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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.
So, even while you’re not in a relationship with someone just because you went on a date, it’s important to know that going for a casual drink with a guy would be considered a date in Colombia.
Although my own experience of dating in Colombia is really pretty limited (sob), I’ve canvassed friends of both sexes and have compiled a brief list of tips for him and tips for her in order to avoid heartbreak, dodge the STIs and have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Girls are very unlikely to approach you, or make the first move.
That isn’t to say that they’re uninterested though.
Dating a Colombian man comes with its challenges to say the least. You will love and laugh harder than ever before, but you might also feel other emotions exponentially: jealousy, rage and maybe even obsession.
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.Let’s see if you can spot a particular trend amongst the beautiful Colombian men of this country.Below are the testimonials of real woman who share the particularities of dating a Colombian man.Maria Camilla is looking for a guy up to the age of 75, and if that isn’t an invitation to a frisky senior, then who knows what is.The point is, age is of no concern to these beautiful women in Colombia who are looking for a permanent and stable relationship, something that seems not all that easy to find in Bogota.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.Hugging, kissing and canoodling in public will all be required. Be warned – when out with your girl, talking to a female friend or looking at a stranger in a skirt might result in a crazed bitchfest. Seriously – do not just assume that you and your girlfriend can stop using condoms because you’ve decided you’re ‘exclusive.’ Very few girls here are popping those precious little pills every morning. Try not to get taken in or carried away by a dark eyed Don Juan who flashes his cash. That is not to say that you should necessarily let him, or think you’ll insult him by refusing. He’ll probably appreciate you insisting on splitting the bill! But to be polite here, people automatically say, “I’ll ring you back,” even if they have no intention of it – it’s not taken as literally as it is in England. Try to avoid any spectacular gaffes or broken hearts, always use protection with your Latin lover, and remember to have a good time! And it’s not frowned upon here the way it is back in the UK. It’s the opposite here – no matter how hard the guy tries to fight it, there’s a machista part of him that wants you to hold out and let him chase you. What would pass for light hearted banter in the UK, might well make a Colombian question his own masculinity. If you’re young, free and single in a city like Bogotá, the world is your About Harriet Marsden Alongside her university studies which focused on Latin American literature and culture, Harriet Marsden has lived and worked in Costa Rica, Bolivia and Colombia. They click on ‘Next’ and never get to the point of thinking they can capture the heart of this girl. Communication with our lady in blue, Maria Camilla, will reveal that she has some interests that you can surely share. If you like romance, then courting Maria Camilla from Bogota will satisfy your adventurous and romantic spirit. I am honest, romantic and cheerful And I like to enjoy life in all its forms. I play tennis and practice yoga and Iam a normal woman, honest in the possible, responsible and somewhat accelerated, flaws and qualities as any human person.