Tips for dating a spanish man
They are also not afraid to show you their feelings and true self, and they don't play games.
Meeting the family is a big deal in most cultures, but even more so here, and it can happen pretty soon into the relationship.Most of all, they are passionate in everything they do.MTL Blog Writer and PR Genius, Rebecca Perez calls herself a qualitative story teller, because everything she writes about, she's experienced. If you want to know more, keep reading and follow @rebeccaiperez on Instagram!), but he also dresses more American-esque and likes American foods normal Spaniards hate like PB&J and spicy food. Sometimes I will tell a story about my day in English, but then immediately switch to Spanish when I change the subject. Sometimes it’s completely bilingual, and I will say something in English, and he answers me in Spanish. I think they like me so much, because I got him to move out of their house! He and my dad are basically best friends and sometimes they even dress alike (I’m not sure if that is more cute or terrifying! I love our bilingual conversations and unique culture we have invented for ourselves. I would love to just move my parents and grandmother over here to live in a little Anglo-Saxon community in Benidorm or something so that they could be closer, but they don’t like that idea too much.He is very Spanish but fits in well in America (except when he eats his fries with a fork! When we are in America, he can completely change his chip and only speak to me in English—even if I speak to him in Spanish! ) To our parents, each of us is like another one of their children. We get to share so many more experiences than other couples who share a culture and it seems like every day we learn something new about each other’s culture or language. Thank goodness for air travel that gives me the opportunity to see them two or three times a year.Weekly dinners, or even daily lunches, where the whole family comes together are really common.
So when you meet the family, it’s a big deal and it means a lot to 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.
What advice would you give someone who is considering starting a relationship with a Spaniard? Cultures clash and you have to be willing to give a little in order to get a little, while also willing to accept and incorporate this other culture into your life.
Do you plan on living in the US or in Spain long term? Our jobs, our friends, our apartment, and half of our family (maybe more than half; he has a big family)!
Before I jump right into things, I’d just like to pre-emptively avoid any possible confusion and stress that when it comes to dating or any type of relationship, it is best not to generalize.