Spanish dating customs
Here are Sally´s top ten tips for navigating the perilous path to true love in Spain.
1 - Breaking the apron strings Photo of a man and his mother: Shutterstock If you believe you can move the relationship along at a snail´s pace and build up to meeting the family at around the six- month mark, then think again.
Though I’ve since stopped using it, I thought I’d take the opportunity to shine some light on some cultural questions that came up during my experiences meeting people through the app.
I should mention that all the guys I met in person were really nice.
I avoided this by always trying to choose men whose family lived in another city, or preferably another country. 2 - Take a dictionary Photo of a man with a dictionary: Shutterstock At intercambios (language exchanges) you won´t just be swapping your mother tongues.
Latin American guys are good for this reason (though wrong for so many others). These places are sweaty, sleazy pulling fests where the weak do not survive.
Now I not only own a smartphone, but have downloaded the dating app Tinder. For those few remaining saints who aren’t familiar with such superficiality, Tinder locates the guys or gals in your area, shows you a few pictures, and you swipe right if you’re interested, left if you’re not.
It works out pretty well too, with everybody taking care of everybody a good time is guaranteed.
Within a week, I met my Spanish boyfriend, and three years and many challenges later, we are still making it work. Spanish men have the reputation of being tall, dark and handsome, with thick accents that can make you swoon.
As with anything, it’s hard to generalize, especially when it comes to dating in Spain, because each region has a somewhat distinct culture. Here are some things to keep in mind for your Spanish love affair.
We used the availability of other young women to clear up some questions we had about the dating culture here.
Stereotypically, Spanish men are very forward, and we’ve met a number of aggressive guys who’s behavior bordered on creepy for America.