Even though I have traveled to many places and countries, Turkey saved a special place in my heart. It is a country settled in both Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Turkish men compare in all categories.
Besides the beautiful landscapes, tasty traditional food and range of diverse monuments, Turkish men especially blew me away.
Turkish guys are very interesting because they are living different lives than Europeans and Americans.
Of course, there is a moment when all of US girls start thinking about Turkish men stereotypes but keep your mind open and get ready to meet typical Turkish men.
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What are Turkish men like?
I bet I have tickled your imagination with this intro, but the best is yet to come.
Not only that you will find out about Turkish guys in bed and what are Turkish guys like in general, but you will also run into some useful tips for dating a Turkish man.
Since there are many different characteristics women look for in a man, I will give you detailed descriptions of some most important traits of both taken and single Turkish men.
You don’t need to guess what are Turkish men like in relationships, just continue reading.
Turkish males have darker skin and hair than Italians, which is not only because they are living in a country that has many beautiful beaches, but also because of their origin.
Like Puerto Ricans, handsome Turkish men are by nature more hairy than many Asian people, but unlike Cubans, they are not obsessed with taking great care of their haircuts and body hair.
This is because hot Turkish guys are always in the need of feeling dominant and manly.
Sexy Turkish men have dark and warm eyes, thick lashes and eyebrows that give them special macho look.
When you start dating Turkish men one of the best things is seeing their handsome and athletic bodies wrapping around you like a silky sheet, gently and strongly at the same time.
Turkey has a verity of different food and tastes, but Turkish men in bed still manage to stay fit and solid.
Hot Turkish men are everywhere in Turkey, especially at the beaches where I advise you to go on a vacation.
Like Mexican and Cuban men, Turkish men are not very tall, with their average height of 5’ 7’’ (or 173 cm).
Since the majority of women are not that tall, this shouldn’t be a deal-breaker if you’re thinking about trying out international dating with sexy Turkish guys.
There’s one flaw though, no matter how hairy Turkish men are, they tend to start bolding in their early 30s.
Even though they’re not quite divine when it comes to their physical appearance, they have much more to offer with their politeness and mannerism.
men’s style is affected by their culture.
They often wear skinny jeans, nice shirts or cotton T-shirts, but they tend to combine their everyday clothes with certain fashion details or accessories that are common in their culture.
You are not sure what I mean, right?
Well, I am talking about leather sandals, cotton scarfs with unique patterns, jewelry and unusual baggy pants made of special fabrics in Turkey.
These pants are unisex, so you can see both Turkish men and women wearing them.
Turkey is a big country that produces many high-quality clothes, like furs, jeans, suits, etc. so Turkish men are always stylish and have a great sense of fashion.
If you are American women looking for Turkish men, or other charming foreigners indulging in international dating, you will probably get a fabulous leather jacket after only a few months of dating a Turkish man.
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the physical trait ratings for Turkish men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Turkish men we see on Tinder. We call it the 1,000 Tinder swipe rating. It is extremely accurate and gives a very good overall picture of the men and how attractive they are.
This is how it works.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Turkey and took note of how many handsome men there are. We jotted down how many 8’s, 9’s and 10’s there are based on their profile pictures. Here is a quick breakdown.
- 0-100 is poor
- 100-200 is OK
- 200-300 is Good
- 300 – 400 Is Incredible
- 400 + is Mindblowing (There are only a few of these)
With a Tinder Plus subscription, you can teleport to anywhere in the world and swipe for yourself. Find out more below In the section about how to meet Turkish men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
Character Traits of Turkish Men
You have only scratched the surface by trying to imagine a Turkish guy with only a glimpse of information about the whole package.
Don’t judge the book by its covers is always great advice, so why not apply it here?
What are Turkish guys like in relationships? What is it like dating a Turkish man?
These are all exciting questions you will get even more exciting answers to!
1. Gentleman rating
There is a small list of things your Turkish boyfriend will do wrong.
Turkish men are affectionate, passionate, caring and romantic over the moon.
I am not kidding, even though this sounds too dreamy.
Turkish guys will do anything to win you over, and even though you won’t be settling for the first compliment or two, they will tell you so many beautiful things that you won’t be able to stay indifferent when it comes to your wooer.
They have charming ways to climb up to your chests and close the window of your heart so no one can get in.
Expect to be taken to romantic places and dinners, to be covered with compliments, and to constantly be appreciated by your Turkish date or a boyfriend.
If you have the need to talk all day – Turkish boyfriend will talk to you all day long, as much as you want. They are very caring and love to feel needed and wanted, in order to show their masculinity and machismo.
