Nestled between Lithuania and Estonia east of the Baltic Sea, Latvia is one of Northern Europe’s most beautiful countries. But what is probably the best of this country’s attractions has to be the women.
Women of Latvia stand out from others in the Baltic region not just because of their undeniable beauty, but also their character and personalities.
So why does Latvia have attractive women?
What is it that makes them so special?
Do they like American men or they prefer Swedish men?
These and many other questions about these Baltic beauties will be discussed in detail below as well as tips on where and how to meet Latvian women. Let’s get started.
What do Latvian ladies look like?
If you’ve ever laid eyes on at least one of them, you’ve probably asked yourself: why are Latvian women so beautiful?
The answer is simple: genetics and hard work. With the genetics aspect of this, Latvian women have physical features very typical of this region of Europe. Most of them are either blonde or brown haired with long, usually straight, luscious locks.
Most of Latvian ladies also have the trademark Baltic region’s piercing blue eyes that come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. To get an idea of this aesthetic, think of the likes of famous Latvian women like Ineta Radēviča and Aiga Grabuste.
Latvian girls are the tallest in the world
In terms of build, most of these women are tall and slender with a leaning towards more athletic frames. In fact, Latvia has the world’s tallest women, with the average lady coming in at an impressive 170 cm. This is in part due to genetics but also due to their love for fitness and healthy living.
Despite this description holding true for most of the women in Latvia, do not be surprised to find variations. There are brown eyed beauties with jet black hair too. It is also not uncommon to find a curvy Latvian beauty a foot or more shorter than the rest.
The characteristics of Latvian girls
Now that you know what they look like, you are probably wondering what are Latvian women like in terms of personality.
Here are a few stereotypes on Latvian women characteristics that actually have factual bases.
Lativian girls are intelligent and highly educated
In Latvia, education is highly valued both for boys and girls. With women, in particular, some studies show up to 50% more enrollment in university than men. This partly due to the gender imbalance in numbers that will be discussed below. However, it is also because of the general zeal that these women have to learn and better themselves.
They put effort into looking good
Beautiful Latvian girls do not just become gorgeous by accident. They actually but a lot of work into their looks. A lot of them are serious about fitness and will find a way to work in some exercise time into their regular routines. They also take great care of their skin and hair with the country contributing a great deal to the target market for most Baltic cosmetic brands.
They can be formal and icy at first
Single Latvian women will most likely come across as cold and disinterested when you first meet them. Given the country’s tough history and how hard women have fought for their rights, they tend to be mistrusting of strangers. So do not give up if she seems unenthusiastic at first. She just needs time to warm up to you.
Latvian ladies are empowered and independent women
Latvia is at the forefront of women empowerment and feminism not only in Europe but in the world, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their women are very powerful and independent. So if she insists on paying for something do not resist.
They have very high moral standards and values…
They have an admirable respect for themselves. For Latvian ladies, dating is not just for fun. It is not just about random hookups and one-night stands. They might not ask you for a ring on the first date, but they definitely favor intentions for something long term.
… But they also know how to have a good time
Don’t worry, their high walls and equally high standards do not mean that they are boring tightly wound party poopers. These girls know how to have fun. Whether it is a random beachside bonfire adventure or a night out in Riga’s many clubs, you can rest assured that you will not be bored.
They love to talk about Latvia
Latvian women really love their country. They love to talk about its beauty, its culture, the history and basically anything else Latvian you can think of. So, when she starts going on and on about their architecture just sit and listen. She is in her element.
What do Latvian brides want from a man?
A man who knows what he wants
For a Latvian bride, marriage is usually the end goal when dating. No, this doesn’t mean that you propose on the very first date. However, it will do you a lot of good if you happen to know exactly what you want before making your move on her.
Book and street smarts
You need to be able to keep up with these women and their sharp minds. So a little bit of intellect will go a long way.
Good grooming and physical fitness
Latvian brides care about how their partners look just as much as they care about their own looks. This is not in a vain way; they just appreciate it when a man puts in the effort to look good
Initiative and a healthy dose of assertive masculinity
While they are empowered and enlightened women, they still value tradition, very much like the Estonian women. This means that if you are a man who goes after what he wants and works to keep her, then you will get really far when dating a Latvian girl.
Loyalty and fidelity
Latvian women greatly outnumber men in the country, so there is always the deep-seated concern that their men might be tempted by the multiple options out there. For this reason, a man who is loyal and faithful is the ideal guy that every Latvian babe is looking for.
The ability to handle a drink
At the moment, alcoholism is a growing concern in Latvia, especially among young men, and a lot of women tend to avoid guys who show signs to spare themselves the consequences. So if you want to get the attention of one of these beauties, you might want to start looking at the teetotaler life a little differently.
Do you stand a chance at dating a Latvian woman?
Latvian women sound amazing so far, right? I mean, beauty with brains and independence; does it really get any better than that? If you are worried about standing a chance, then stop.
If you are a man, then that is already half of the battle won!
Shortage of men in Latvia is making it difficult for single Latvian women to find a husband
This is because there is a major imbalance in numbers between men and women. The Latvia population is really uneven.
“Just how many women in Latvia are there,” you ask?
As of 2019, we count 430,000 women between the ages of 18 and 54. And what is the ratio of women to men in Latvia? For this age group, there are 0.98 Latvian men for every one woman.
To put this in perspective, these numbers mean that there are approximately 420,000 men in this age group, leaving about 10,000 women at risk of either ending up alone or in polygamous situations.
So why do women outnumber men in Latvia? This is mainly due to high mortality rates in adult men linked to everything from manual labor to accidents to alcohol. All the math aside, the bottom line is that the numbers are in your favor. There are a lot of Latvian women available for marriage!
So go for it.
Where do you meet one of these Baltic beauties?
The next key part of this guide is how to meet women from Latvia. There are two main ways to do this. The first is using online dating services. Several niche sites allow men from all over the world to meet Latvian women and start relationships. These include sites like:
- FirstMet Latvia
The other way to meet them is by visiting the country. But what is the best city to visit in Latvia to meet women? One that you should definitely try is Riga. This is the Lativia capital, located north on the map of Latvia, and your best chance at interacting with the modern and empowered Latvian woman.
If you are looking for someone more traditional, then smaller cities like Saulkrasti and Jelgava would be ideal. Hopefully those cities are big enough so you don’t need to learn the Lativian language.
How to make it work when dating a Latvian
- Go big or go home with that first date; they are suckers for romantic gestures.
- Be yourself because they have a strong bullshit radar.
- Make her feel comfortable so she can warm up to you and let you in.
- Shower with gifts and show her you care about her.
- Take it slow with the PDA; they are very private and reserved.
- Show interest in her culture because Latvia is their favorite talk topic.
- Give her time to melt that icy exterior and do not push her.
- Do not be presumptuous about her sensuality. In fact, let her take the lead and take things to the next level when she is ready.
- Be content with what you have; the variety there can be a trap.
- Do not hold her to Latvian stereotypes. Remember that they are all unique.
With all this information in hand, you are all set to meet Latvian women and maybe even start a relationship. Just remember to be yourself, be patient and you will be in for a real treat with these babes.
About the author
Markus is the editor-in-chief of DatingInspector.com. He first tried online dating in the 90’s and now has more than 20 years of dating and relationship experience with women from all over the world. After so many years on the online dating scene, he decided to help other men find casual dates or true love online by sharing his best dating tips.