Dating latin men

Perhaps it’s their passionate and intense nature, a trait that exists even if they work on Wall Street.Or maybe it’s that “there’s more than meets the eye” persona? Take notes, and if you’re missing one of these items add it to your game.

When Sally, a Brit, arrived in Madrid five years ago she had the rather unrealistic expectation that Javier Bardem lookalikes would be queuing up to sweep her off her feet. Now in her early 30s and a seasoned veteran of the dating scene she tells the Local how to avoid the pitfalls of a Spanish mummy´s boy and the perils of communicating through the language barrier.

Here are Sally´s top ten tips for navigating the perilous path to true love in Spain.

If he has only lived with 'madre' and his accommodating sisters, then you could be looking at an uphill battle not to take over this role and do the lion's share of the housework.

Try and date a guy who has already lived with someone and therefore comes adequately trained.

These men are looking for a good time and what better gift from heaven than a foreign girl new to Spain ready to start their engines? Words that would seem ridiculous coming from an English speaker take on a new charm when spoken with a Spanish accent.

He'll mostly stick to the traditional plans of dinner, drinks and the cinema at the early stage.

The Dos and don'ts of dating a Spanish woman From our other editions: If, on the other hand, you’re looking for love in another of The Local’s countries then we have plenty more tips for you.

he Latin Lover may be a stereotype but Latino men do drive women wild.

Sally Fazakerley is a British woman in her early 30s who has been living in Madrid since 2010.

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