How to say dating in spanish
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.
Yes, I have been dating a Spanish man for three years, and yes I know many other American girls who are also dating Spanish men.
It took a lot of the pressure off those first few weeks. I can’t speak to this with any type of specifics because I think this aspect of a relationship really depends on the person, and I haven’t found a general similarity amongst my boyfriend and those of my friends.
I personally haven’t seen or heard of Spanish men randomly buying flowers or chocolates for their girlfriends.
The important thing is to try not to be self-conscious. Plans are non-existent I’ve written about this many times before, and I keep repeating it, because to this day I have yet to meet a Spaniard, guy or girl, who plans more than a few days in advance. I’m a compulsive planner, coming from a city where you have to schedule a coffee date with someone at least two days in advance. As you can imagine, it led to quite a few arguments, especially when it came to planning trips.
And your partner should be able to understand that and be patient with you. I was ready to lay out the dates and reserve rooms weeks in advance and he complained that it was way too soon. I eventually adapted to the Spanish lifestyle and became less uptight about planning and he understood that for bigger trips we had to make reservations and do all of those things in advance.
My boyfriend lives on his own, but from what I understand from my other friends it doesn’t seem to be too much of an issue.
That being stated, I’ll do my best to share some aspects of Spanish culture that influence my relationship. Family Matters I think it’s safe to say the first and most important part of dating a Spaniard is when you meet their family.
Meeting the family is a big deal in most cultures, but even more so here, and it can happen pretty soon into the relationship.
But when we’re on those trips, other than restaurant reservations, plans don’t happen. The same thing happened for those dates in the beginning of our relationship, when we were still getting to know each other. Romance Spanish men have a reputation for being incredibly romantic.
He’d message me the day of or the day before to tell me about some event or ask me to grab a drink, we’d settle on a time, meet, and then see where our feet took us. I actually think part of that comes from confusion with Latin American men who I’ve found are actually much more romantic than the Spanish.