Angela* is a 26-year-old Mexican-American women who grew up in San Diego and swore her whole life that she would never settle down with a Latino man.But when she found herself falling for Sebastian*, she had a change of heart.Close-knit community is often the rule rather than the exception, but everyone’s situation will still be unique.It’s important that you learn to honor that relationship and embrace his/her family. In Hispanic dating, family will always play an important role.Alexandra Morbitzer, a 24-year-old social media consultant from Ohio who now resides in New York City, has experienced this with her Latino boyfriend.“It’s a very big priority [for him] to take care of his mother — helping her with rent, replacing whatever breaks,” she says. “He is protective of me and likes to take care of me,” Morbitzer gushes.They all seemed liked players to me — my cousins included. I watched my closest cousin cheat regularly on his girlfriend of 10 years. I have one female cousin who dated a Latino guy for three years, but when she got pregnant, he left. They were engaged when she found out he got his ex-girlfriend pregnant.She broke off the engagement, and he married his pregnant ex.
Be careful about how you approach discussions on religion, especially if your own ideas may come across as cynical.
Learn about your date’s relationship with both faith and cultural traditions and discover if you’re spiritually compatible.
Respect what you don’t know, ask questions, and be honest about your own relationship with God, faith, and tradition.
Francellis Quiñones, a 34-year-old Boston teacher, appreciates these seemingly contradictory qualities admitting that she loves how Latinos successfully navigate between macho and progressively sensitive.
“Even when they yell, ‘Get me a Corona bien fria, mujer!