picking up Women During the Day in Krakow
This is your best option for having a lot of success in Poland, especially if you visit some of the mid-sized cities, such as Wroclaw. Kraków has plenty of options, and there are some women who are getting approached. Nonetheless, there’s enough attractive, young Cracovian to go around.
Polish girls in Krakow are very easy to approach doing the day due to the lack of harsh blowouts. It’s become slightly more common in recent years to get a blowout here or there, but this is simply due to the massive amount of day game bootcamps and the like coming to Central Europe.
Nonetheless, there’s really no competition out there if you’ve got tight game as there’s plenty of targets all around the city.
Number closing is generally easy, and the majority of girls will have no problems exchanging details. It’s common to setup a first date over coffee or drinks, and there’s plenty of solid spots in the old town, assuming you’ve got tight logistics you can go for the bounce back.
Check out the following good day game spots around Krakow for opportunities to meet local Cracovian women:
- Planty (park encircling the old town)
- Wawel Castle (especially during the warm months)
- Galleria Krakowska (a lot of foreigners and stags during the summer months)
- Rynek & Old Town
- Bonarka (mall)
- Kazimierz district (good on the weekends especially)
Over the past 5 years, the general nightlife scene in Krakow has declined. Summer is by far the worst to visit for nightlife, and if you’re a student or in this age range, you’re going to have a lot more success with the student events and parties being held throughout the city.
These parties will be reserved for those on the younger side, therefore men that appear in their mid to late twenties or older will be again highly recommended to stick to daygame as the best way to meet local women in Krakow.
ONS are possible from Krakow nightlife, and overall the majority of venues are in a quite compact and easy-to-reach walking distance of one another thanks to the friendly setup of the old town.
Polish girls definitely can, and do like to drink, so bring your A game and be ready to slam down some Tyskie and Belvedere. Most of these women have a strong head on their shoulders, and although alcohol can help in some cases, it usually isn’t a huge help due to their great tolerance for drinking.
Drinking in Krakow is illegal on the street, so do keep that in mind to avoid any run-ins with the police.
If nightlife tends to be more of your thing, the following are a few venues, including clubs and bars, that are worth a look at:
Frantic – A younger spot with decent house music that’s worth looking at, as it’s one of our top venues in Krakow. This is probably one of the best venues in Krakow to pull a ONS.
Shine – A slightly older and slightly more upscale crowd (very slightly) compared to the other venues on this list. A solid dance floor, decent music and some targets to be had.
Shakers – Right next to Frantic, and usually also not as good. Due to close proximity, can be worth to have a quick look after exiting Frantic.
Prozak 2.0 – An underground music venue, with a younger crowd. Worth to pop your head in on the weekend, and have a quick look.
Lokal – A decent venue in the center, normally with an early to mid-twenties crowd.
Pijalnia Wodki I Piwa – A student watering hole, known for its extremely cheap shots and beers. Worth having a look at one of the locations in the center, especially during the weekends.
Bania Luka – Again, popular with the students. Overall quality isn’t so high, and certainly, foreigners know about this place. For the same reason, the ladies are coming here to meet them. You’ll find two locations – one in the city center, and one in Kazimierz.
Kazimierz District – In general, you’ll find a lot of different bar options here. Normally, it’s a bit more of a hipster-ish crowd here but often there are some students as well.
Mercy Brown – More upscale spot with an older crowd, but offering solid cocktails.
Sababa – A decent date spot, with a unique interior. They know what they’re doing in terms of cocktails.
Pro Tip: Where2Be is an excellent resource to check on what’s going on around Krakow in terms of parties and special events at different nightclubs and bars. Facebook is also a solid option to get a better idea of the venue itself, including the demographic as well as what types of events might be happening while you’re in town.
Additionaly, you’ll want to avoid the strip clubs in Krakow – they’re mostly scam spots and often times are not worth the entrance. If you’re more in to that, think about a visit to Moscow.
The Verdict On Krakow
Krakow is a charming student city with a ton of options in terms of women. Polish girls are solid, and will tick a lot of boxes where the other women of Eastern and Central Europe fall short.
If you’re interested in Ukrainian women, you’ll certainly find a lot of those in Krakow as they continue to flood across the border to study and find work in Poland.
Polish girls in Krakow overall are very open to meeting foreign men, and many are not opposed to living outside of Poland. For this reason, Krakow is a solid option to find an LTR, if you’re looking for a hybrid between the West and the East.
Krakow itself has a lot to offer in terms of culture, dining and also it’s recently upgraded connectivity to other cities within Europe. Compared to other large cities in Europe, Krakow still remains pound-for-pound one of the best in terms of bang for your buck.
Other cities in Poland also have a lot to offer, such as Warsaw which has arguably the best nightlife of any Polish city. Poznan also remains high up on the list, although a bit quieter when compared to Krakow, but certainly also worth a visit.
If it’s your first time visiting Poland, Krakow would be the best starting point to let you learn a bit more about Poland and what all it has to offer.
The older man might not find Krakow so fruitful, whereas certainly there’s a lot on the table for the younger guys who are willing to daygame to meet some of the finer, younger Polish girls.
If you’re looking to meet some Polish girls and spend your time in a vibrant city with a large population of students, Krakow would be an excellent choice for a prolonged stay.