Turkish men are more eligible for international dating since they have more virtues than men from many other countries, so ladies, pucker up when coming to Turkey!
On the other side, Turkish guys can be possessive and jealous at a whole different level.
They are very sensitive to listening about your past lovers and relationships, and also tend to be passive-aggressive when it comes to your dressing up.
Turkish men are traditional and like to feel as if they are in charge, which is why they will ask you not to stay late somewhere or will expect from you to minimize your male friendships.
I know this sounds too dramatic and they look too needy when you read all this, but they are mostly doing it because they care for you, worry, and want you to be safe all the time.
Another important quality Turkish men have is that they know when and how to apologize.
And they are not doing it to charm you or make you forget about your fight, they are sincere and open for communication.
When a Turkish man sets his mind to something, he will do it no matter what.
Turkish men suffered many different stages and regimes in the past, which proved them to be persistent, loyal, and determined.
They care about what is theirs and they are ready to defend it with their lives and will never give up on you. It is just not a part of their personalities and Turkish dating culture to give up easily or to surrender without a fight.
Some may call them stubborn, but they find that the work always pays off.
This is why they are so perfect at jobs regarding tourism and hospitality.
Turkish guy stereotypes are that they tend to betray you or stab you in the back, but these are, as being said, just prejudice.
Your Turkish love can sometimes have some difficult demands, but you can always ask him to do the same for you.
Turkish men are very loyal, to both their families and girlfriends.
There is no fooling around and chasing other women.
If he likes you he will be there for you any time, day or night, helping you with everything you need and constantly being ready to be there for you.
Typical Turkish guys are loyal and sincere when they are in relationships and are always ready to prove it to you.
Turkish guys can get really angry if you lie to them or cheat on them, so this is clearly one of the most important things they are led by when being in a relationship.
Single Turkish guys are different, which makes sense.
They have no problem charming you on the street if they don’t know you, but when they are committed to their girls, they are loyal to the bone.
There is no room for dishonesty and lying when it comes to being in a relationship with a Turkish man.
Since they don’t tolerate it and are feeling disgusted by it, here are a few Turkish guy dating tips: don’t lie and don’t get him mad by being dishonest.
Honesty is the key to every relationship, not just to a romantic one.
I understand it can be tough to stay honest and live your life filled with freedom when he bans you from hanging out with your male friends and staying out late, but this is simply what you get when dating a Turkish guy.
Meet Turkish men and find out for yourself.
Why risk losing a guy this gorgeous just for a few nights out…
5. How protective are they?
By now you have already realized that Turkish men will care for you and do their best to keep you safe.
They won’t stalk you with the same lame excuse followed by jealousy, like a Puerto Rican man, but he will do his best to explain to you why you should come home earlier, stay at home for the night or let him drive you somewhere.
Even though Turkish men are sometimes extremely jealous and possessive, this is not really the time for it.
Okay, I admit it, it is when it comes to your dressing up.
Of course, you can dress up for him and look sexy as hell, but damn he would never let you go out wearing that short dress with deep cleavage.
Since they are mostly Muslims, Turkish men have the urge to protect both their families and partners, sometimes not wanting to get married if they can’t protect their future wives from having a job.
6. Are they resourceful?
Turkey is a country of many great things and is gifted with many treasures that can be used for economic growth.
Since it is rich with agricultural goods, beautiful beaches, and ancient cultures, it is one of the world-famous countries for visiting when on a vacation.
The climate is the Mediterranean, so winters are not cold, which additionally attracts tourists from all over the globe.
Turkish people that are into a touristic business are usually rich since they own apartments and hotels, which are full all year long.
There is also room for earning a lot of money by doing other jobs or being in private business.
However, Turkish men are usually quite resourceful, and expenses in Turkey are not that big, so there is a possibility to save some money.
Turkish men have the habit of saving and even though they want to keep you from working, they are always pleasantly surprised when you work and will always advise you to save some of your money too, for your own good.
If you start dating a Turkish guy, expect presents and to be taken to unpredictable places.
When trying to conclude whether Turkish men are mature or not, it is actually quite obvious.
They are getting married before turning 30 if they have a nice job and enough income to provide their families with everything they need.
Turkish men are raised in a traditional and patriarchal way of functioning, so they are aware of their responsibilities and duties, which often include giving money to their parents to help them financially as much as they can.
Their affection to their mothers can be found as immature, so can their possessiveness, but these are some things that don’t change throughout their lives and because of that, Turkish men scored 9/10 in maturity.
Turkish guys can act as if they are your parents when they are in relationships because they need to feel dominant and strong all the time.
