As a visitor you may be hoping, or even expecting, to find a cute young Argentine to tutor you in this language.But without a few precursory lessons, you could find yourself confused, trapped for hours in unwanted conversation, or worse, giving the wrong impression. When a woman politely tells a man “no” here in Bs As, it’s not understood as a clear indication of disinterest.After living in South America for over a year, here is my take on being a gringita and the rules of dating in South America. You ask…It is a common phrase used to describe men of Latin America who act like a, ¨Macho man¨ often exhibiting behaviors such as possessiveness, aggressiveness and an overall attitude that they It is a common topic in conversation here and some women have become so accustomed to it, that they accept it as normal.I have dated a few men who were machisimo and if I had not recognized the signs in the beginning it could have ended very badly. Exhibiting stalker behaviors like showing up at your house without your approval or spreading nasty rumors when you decide that you need some space.I am always amazed at the way these guys act or don't act for that matter.They try to tell me it is because I don't know latin men. I am sure that there is one or two out there somewhere, but I have yet to find them in my trials as a serial dater. (The Spanish version of wham bam) Some of them don't even try. While they were out on the boat, he went downstairs. I did not have to worry a bit, in fact this weenie waver was the one who had to worry. Porteños hold a different attitude toward the spoken word.This is a city where common phrases including, “I’ll call you,” “see you soon,” or “I’m on my way,” are works of only the purest fiction.
In Buenos Aires, even the meaning of a word as simple as “no” is fuzzy—especially when this word is used in the context of a conversation spoken in the international language of love.
And I must stress similar because there is a difference.
In Colombia girls flake right before the date, but in Argentina they do stupid shit well before.
Newly arrived visitors will wearily wait hours, days or even weeks for a phone call to be returned.
They will be left all dressed up with nothing to do on Friday night having naively interpreted a friend’s vague “salimos viernes” as concrete arrangements for an evening out.