Dating argentine women
Is that hand on your knee a flirtatious come-on, or a culturally distinct approach to personal space?
Is splitting the bill a nod to equal gender relations, an unforgivable challenge to your date’s masculinity or the sign of an incorrigible tight-wad?
As a visitor you may be hoping, or even expecting, to find a cute young Argentine to tutor you in this language.
Throw in a language barrier and culture gap and you’re lost in a strange new game with strange new rules.
until it dawns on you that you’d fallen for the oldest piropo (pick-up line) in the book: “Se te cayó un papel…
el que te envuelve, bombón.” (You dropped a paper — the one you were wrapped in, you sweet little candy).
We evaluate the top 5, and reveal the truths laced to this seemingly paradisiacal city of passion. If you’re taken out on a first date, and have a good time with your suitor, don’t be surprised if you meet la vieja (his mother) on the second date.
Considering most young men live with their parents yard lengths past an acceptable age (by American standards), you’ll be forced to meet and greet the fam even if he just wants to swing by home to pick up the movie tickets he forgot. If you agree to crash at their place, don’t act so abashed when you have to despedir the entire family the next morning.