Photo: Eddy Van 3000 Because she always arrives late. She has the amazing power of being able to start funny and original conversations with everyone, anywhere, anytime. But she dares to tell you that she wants to honeymoon in Buenos Aires? But it doesn’t matter what you think, so you just do your best to deflect the awkward look the bartender throws you. You just let your mind fly like during that Calculus class where old professor Faustino Rodríguez spent really long hours jibber-jabbering about irrational numbers. “Oh, it’s so romantic,” she says after listening to it for what must be the 600th time. Doesn’t matter if the sun is shining, if it’s pouring rain, or dumping snow. “ — a really tiny beer — for you and your delicate Spanish girlfriend. Then you bring the ridiculous mini-beer to your girl.
The topic of Hispanic dating has grown in importance as the people and their culture intermingles around the globe. The same data also demonstrated the trend toward more interracial couples with Hispanic and non-Hispanic being the largest percentage of the group.
But even if your relationship ends up in failure, down the line you will value what you learned. I frequently noticed her peculiar gesture whenever I talked to my parents on the phone.
Setting the personal qualities aside, any expatriate is also a vessel of beliefs, attitudes, customs, and mainly, surprises. After a few occasions, I asked her why she stared at me that way.
And lesson number 3: Just be yourself and face the cultural differences with an open mind. You never fully discover your culture’s shortcomings until you date a Latino.
Of course, cultural clashes can be a disheartening experience. As soon as I emigrated to the US, I dated an American girl.