The topic of Hispanic dating has grown in importance as the people and their culture intermingles around the globe. The same data also demonstrated the trend toward more interracial couples with Hispanic and non-Hispanic being the largest percentage of the group.
Throw in a language barrier and culture gap and you’re lost in a strange new game with strange new rules.
The more traditional Latin relationships are based on the young man leaving home to find his way and the young women staying with her family until she moves into her new husband's home.
When the family immigrated will greatly affect the strength of the ties to this heritage and dating traditions.
When Sally, a Brit, arrived in Madrid five years ago she had the rather unrealistic expectation that Javier Bardem lookalikes would be queuing up to sweep her off her feet. Now in her early 30s and a seasoned veteran of the dating scene she tells the Local how to avoid the pitfalls of a Spanish mummy´s boy and the perils of communicating through the language barrier.
Here are Sally´s top ten tips for navigating the perilous path to true love in Spain.