The eruptions, the bubbling passion, the fire – Vesuvius might as well be mixed into the Argentine gene pool.Blowing hot and cold is all part of the game so take an Argentine-size pinch of salt when embarking on a new adventure. In fact, you’ll have to work even harder since being single is apparently in fashion, even when Tinder and Happn are the most popular dating apps these days (with 20 and 10 million users each other).
Respect that, and know when to offer a way out of the spotlight of a large group. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: an American friend asks you to introduce them to your Latina friends. I wish I didn’t need to point this one out, but this is where most Americans start on the wrong foot.But then, when you do, they fail miserably at trying to get through the initial barriers—never mind the physical ones. There is no need to know all the capitals of Latin America, but you should get on the Web, find where your date (or her family) is from and learn a couple essential facts about it. If there’s one stereotype about Latino culture that rings true it is the one about expressing our feelings—especially when it comes to telling a woman what you like about her.This is not a Facebook relationship status but trust me, it’s complicated.Embarking on the minefield which is Latin dating can be riddled with uneven paths and furious explosions as well as tears, suffering and angst. No way, José – I was married to an Argentine for nine years and could be the person to get you clambering over the initial hurdles with some first dating tips.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.