Aaron agrees, suggesting that, “the whole thing could come from the politeness of Colombians.
In the States I’ll know straight away if the girl isn’t interested.
Certain cultural differences do seem to pop up though, and have been reported on widely on the internet too (check out Medellin Living and Expat Chronicles for examples).
All across the city of Bogotá, and indeed the rest of the country, gringa girls living and working in Colombia are pairing up with local boys – at a staggering rate! Ask anyone about it, go and check it out, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
It seems to be a match made in heaven – the Colombian males, who are fascinated with foreign women, and the young English girls, who are 6,000 miles away from home for the first time. It’s fair to say that for people in their early twenties in England, dating culture hasn’t really taken off – at least, not like it has in America.
Better still, they think foreign men belong to their peer group, so chances are they will like you if you are from countries like the United States or Canada.
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.
Add that to the Harlequin romance-fueled Western imagination and idealisation of a Latin lover, and ! Rather than dating multiple people casually, including almost strangers, like we see in shows like In Colombia, the relationship between men and women affects the dating culture.
As I mentioned in my last article, male-female platonic friendships are considered far less common, particularly if the pair in question are single.Take Sophia Vergara as an example – she is the hottest 44-year-old woman that I know.Can you really tell that she is 44 years old based on her looks? Yes, Colombian women are sexy, flirtatious and most importantly, they are youthful.In this article, I’d like to share some facts about Colombian women, so you will understand these incredibly exotic ladies better.Girls who come from the middle class are generally doing well – they either study at universities or have decent jobs.I guess it comes from what the men are like here: far more direct.