Nothing should be able to affect their machismo and authority, but like your dad – he is just being worried about you because he cares so much about your well-being.
This is not a trait Turkish men are known by, like Puerto Rican or Cuban men are, for example.
But, their charming and persistent approach obviously guarantees their high self-esteem.
While spending time in Turkey and communicating with locals for more than three months, I got the impression that Turkish men don’t really think about their self-confidence much.
They are filled with confidence when they want you to keep drinking their tea, which is a part of their tradition.
Spending time with your Turkish boyfriend is more about getting compliments and flattering than it is about caring for those superficial things like self-confidence and looks.
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
Since Turkish men are seeing thousands of tourists every day in Turkey while doing regular chores or going out for a famous Turkish coffee, they eventually developed an open and friendly approach.
For them it is common to be stopped on the streets many times a day for helping tourists, giving them directions or just taking pictures of them.
This is why Turkish men are very open to meeting new people and since women in Turkey mostly have darker hair and skin, or wear hijab, Turkish men are very attracted to foreign women because they have lighter eyes, skin, and hair.
Because their country is dynamic in this way, Turkish men are capable of quickly adjusting to new things that are not traditional.
This, of course, doesn’t stand for everything, but surprisingly Turkish men don’t often ask their girlfriends to change their religion in order to marry them.
Their friendliness is a part of their charm, which makes a Turkish guy perfect partner for long conversations and romantic walks.
So tell me, who would pass dating Turkish guys?!
Visit Turkey and enjoy the culture, the beautiful landscape, the food, and their men.
Overall the men rank well in the dating world.
They are not perfect though. So, keep reading to find out their drawbacks.
Pros and Cons of Dating a Turkish man
Dating a Turkish man is more of a safe haven than a roller-coaster so if you are looking for an adventure over a romantic and gentle partner, Turkish men may not be the right fit for you.
To put the cherry on the top, let’s review some of the traits I have mentioned and make a clear division of virtues and flaws that make a Turkish man the man many women find interesting and desirable.
You might even pick up some Turkish men dating tips.
1. Turkish men have a romantic soul
It became rear finding a romantic man these days, but since Turkish men are traditional in a mostly good way, the romantic soul became an inevitable part of these sensual creatures.
It doesn’t matter if you are his first or the last girl, he’ll be as romantic with you as if he fell in love for the first time ever.
Turkish guys know their cities and their special romantic places, the ones that will completely take your breath away.
2. They are caring and compassionate
It doesn’t matter how much they try to show their dominance and authority, Turkish men are soft and sensitive, but not in a cheesy way.
It’s like they have a gift to understand women and give them what they need even when their women aren’t really sure what is it that they need.
This is actually why they are such great lovers. They can listen to you all day long and you will have his full attention if you ask for it.
Turkish guys take great care for their families and friends, and their women since that’s how they were raised.
And even though they can’t feel what you feel or understand you every time you are going through something, a Turkish boyfriend will always do his best to help you.
3. Turkish guys are charming
Turkish guys always know what to say, even if they see you for the first time in their lives.
If you are a foreigner and a Turkish guy runs into you and you catch his eye, I assure you he will start getting all over you with compliments and questions if you are here alone and whether you are single or not.
The whole point is that unlike Puerto Rican men, Turkish men will do this in a polite and charming manner, giving you compliments you won’t be able to resist.
After you decide to take a walk with him, you’ll see how funny he is, even though his English is far from good.
Turkish men are very generous, so expect to be treated like a princess.
1. Language barrier
It is surprising how little Turkish men speak English, even though tourism is spread all over their country.
But, it is what it is, so you need to try to find a common language using your hands or apps for translation.
Even so, Turkish men will find a way to charm you and show you their charisma no matter what, despite the language barrier.
2. Too jealous and possessive
Unfortunately, many of these virtues can be put aside if you can’t adjust to Turkish man’s possessiveness. He isn’t jealous all the time, but eventually, you will probably realize there aren’t many male friends left in your social circle.
Nevertheless, you would probably have some time limitation when going out, kind of like the one you had when you were in high school. He can’t help himself thinking you aren’t safe when being outside that late.
No matter how beautiful the moment is, if he finds himself being disrespected or that you offended his manhood, he would get angry and would find it hard to forgive you.
Their temperament is also a bit nasty, so avoid fighting with him when he is nervous or upset. You will regret it.
3. He will subconsciously try to turn you into his mother
It doesn’t matter if he is watching a football game or is lying in bed sick, the first thing that comes to his mind is his mom.
Since Turkish mothers have a special bond with their sons and spoil them a bit, you would feel annoyed by his intent to turn you into his mother.
