I personally haven’t seen or heard of Spanish men randomly buying flowers or chocolates for their girlfriends, or trying to woo women by breaking out a guitar and singing to them.
In fact, Spanish men are quite shy and not at all forward when it comes to talking to women.
When it comes to arguments, patience is always key, but even more so when you don’t share the same native language. The Spanish like to see where life takes them; they don’t limit what could happen on any given day by making strict plans.
Ask them Wednesday or Thursday what they are doing on the weekend and they typically respond with, “” (“We’ll see”). Well, in mine in particular it was a bit difficult for us to overcome this huge difference between our expectations at first.
And once you meet the family, you’re immediately a new member of their circle and they’re thrilled to have you. Also, it can sometimes be the case where your has nights set aside to eat with their family alone.
Don’t be offended if his Monday or Tuesday night is always booked for family dinners and he has to meet up with you after.
However, after spending the holidays in Italy with my family and yearning to go home, I headed back to Spain determined to make the best of my remaining five months there.
Within a week, I met my Spanish boyfriend, and three years and many challenges later, we are still making it work. Spanish men have the reputation of being tall, dark and handsome, with thick accents that can make you swoon.
Spanish men have a reputation for being incredibly romantic.
I actually think part of that comes from confusion with Latin American men, who I’ve found are actually much more romantic than the Spanish.
That being said, this does vary depending on the person.
I’ve more or less always been able to communicate how I’m feeling to my partner, and understood his sentiments as well.
But I’ve also learned that it’s OK to say that you don’t understand and ask them to re-phrase what they’re saying, and that’s especially the case when you’re arguing because misunderstandings can make things worse.