Dating Latina women and Latino men is something that is considered highly desirable, whether it’s because of the dark hair, the tanned skin, the accent, or the passion that they are generally credited with. Either way there is a belief that they will be highly romantic and exciting to date, and you are likely to be the envy of your friends if you pull it off.
Of course these are stereotypes and are not always true, and your experience will depend on the individual whom you meet, not on their culture or background. However that said there certainly are some common traits with Latina women and Latino men and it can help to understand these before you begin dating them.
Beliefs and Values
First of all you need to recognise that a person’s family and heritage will tend to strongly effect their beliefs and their values. This is no different for Latina women and Latino men, and they will commonly share certain beliefs and values.
For instance Latinos will typically take family very seriously and will be very loyal to their mothers and fathers. For most of us this is a very admirable trait, but in some cases parents can get in the way of a relationship (though this is true of any culture). Latino partners may well also be Catholic and this will be something that you need to discuss if your relationship becomes serious. If your partner is devoutly Catholic then this can affect everything from sex, to which school you might send your children to and where you would get married.
While a Latina woman living in another country may have values more akin to your own, traditionally a Latina woman will have been taught to do everything for her man and this will include things like cooking and looking after them. At the same time they tend to be taught to be coy and shy in dating and not to show off or brag about their achievements.
Latino men meanwhile traditionally will expect their partners to provide and look after them, though again this will of course depend on the individual. On the plus side Latino men are known for being highly romantic and sweeping their partners off their feet.
Latino Dating and Flirting
Another point to remember is that when you are initially dating and flirting with a Latino person, they might be more flirty and demonstrative than you would necessarily expect. This is another common trait of Latinos and in some cases you might misread casual flirting for romantic interest – so be cautious of this.
Once you understand some of the potential differences that might come from their background your next challenge will be finding Latinos to date. If you are living in certain parts of America then it shouldn’t be too hard to find areas with a higher population of Latinos and these are the areas where you should go if you are hoping to start dating one. Alternatively if you have any Latino friends then you can ask them to introduce you to their single friends, and this will give you some common ground and ensure that you are meeting people that they at least deem suitable for you. Lastly there are also many dating websites and networks designed specifically for meeting Latinos so these offer another avenue to pursue.