Dating rituals in spain
You may think that the western world is so, well, westernized, that dating someone from a different country in the western world will be a breeze. There are still differences; in some countries more than others.Spaniards have their ways just like Americans do and sometimes we don’t think about those ways until we start dating someone.The Visigoths kept the Roman legacy in Spain between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages.Muslim influences remained during the Middle Ages in the areas conquered by the Umayyads, however, these influences had not been completely assimilated into the Spanish culture.
You can even flirt with others, in fact, it might help. What you most certainly should not do is walk up to the man and start talking to him. It’s just in their culture that that’s the way it is.
One day his friends were around and as they wanted to keep chatting and we wanted to do our own thing, my friend and I withdrew. The guy was infuriated – how could we have insulted him in front of his friends like that?
This was a sign that we did not care about him and weren’t looking out for him.
If you approach, he may think you “easy.” If someone asks for your number and then texts you, or calls you to ask for a first date, make sure you are busy that day. If you get through a first date with a guy, he might want to try to impress you as it’s now clear you are interested.
This might mean he talks about all the women he’s dated or who like him (to prove what a stallion he is) or suddenly gets too busy for the second date.