Therefore, while a lot of the bad press about typical Turkish men centers around jealousy and persistence, it is a two way street—with a misunderstanding of both sides’ social norms and cultures.
I wondered if they would be anything like American men, the only type I knew, or if the culture would alter their personality completely.
Once they’ve been shot down they don’t attempt again.
The only way to deal with Turkish men’s persistence is to grin and bear it.
I had heard stories of getting lots of extra attention from men if you were naturally blonde or red-headed, but that seemed normal since those are very distinct foreign looks.
Nonetheless, I had a rude awakening about the characteristics of typical Turkish men within the first month I lived in Turkey.