Today we have a guest blog from Juan.
Juan Diego is a Hispanic freelance writer. He also operates the blog for a popular Latino dating website, Latinolicious. The blog has tons of advice for dating Latinos and dating in general. It also touches on things to do with race relations and is dedicated to Latinos interested in and involved in interracial relationships.
Take it away, Juan!
Hi guys, and thanks for the opportunity!
Here’s my question to you. Are you thinking of dating a Latino for the first time? Or are you currently in a relationship with one now? Generally, Latinos are considered different from average Americans due to their cultural differences and their nature.
Latino dating can be a rollercoaster ride for you. To save you from any sudden shock, I’ve compiled this article for you to discuss the basics of Latino culture and traditions.
Words such as Hispanic or Latino are limiting; they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. There is no perfect guide that can fit all but we can talk about the generalized behavioral pattern of a Latino.
After reading the characteristic traits of Latinos, if you feel like you want attempt dating on, then you can try 100% FREE Latino Dating Sites to find the right match for yourself.
What You Should Know Before Dating A Latino
Lots of Passion
One of the most common traits to being a Latino is their passion. Whatever they do, they do it passionately!
Whether it’s about making food or loving someone; or even just a dance, you can expect to see the passion everywhere. Passion and friendliness are so marinated into their nature that you can’t take it out of them. You will find Latinos to be very helpful and open to people, and they will never hesitate to compliment your good looks.
And with this passion comes another side. Yes, they will never hesitate to speak the harsh truth as well. Straightforwardness is a cultural norm for Latinos.
A Love for Cooking
Serving food is a Latino’s way of displaying their love and affection for someone.
Latinos are very passionate about their food and whether its men or women, they all know how to cook delicious meals. They take table etiquette very seriously, so here are some of the things you should be aware of before going for Latino dating:
- Wait for the signal to begin eating
- Latinos take their wine very seriously and you should definitely know how to pour a bottle properly
- Pass the dishes to your left to avoid confusion
- Don’t talk much while eating
- Put your utensils down properly
Deep Connections to Their Roots
Most Latinos have deep connections with their roots and they feel proud to follow them. It’s better not to get into an intense argument regarding their cultural values. Instead, try to show respect to their cultural values—especially within the first few meetings.
Being sexy and exotic is in the DNA of Latino.
If you are someone who is possessive and gets offended easily, then you should stay away from Latino dating.
Culturally Latinos love to give compliments and stay frank about showing affection. Get yourself ready to see how much she will be praised, checked out by others and how she naturally grabs everyone’s attention. Instead of getting possessive about her, you’d best grow some balls and accept the admirations.
May Lack Discipline
When you are over passionate about something it can make you or break you.
Your passion decides where you are going to take your life. The direction of your passion (either positive or negative) will either help you achieve greatness or hit rock bottom.
It’s rare to see a Latino live an average life. A Latino will either look like a fitness model, or severely overweight. They will either be the best entrepreneur in the city, or broke as hell!
Whatever they do they do with passion, and more often than not, take it to the extreme.
Don’t Get Into an Argument
The majority of Latinos are loud, so you’d best stay away from getting into argument with them. At least try to avoid any argument for few initial dates. Stay calm and be a good listener.
Showing off is a bi-product of passion. If you work hard, save hard and buy a Lamborghini for yourself, then you’re going to show off, right? Same goes for Latinos, because they do everything to the extreme.
They are passionate about cooking, getting dressed up, friends, family and the person they love. You can expect them to show off everything they are passionate about, which is why it’s such an adventure dating a Latino.
Are you ready to date one?