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This would give them clarity on who they are and what they really want and need from another on a less superficial level.

This first impressions last thing is just not right, it’s a cliché.

Kofterou also believes it’s coming back in fashion and Mr. “It can make women feel a little safer if someone they know, knows the man well and therefore be more approachable,” explains Kofterou.

This subject is vast and complex and here seems to be no right or wrong answers for dating or relationships but there are insightful suggestions.

You need to be able to see this on yourself if you want to improve yourself,” says Kofterou.

An anonymous source who ran one of the first off-line professional matchmaking services in Cyprus (hosting 200 clients on her books) adds “people are afraid of opening up to each other and being vulnerable because of the gossip level”. These judgements and out dated expectations within society start with grandparents, then parents and now people do it to each other within their own generation in order to fit in explains Kofterou. If they are not ticking off the boxes, they get depressed and will judge you. Of course we’re not going to approach each other and date, we’re far too busy being threatened and distancing ourselves from each other.” Unfortunately, these narratives in people’s heads, clash with the times. In the past, relationships were organised and the ‘narrative’ was accepted.

“The women have it in their heads that they shouldn’t be doing certain things to maintain this taught narrative and keep their ‘dignity’ and men are frustrated as a result.

Times have changed but people are afraid to stray from the norms, they want to be accepted by their community.” Kofterou acknowledges that sex is still a big taboo here.

Most people didn’t choose their partners; it was ‘broxenia’, the system where relatives or friends chose a suitable partner for their loved ones.