start steam without updating - Spaniard dating customs

As a Swede having dated men from many different cultures as I have spent my adult life traveling, I can assure you that the things you take for granted sometimes aren’t things you should take for granted… Most Spanish men aren’t looking for a relationship until they fall in love.

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.

But I did spend some time walking around the streets of Salamanca, Sevilla, and Barcelona, and much of that time involved discussions about culture and evolution with several Spanish psychologists, so I learned something about the differences (and the similarities) between Spanish and American societies.

Let’s start with the differences, since it is always interesting to compare “us” to “them.” Perhaps most salient is the number of people on the street at almost any time of the day, and long into the night.

As I understand it, Spaniards take a two-hour lunch that may begin at 2 or 3 in the afternoon, or later. There is another aspect of Spanish culture that feels very natural, but that is rather un-American.

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