That said, here's my advice for non-Mexican women about what to expect. Don’t Believe Everything You Hear Foreign women might be delighted by the effusiveness of Mexican men.While Western men seem unable to utter one romantic word at times, Mexican men have books of them at the ready to fling at you.Is that hand on your knee a flirtatious come-on, or a culturally distinct approach to personal space?
Have a fling by all means but if you find yourself falling for someone, ask yourself the following questions: Are you willing to stay in Mexico for a man? Proceed slowly and analyze your date for signs of trustworthiness and good character.
Looks fade, sweet words fade, but character lasts forever.
Staying in Mexico for someone is a major commitment, as I well know. Is he willing to move in with you, do fifty percent of the housework, pay his half of the bills, and support your dreams? Post your questions and experiences in the comments section below!
You have to analyze if being apart from your family and friends and changing or altering your career is worth it. Make sure your beloved is willing to compromise as well – you shouldn’t be the only one changing your life. By the way, if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Mexico then click this link to go to Air Bn B and get USD in travel credit -- my gift to you!
Proceed as you will, but don’t expect him to stick around after the deed is done. Otherwise, I know I said that macho men are universal but Mexican men can be a special type of macho – a more obvious one, if you will.
Be aware that many Mexican men have been raised with macho attitudes – especially if they’re from outside of Mexico City, especially if they’re from the north of the country, especially if they’re from conservative states like Puebla. Look for Signs of the Female-Friendly Mexican Man I married a man who had no love of feminism and some engrained machismo. He showed a willingness to learn about my beliefs and adapt to my expectations of an equal partnership.
A Mexican man may just up and say what a Canadian (or American or European) man is thinking.
Traditional mindsets of inequality between men and women are global, my friends.
While Mexican men have a reputation for being super macho, this is not always the case.
Canadian men are more politically correct on the outside perhaps, but not on the inside.
While I usually don’t subscribe to most stereotypes, there are always a few that are true enough to merit their labels. Playful—but always polite—conversations can be had between friends, between strangers, and even between married men and women with people who aren’t their significant other (gasp! In other cultures this may raise a few eyebrows, and tempers, but in France it’s just a conversation, there’s no strings attached. It’s more complicated than that, but that’s the most concise way I can think to put it.