You can read more about my experience with Colombian men and pickup lines here, here, here, here and here.
Anyone have any other memorable lines to contribute? I don’t know that I would use the world “mean” to characterize Colombian men. Well, unless we’re talking about criminals…I did get held up by some mean guys on a bus once.
Colombia is still a very traditional culture when it comes to dating and romance.
It's also a fairly macho society, and expectations in male-female relationships reflect this.
As I mentioned in my last article, male-female platonic friendships are considered far less common, particularly if the pair in question are single.
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.
However, be clear from the beginning about your assumptions.
Well, you better not leave without first signing up for my FREE email course to the best of Colombia's Spanish and slang.
Often has it been said that the best way to improve in a foreign tongue is to start dating a local. Even students who, in the classroom, can barely be bothered to string together a coherent sentence, suddenly have boundless enthusiasm for improving their language skills as soon as they chat to a guy or girl they like.
To excel in the world of romance, you’ll need to be able to speak reasonably.
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.
All across the city of Bogotá, and indeed the rest of the country, gringa girls living and working in Colombia are pairing up with local boys – at a staggering rate! Ask anyone about it, go and check it out, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.