Why haven’t you prepared him the same tea his mom makes him when he is sick?
Why haven’t you brought him snacks while he watches a football game like his mom always used to bring him?
It can be too much for everyone, I know. I am not saying it will work, but try explaining to him he is being too needy or that you are never going to be like his mother.
4. They are drama queens
Like Puerto Rican men, Turkish men are also fiery and enjoy drama.
If they get sick – they will be dramatic and say they’ll die. If they are having a drink with their friends – they are talking about gossips and act all dramatic.
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This is why Turkish people enjoy Turkish soap operas that much.
Travelers guide to dating Turkish men
Since Turkey is a country of so many beauties, including men, let’s check out some most famous places for meeting sexy Turkish guys.
There are three cities that are most opportunistic.
Istanbul is the biggest city that lies on two continents, ready to give you the best places, best time, beautiful nature, and outstanding monuments.
Combined with history and the modern world, Istanbul is a city for everyone.
Best places for meeting single Turkish guys in Istanbul are:
City Lights Restaurant & Bar InterContinental Istanbul
This is the best rooftop bar in Istanbul. You can see the whole city, it is very romantic and the food is amazing.
If you are not in the mood for eating you can just go up there, drink a martini and enjoy the beautiful lights of Istanbul.
These bars are more common to be seen in Europe than in America since shisha (hookah) is originally from Turkey.
The atmosphere in these bars is relaxed and dark, intimate and sensual because of the pleasant smell of different shisha tastes.
If you decide to come here, you don’t have to order a hookah in order to sit and chill.
Moretenders’ Cocktail Crib
This is a famous night club in Istanbul that has connected people from all around the world many times now.
The music is diverse, cocktails are delicious and the atmosphere is sexy and positive.
This is a must-go if you are in Istanbul.
Corner Irish Pub Istanbul
Pubs are unusual in this part of the world, but Istanbul, like Turkish men, never stops with its surprises.
This is a cozy pub with a friendly atmosphere that has a big assortment of beers.
This pub is a great place to meet locals in a relaxed way, to watch local events on TV, and to feel the spirit of the Turkish people from this city.
This bar is in a hidden place but is highly recommended for hanging out and feeling relaxed. It has a range of different beer types and other drinks, which is what makes it perfect for tourists.
It is spacious so many people are coming in groups, which means there is not just one Turkish guy sitting, but a bunch of them, waiting to find out who will you choose to go out with.
Kusadasi is a famous town on a Turkey shore that is annually visited by millions of people. The hotels in this area are amazing. They have everything a person on a vacation can imagine.
All-inclusive services provide you with the best live shows that you will ever see and give you everything you need.
So if you decide to come to Kusadasi, not only that you’ll find the right Turkish fit for you, but you will also have a great time.
Most recommended places in Kusadasi are:
Charlies Place Karaoke Bar
If you want to have a great time in a relaxed but fun place, this is the right bar for you.
There are many bars in Kusadasi, so you have a great chance of finding exactly what you like, but people choose this bar because of karaoke and tasty drinks.
Karaoke bar is a perfect place to loosen up and get someone’s attention, whether you have a talent for singing or not.
It is all about fooling around and enjoying your time in Turkey.
Déjà vu Bar
Even though this is a small bar, it is famous for its friendly and warm personnel. It doesn’t matter where you are from or whether you came just for a drink or for a meal, the staff from this bar will move tables and make room for you to sit and enjoy.
These friendly places are always full of potential for meeting new people.
This is a place with beautiful beaches that screams good time. It’s famous for its amazing nightlife and bars.
Bodrum Yacht Club
If you are a fan of jazz music, this is a perfect place to have a drink while listening to live jazz or funk music, while summer breeze is reminding you to be spontaneous and meet Turkish men.
This is a nightclub that you should go to if you are in need of dressing up and having a great time. This is one of the few places where it actually makes sense to put on some darker make up and start your search for the right Turkish guy.
Where to meet Turkish men
Well, this one is easy, right?
First of all, Turkish men are literally approaching girls on the streets, in coffee shops, bars, and night clubs, beaches, hotels – everywhere.
So don’t just sit there asking yourself where to meet Turkish guys, but go out anywhere and walk until you meet Turkish guys, as much as them as you like!
If somehow this doesn’t turns out the way you imagined, or you need a drink to loosen up a little and gain the courage to approach to someone, have a shot at raki and find out by yourself how to meet a Turkish guy.
In case you have no idea where to go, you can ask someone on the street where and how to meet Turkish men.
