Colombian dating etiquette can be a little different.
It isn’t as common to go out dancing without your Colombian boyfriend, and certainly not with just guy-friends.
That isn’t to say that they’re uninterested though.
Keep alert for eyelash batting and an ear out for high pitched giggling.
As you meet a couple of Colombian men that you are interested in, you may find some differences between Colombian dating culture and your home country’s dating culture. flip flops, shorts, t-shirts – but I am not much of a fashionista.
It can be really challenging, especially if this is your first relationship with a Colombian man and especially if you don’t have other Gringa friends who have been in relationships with Colombian men to ask advice. I haven’t lived with my parents since I was 17 and none of my past boyfriends lived in the same states as their families. For me, manicured nails, makeup, and perfectly smooth legs was never really my priority (you could say I grew up more of a “beach scrub”). Colombian men, and Colombian culture in general, expect groomed and well-presented women.
Coming from a very aesthetic-focused land called Southern California, I took this as an extreme offense the first time I heard it and thought he was strongly hinting at me to lose weight. When Mario says something that doesn’t make me feel good (even if his intention was harmless), I tell him directly “I don’t like it when you say/do _____ because to me it says _____”.