It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl in possession of a job in Colombia must be in want of a date. Ostensibly a bar for foreigners to participate in a language exchange with Colombians, and actually a great way to make friends, after about 9pm it morphs into a free-for-all speed dating service between gringos and locals.
But for the vast majority of educated women I know, this is not true. The way he loved Maricruz in those final episodes (she was pregnant, if you remember) made me think that “one day, I will have my own papi too.” And I did. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who made me believe in the goodness of men. It’s “I like you” or “I don’t like you.” And yes, asking a Mexican man if you look fat in that dress will always end in a Greek tragedy. When I came to Argentina, I started eating Doritos with a power hot sauce all over it and my friends were like, “Doritos with hot sauce? ” I smiled and whispered to myself, “the Mexicans.” A bottle of hot sauce will always serve as their icon. But let me tell you that it never ends bad with Mexicans — ending a relationship with them is always a good note, regardless of what you’ve been through. While everyone had the hots for the unbelievably stunning Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), I appreciated Sucre’s mexicanism more. Values vary a lot from class to class, so, assuming your target for dating will be an upper middle to upper class woman, here are some suggestions to keep in mind:1. The concept of “waiting until marriage” is 99% gone.- If she’s ready for sex on the first date, she’s not a keeper. Don’t make noises while eating, chew with your mouth closed, don’t speak until you swallow, eat slow. Don’t freak out if she wants you to meet her parents, siblings and/or the rest of the family. About your inquiries:-"Mexican women expect to be spoiled by their men”. If you date a materialistic one, yes she will expect that. Actually when she pronounces those words, you know she’s a keeper.- Men walk on the outer side of the sidewalk. In some more conservative circles, sex doesn’t come into play until you are a “steady” boyfriend. Manners- Keep both wrists on the table (as opposed to the USA, where it’s one hand on your lap, one on the table).- Do not rest your elbows on the table.- Your manners at the table are VERY important. Even if you have a Ph D and make millions, if you eat like an uneducated farmer you will be dumped.- Meeting her parents doesn’t mean you are committed to anything.Actually they may have the tendency to spoil you, depending on their family dynamics.