But the answer is quite obvious when you find yourself on the streets in Turkey, surrounded by cafes, bars, beaches, and night clubs, calling you to get in and have a great time.
If you are too shy or are unable to currently spend time in Turkey, there is CupidHit, a dating site available for you at any time. It is free and is full of Turkey singles, ready to find their match everywhere in the world.
Nowadays, it is common for people to feel more pleasant when getting to know each other online first, so being nervous doesn’t stop them from leaving a great first impression.
CupiHit is also very useful if you are planning on coming to turkey to have a great time, to meet your true love or to meet Turkish men near you.
It is easy to use, takes only a few minutes to register is completely free. On the other side, it is open for the gay community as well.
CupidHit is the most famous dating site in turkey and is proven to match more singles every day.
I guess this is enough for you to know where to meet a Turkish guy.
How to Conquer a Turkish man’s heart
These traits mention and described above should be enough for you to create a trustworthy image of a typical Turkish man.
But, some tips for winning over a Turkish man’s hear and keeping it, are hidden or not obvious. Turkish men are full of surprises.
1. Make him feel manly and needed
Nothing raises a man’s ego like a lady in distress.
You don’t need to be dramatic and spoiled to the bone in order to make him feel this way, but every once in a while ask him to drive you somewhere, to open something for you or to let you know about something.
Turkish men grew up in a surrounding where women are in the need for men, incapable of doing everything by themselves, being weak without a real man.
This is why nothing will make your Turkish boyfriend happier than an act of your despair, dramatically needing his help.
2. Let him be dominant
Even though he would feel empty and sad without you, he may not always show it.
You have to let him feel as if he is dominant, no matter how much you are pulling the strings in that relationship.
Again – he needs to feel needed and masculine, so pretend as if your world will fall apart without him.
You can be in charge in bed, or in your house, but outside those walls, no one can know how much he cried over a Turkish soap opera. Nurture his manly side.
3. Don’t talk about your past relationships
Since Turkish men can take jealousy on a whole other level, avoid talking about your ex-boyfriends or guys you used to go out with, no matter how long ago it had been.
A Turkish man will take this very seriously and can get angry for no obvious reason.
But, we are all made of flesh and blood, feeling both rational and irrational things.
4. Let him pay
By paying for dinners and covering your expenses, he would feel proud and good about himself and you will stand in front of a mirror wearing a new furry coat.
It is a win-win situation, don’t ruin it by trying to be independent.
5. Play irresistible
If a Turkish guy approaches you on the street an starts talking to you and giving you a bunch of compliments, don’t stay cold and indifferent, but also stay on a distance for the first few compliments.
Turkish guys will say anything to win you over, especially if you are a foreigner, but they want to feel as if they earned your attention and company, so don’t fall for them instantly.
6. Don’t talk about his weaknesses
If you mention anything that a Turkish man will find offensive, you are in huge trouble.
They don’t want anyone but their girls knowing how sensitive they can get, and they will never admit if they cried or showed any other sign of weakness.
So be careful where and in front of whom you choose to talk about these things, because they are very touchy for Turkish men.
7. Don’t live to your Turkish boyfriend
If you decide to give your heart and soul to a Turkish guy, stay sure she would do the same.
They will do anything to keep you around and show affection, and they will never lie to you, which is why you need to stay honest and loyal.
They are a bit tough on forgiving.
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Top 3 Hottest Turkish Men
So now that you know almost all there is to know about how and where to meet Turkish men, it is time to take a look at some famous and hot, hot, hot Turkish men.
1. Burak Ozcivit
Burak was born in 1984 as a cute boy who later became a world-famous model.
After winning second place in the competition for the best model in the world, he started doing famous fashion shows.
He got a degree in Fine Arts, which later opened the doors to the world of acting.
His most famous role is from the TV series Suleiman the Magnificent, where he spunt ladies’ minds with his gorgeous look.
2. Kenan Imirzalioglu
Kenan is a Turkish actor born in 1974. After he graduated in Mathematics, he began modeling and then acting in Turkish soap operas and films.
The world of acting opened for him after he became The Model of the World.
He is known for his specific look, always looking angry and dangerous, which melted the hearts of women across the globe that are in love with bad boys.
3. Carglar Ertugrul
Carglar is a director and an actor from Turkey. He was born in 1987 and later he got a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Later, he started directing and soon appeared in some Turkish films and TV series.
He leaves us breathless every time we see his light green eyes.
It’s up to you to conclude whether a Turkish man is a man to live next to, but I’m sure you’re unable to resist their charm and charisma.
Feel free to try out as many things as possible, and the right things will always come to you.
I suggest that you check my article on the ultimate guide for online dating for women