Dating in colombia 2016
Saying that though, it is a refreshing change after being an independent woman to have someone make all the decisions for you (for a short while anyway).Don’t expect your plans to fixed either as he may change them at the last-minute as he just “doesn’t feel” like doing what you had originally planned together.After all they’re everywhere, and although the trend tends to be an older Colombian man with a younger Colombian woman, some are open to the idea of wooing a gringa.The way to catch one – is to be different from a paisa chica. You look like an expat, and are an international woman but inside you’re actually a woman of mystery and one which they are really not used to. Paisa women tend to leave their purses at home and expect the man to pay for everything, which he generally does.Expect to be treated like a princess with so much affection and compliments that you’ll be totally flattered and wooed off your feet.Having a choice over where you go for dinner, which for some of us coming from a country of equal rights can feel a bit frustrating.According to some gringos whom I’ve spoken to currently dating paisa women, they don’t even turn up at all, and they have to arrange three dates for the probability of them turning up to at least one.When we have a date, we turn up (most of the time anyway).
In parts of central and southern Colombia many people come from an indigenous background.Because you’re not a paisa chica, don’t expect him to pay for your meal.Coming from an equal-rights country, he may expect you to pay for your share (mine definitely does).Plus, coming from the western world, if a man turns up late, you won’t stand for it and be ready to move on to the next. This is not saying that every paisa is, and although we appreciate the finer things in life, they are not everything to us.Looking good is important, but not everything, and we tend to value a more emotional connection over being bought nice clothes or being treated to nice meals.In every South American country in which I travelled, from the tip of Patagonia to the northernmost reaches of the continent I met wonderful women.They were friendly, kind, sweet, generous, sincere and in many cases overwhelmingly beautiful. You can find pretty much any type of woman (and man) in Colombia just as you can in other parts of the world.Paisa men can dance, so prepare to be led across the dance floor as he shows you his sexy moves.He will have a weekly routine, whether it’s working out, seeing his friends or other interests that you need to slot into.If you want a one-woman man, play hard to get and don’t expect your Colombian man to have the same relationship values you have. So date a Colombia man, enjoy the ride and worst case scenario if it all goes wrong, walk away knowing that you’ve been able to improve your Spanish (between the sheets anyway), eat out at some swanky restaurants and be completely wooed by a latino – definitely one for the bucket list.When I first came to South America as a 24-year-old backpacker one of the things I relished most was the idea of dating Latin women.