And inspired by her, I figured I’d make my contribution to the conversation…Of course, long disclaimers at the beginning of blog posts are all the rage these days, so lemme just say: Yes, I’m generalizing. And Spanish girls are often beautiful, passionate, joyous… But before you pack your bags and hop on the first flight to Madrid, you should know: beautiful, passionate and joyous is not the whole story. I’ve written before about the benefits of dating people from other countries.I remember a 40-something executive telling me, years ago, about how lucky I was to have a girlfriend from a town of 10,000 people, in a nice area. If you want to learn English without the pain and discomfort of trying to make an intercultural relationship work, head over to my “professional” blog at – I’m actually capable of some level of seriousness, if I’m being paid. His wife was from some dusty village of 200 souls in Murcia, 90 minutes’ drive from the beach. But if you’re the type of person whose heart starts racing if it looks like you’ll be 2 minutes late for an appointment, you’ve got a lot of “inner work” to do.
If you’ve dated dozens and dozens of , please leave me a comment and tell me where I’m wrong. But you’ll definitely like 32 reasons why I love Spain. Be forewarned: if you get into a serious relationship with a Spanish girl, you can say goodbye to other summer plans…You’re on her territory, and you’re following her rules: less than half an hour late counts as “on time”. Dating is a pretty complicated process no matter where in the world you are, and dating in Spain is no exception.She’s probably just never had someone in her life tell her to calm down. Just make sure you don’t express a love for chorizo-based rice dishes. You’re on the first date, thinking “Wow, a girl this cute would never go out with me back home! The other month of the year, she’ll be at the beach, extolling the magical healing powers of seawater and kelp. Other Spaniards will let her shout – and then just shout louder in order to be heard. ” Then she mentions that she’s preparing for a big job interview, or an official English exam of some kind. And another one: don’t sleep with plants in your room.