Latino men and dating
Yes, isn’t wholly dedicated to Latino singles, but it’s still the number one choice in our book.
Not only can Match put you in front of more Latino men and women than any other dating site (thanks to its 30 million members and 13.5 million visitors a month) — but its success rate is the highest you’ll find in the online dating industry.
Learning about their political beliefs, family values and how they view your country is an eye-opener as well. What kind of a mother still buys underwear for their 30-year-old son anyway? What kind of a mother has to be involved in every single decision about absolutely everything? If you’ve spent your life getting excited about waking up to presents under the tree on Christmas morning, forget it.
From the color of your couch to the cut of your suit? In what kind of a world was your ability to make empanadas more important than your ability to make dollars? Dating a Latino means having a Christmas feast around the table the night before. You will hand out presents and chink glasses at midnight.
When your parents come to visit, expect mutterings under their breath about how famished they are.
When you’re dating a Latino, your whole sense of time is adjusted. Latinos take their offspring absolutely everywhere. My parents left my sister and me in a hotel room in Thailand in the 80s while they went to watch a show.
Or unwittingly say something with completely the wrong meaning. It won’t be accepted and you won’t take it as an excuse either. It will also profoundly irritate you that you arrive late everywhere at all times.
And you’ll suffer moments when all you want to do is go back to being normal. Christina Comben is Content Manager at Day Translations.
Have a normal conversation with a normal person who understands why children should have a curfew. You’ll secretly love being the one in the family with the El Salvadorian boyfriend. Qualified to MBA level and motivated by challenge, change, and continued learning, Christina has lived and worked her way around the world, garnering in-depth knowledge of diverse office environments and varying industries, from media and entertainment to education, health, and information technology.
It will feel normal to you to have dinner at 10 pm and to go out to a bar at midnight. I remember asking a tour guide in Guatemala once what time the bus arrived. I’m not condoning that either, but just occasionally it would be nice to go out without sleepy children draped over the table or a baby crying in the corner. But once I was driving in a car with my Latin boyfriend. It turns out my boyfriend had been watching me “checking out” the 60 year-old street sweeper on the sidewalk outside.
And she spurted out a schedule based on GMT – “Guatemala Maybe Time”. I looked out the window a couple of times to see if the traffic light had turned green yet. Nothing against street sweepers or mature men, but it’s just not really my style. You’ll end up covering yourself up to avoid these outbursts. We’re not talking burkini here, but don’t even think of going topless on a beach in Europe… Whether you’re the one who has to speak in Spanish, or they talk in English, there will come a time when communication breaks down due to the language barrier.