When I meet a guy who eagerly lets me know he has always wanted to date a Latina I usually move on. Why? Well, anyone who thinks about dating a Latina, or anyone for that matter, as something of a novelty is not very appealing. I am not a piñata folks.
Nine times out of ten their conversation continues with “Why do Latinas always…….”. I wouldn’t have to work another day in my life if I had a dollar for every time I heard those words.
Still I can understand the appeal, after all we Latinas have been blessed with beautiful sultry looks, passionate natures, curves like there’s no tomorrow and the ability to use them.
So here it is gents, this is what every guy should know about dating a Latina.
We Are Going To Be Late
When you first start dating a Latina this will probably be the first thing you notice. Latinos in general are always running late, a result of our laid back mañana attitude. My friends and I always have two time references for any event, the actual time and what we call Mexico time which is a good hour or two later.
Be sure you leave some extra time for her to get her hair tamed. Don’t worry you will find out soon enough that Latinas almost always complain about their hair and how long it takes to manage.
We Have Close Family Bonds
Once you have been dating a Latina you will find out just how important la familia is to her. Most of us are raised very strong ties to the family and have close relationships not only among our immediate family, but with extended family as well. To be clear, when a Latina is talking about her family she is including her tias, tios, grandparents and the ever important circle of cousins.
Family is a huge part of our lives. We Latinas spend more time with our family than the average American gal. So be ready to deal with our families and possibly be included in a couple bonding experiences along the way.
We Listen to our Mamás
The strongest bond among Latino family members is that between a mother and daughter. Latinas have incredibly good and trusting relationships with their mothers. We are going to talk to our mamás about everything, even you.
The only thing you need to know is what “mi mamá always says” and we will be sure to let you know what that is when moment calls for enlightenment.
We Love to Socialize & Celebrate
I think this our love for gathering and socializing is something we are raised to be comfortable with. We have been raised to expect a fiesta to commemorate every important phase and achievement in our lives that it becomes second nature.
That said, prepare yourself for our ease and excitement when it comes to entertaining and socializing.
We Love to Dance
I have dated plenty of guys that can’t dance, and then I have dated guys who really can’t dance. Your inability to dance will probably make us smile, but we won’t pass you by just because you can’t dance. If you can dance though, most Latinas will probably think they have hit the jackpot.
Dancing is just another one of those things Latinas are naturally blessed with and we love to do it. So even if you can’t dance that does not mean you shouldn’t take us out dancing.
Baila baby, baila!
We Love Food
In Latino families the kitchen is probably the busiest room in the house. We cook, eat, laugh and live together and a good, hot meal is always at the center of all that. Most Latinas know how to cook, a result of the strong family ties and bonding sessions with our mothers.
Combine a Latinas know how with the natural female urge to nurture and you have a woman who is always trying to feed you. Go ahead, try our enchiladas. You won’t be disappointed.
So there it is gentlemen, use this information wisely. As for the sultry looks, passionate nature, the curves and the ability to use them…..we have them, enough said.