Why marry a Hungarian woman?

Bocskai Radio declares itself the “Voice of Hungary,” at station WJCU in Cleveland, Ohio. It operates on the campus of John Carroll University, a small Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition. Bocskai Radio’s weekend Hungarian language program can be heard everywhere in Cuyahoga County, an area with one of the highest concentrations of Hungarian Americans in the US.

Bocskai Radio is generously supported by The Hungary Initiatives Foundation which was established with Hungarian taxpayer’s money. (Read more here.) “From the very beginning Bocskai Radio has strived to serve and address the Cleveland area Hungarian population via its beautiful native language by providing brief but spectacular news accounts about our homeland and our fabulous Hungarian literature and music.”

In addition to the radio program, Bocskai Radio also maintains a Hungarian and English language website, a Facebook page. The station also has a group of volunteers and lately they host Hungarian-government-paid activists from Budapest who spend nine months at Bocskai Radio as part of the so called Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program.

I’m reading one of the English language articles on the website entitled, “Why marry a Hungarian woman?” The author is news editor Mr. Loránd Csibi.

“Hungarian women are beautiful, talented and smart” Csibi writes. Also “Hungary never had a feminist movement because women were always respected,” and as a direct result of this, “they never lost their femininity and believe it to be ‘powerful’ to look, act and walk like a real woman.”

Although not as well known in the US, Hungarian women are very popular in Europe, especially in Germany, “as being the most beautiful and intelligent women in the world,” continues Csibi. German men are well aware of this fact and travel to Hungary to find wives. The article also quotes their own “scientific” finding, “Based on our studies, German men lack desire for German women for the same reason American men lack desire for their counterparts: lack of femininity.” Hungarian women are also, “on average, much thinner and healthier than Americans or Germans.” This adds to the “treasured spouse effect.”

I pinch myself, I cannot believe what I read.

The article goes on…”Unlike American or Russian women, Hungarian women generally choose their mates based not on shallow characteristics like money or appearance, but rather on personality, intelligence and health.” It continues: “Don’t be surprised to find your Hungarian wife trotting around the house in the nude or her wanting to have a serious kiss in public! They generally prefer to wear classy but sexy clothes and most like to wear high-heels in public rather than shoes or sandals. Tight jeans are catching on but most still prefer short skirts or elegant sun dresses.”

The Hungarian wife is trotting around the house in the nude?

Having a Hungarian-language radio program and bringing Hungarian literature and music to local communities is commendable. But I find it appalling that a college radio station runs a sexist article promoting Hungarian women for American men. It is distasteful and somewhat disturbing.

BTW, another “gem” on the website is: “How to piss off a Hungarian“.

Read the entire article by clicking “Why marry a Hungarian woman?

György Lázár


  1. Avatar Christopher Adam says:

    Considering that Bocskai Radio broadcasts from a Catholic university, would someone mind telling Mr. Csibi about Margit Slachta, the nun and feminist parliamentarian who was often called “the only MP who wore pants” in parliament?

  2. In the US that is called “The meat market “. If they are what “csibi” claims, they’d need no advertisements. But to balance that program, they need to run one by the title ‘ Why not to marry a Hungarian women’. It all sounds like they are running a ‘match-making’ business.

  3. You forgot to mention the link at the end of this article, which takes you to HungarianBeauty.com, the original source for this article which appeared at least seven years ago! That domain is now for sale.

  4. Avatar György Lázár says:

    Dear Ikijibiki, Thanks for the note. The article clearly states “By Csibi Loránd”, it indicates that he wrote this piece… We’ll ask him to respond.

  5. Avatar Pierre Divenyi says:

    Bocskai Radio on the air funded by Hungarian taxpayer money? Does it air the ubiquitous Orban propaganda?

  6. Csibi in Hungarian means little chicken. I doubt Mr Csibi will dare to spill the beans about what really turns HIM on about Hungarian women. Most likely the same qualities that sent the Donald to Eastern Europe twice to stock up. If Melania flies the coop, he may go back for a third shot – perhaps to Hungary, and grab himself one by the short hairs. After all, isn’t that what turns him on ? To treat women as trophies, as passive commodities in the market, objects that he can fondle at his leisure ? Mr Orbán has already swept the path clean for him by eliminating gender studies from the curriculum of Hungarian higher education. He need not worry about any “uppity wimin” standing in his way in the 8th district of Budapest.

  7. A truly cringe-worthy article for anyone with a Hungarian background.

  8. Just so primitive, so dishonest ( the “Bocskai” article )… so much like the current regime and not only the regime but the prevalent values of contemporary Hungarian society as well, which create the necessary conditions of this regime to “thrive” …

  9. Lázár úr, Ikijibikinek teljesen igaza van, a cikk egy 7 évvel ezelőtt megjelent cikk amelyet az angol nyelvű oldalunkon megosztottunk, mindenféle hátsó szándék nélkül. Minden cikk amely nem a saját szellemi termékünk, annak a forrása kötelezően és következetes módon megjelölésre kerül. Ehhez a cikkhez semmi közöm, a Bocskai Rádiónak meg még úgy sem. Az ön által a lejáratásomra szánt cikk egy tendenciózusan megírt ferdítésekekkel tele fércmű.
    Tisztelettel Csibi Lóránd a clevelandi Bocskai Rádió főszerkesztője

  10. Avatar Robert Morrison says:

    csibi lorand on September 30, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Mr. Csibi,
    Respectfully suggest that you repeat this in English for non-Hungarian readers because it is important to let every reader know the truth.

  11. Morrison, why not do something useful and translate for us what the csibi (little chicken) has to say ? You’re good with words do some work for a change instead of just bouncing your balls off a brick wall near my study ?

    • Avatar Robert Morrison says:

      I am sorry Professor but I am busy reinserting my disappearing comments under the previous articles. It feels like you took control over the editing desk. 🙂

  12. @ Morrison

    Haven’t you heard ? Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Why don’t you try to reinsert some common sense into your medula oblongata instead of crying over your spilled milk. Better still – why not get yourself a new set of balls before you head out to center court ?

  13. Avatar Robert Morrison says:

    András B. Göllner on October 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”
    That is exactly why I do not expect you to say ‘sorry’ to me because I know you love me. 🙂

    “why not get yourself a new set of balls”
    Why you do not get balls at all to advise Chris that it is OK to let me comment without censoring.

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