And when it comes to Spanish men they may actually expect you to do the most work around the house as well, at least when it comes to feeding them.
One day his friends were around and as they wanted to keep chatting and we wanted to do our own thing, my friend and I withdrew. The guy was infuriated – how could we have insulted him in front of his friends like that?
This was a sign that we did not care about him and weren’t looking out for him.
And whilst it’s sometimes a good idea to do things your own way, chances are he will run for the hills screaming if you just walk up to him and start talking. You want to be hard to get so that the man can show off his manliness by pursuing you.
If he’s terribly shy you may be able to somehow initiate a conversation, but then you have to approach it in an extremely clever way to make it look like he did it. Also, whilst texting, be sure you don’t drop everything to reply to a text. It may seem enological – surely he would feel more manly if you gave into him, but no, that would show you had no character and he wouldn’t get to show off his skills in pursuing a woman.
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.
You can find her somewhere between Cape Town, London and L.
A., where you will most likely find her in the hills, looking out over the city she loves.
That they forget your anniversary or Valentine’s Day, or you have to be present at every single family member’s birthday party.