You want to be that couple making out on the Metro. You want to be holding hands and taking walks by the beach.Here are Sally´s top ten tips for navigating the perilous path to true love in Spain.1 - Breaking the apron strings Photo of a man and his mother: Shutterstock If you believe you can move the relationship along at a snail´s pace and build up to meeting the family at around the six- month mark, then think again.Beware of guys who are looking for a ‘2 for 1’ bonus of sex with you and free English classes. if your Spanish level isn´t great, you could end up dating a boring loser and not even realize until he has cleared out a drawer for you in the wardrobe of his mum´s house where he lives.3 - Get online A photo of woman online dating: Shutterstock That said, when it comes to internet dating, having the language barrier can be a big positive.Some people are definitely looking to get hitched, despite the divorce rate these days (which, is coincidentally only 17% in Spain compared to over 50% in the UK , USA , Canada and Australia). Picture this for a moment: you’re having a drink at the local establishment, a gorgeous Spaniard walks into the room… (don’t forget: Spain is ranked second last in the EU with their English skills) It’s tough to introduce yourself and meet people in your home country, let alone in your new country. Just keep the fashion thing in mind - indulge in a little shopping on some of the fantastic high streets and shops.Third, and possibly most important, keep a sense of humour.
Some customs enjoyed by Spanish teens date to the Middle Ages, while others are as new as the Internet.
It’s a new culture, a new experience, and sure, maybe you have a few friends, but I heard a good line once, “I’m just so bored of wasting my time; love and death are always on my mind.” Maybe an exaggeration, but obviously there’s some truth to it. So, a strategy for love in Spain; let’s start with your goals.
Do you want a little snoggin’, a little companionship, a friend, a lover, or even a spouse? This is essential, not only for dating, but for finding work and practically everything else here. I know this sounds bad, but this is continental Europe , and Spain is one of the world’s fashion capitals. Don’t feel like you have to change yourself or your image; you’re foreign and that will get you far.
I avoided this by always trying to choose men whose family lived in another city, or preferably another country. 2 - Take a dictionary Photo of a man with a dictionary: Shutterstock At intercambios (language exchanges) you won´t just be swapping your mother tongues.
Latin American guys are good for this reason (though wrong for so many others). These places are sweaty, sleazy pulling fests where the weak do not survive.