Mexican culture and dating
For James, the answer for gentlemen is clear – get your wallet out. “The whole roots of man-pays-all dates at the door and enjoy the free ride.
“At first I resisted but it’s such a pain in the ass, and really so hard to get a man not to pay for you that it’s almost embarrassing,” she said.
“Colombian men see foreign women almost in a different category,” she said.
However, while this may open some doors it may see others shut rather quickly.
“For Colombian women it is more about feeling good about yourself based on how well you fulfill these stereotypes of being a nice girl,” she said.
Latin America, though, is rightly renowned for its fiery passions and beautiful people, and to miss out on this side of the region’s culture through fear is far more unforgivable than embarrassing yourself with culturally inappropriate body language.
However, be prepared to develop a thick skin, as not every girl is prepared to have her toes splayed by clumsy gringo feet.
“If they’re not happy dancing with you, you will know it because they will be rolling their eyes.
So, to guide you through this minefield, Nearshore Americas caught up with some American and British expats, currently living in Latin America, to seek their advice on the ways of cross-cultural Latin love.
For the business-tripper looking for love, the first challenge is knowing where to look.