It just brought home to me how tight-knit (I'd say suffocating) the family bond is here. Not necessarily to live with (I'm pretty comfortable as I am) , but to go out with.If you're not one of them, you'll be relegated to the position of runners-up. That is a little of an oxymoron in Mexican culture - especially more traditional culture.I remember that our Mexican friends started asking my new girlfriend and I about wedding plans only three days after we started dating.
It shocked me at the time but since then I have come to see that that is just how the culture here views these things.
In our case we did wind up getting married three years later but after only three days of dating it kind of freaked me out to talk about marriage!
Whether or not you're Latina or not, there are some things that come with the territory of dating a man of the Latin persuasion.
Your (mother-in-law) can be your best friend, or conveniently place herself smack-dab in the middle of your relationship with your man. His family is large and you might as well receive a folder filled with documents of his massive family tree to get a grasp of all his relatives’ names…
If you're not one of them, you'll be relegated to the position of runners-up. In Mexico , the family bond is strong and they are extremely protective of one another .
I can never mention anything about my wife to her brothers and sisters or vice versa.
On our first real date he took me to meet his mother, father, teen aged children and to his dead wife's grave to get her approval as well. Hi Mr Georg Grey you have to remember that is a diferent culture you are dealing with now and older ladies here are old school and if they are single can be really shy and not used to be going out they feel out of their comfort zone so try to take it a little bit more smooth specially in the first dates she could be a little bit shy and may not feel comfortable being along with you just yet and try to get to her family and friends if you are really interested in that lady aks her to bring a or some friends in the first dates she will feel more comfortable and things should work better for you best of luck and let us know how its going for you later take care bye.
He was very clear he was interested in marriage and that was the entire point of dating. I'm in my fifties, I live alone but I would like to have a partner.
I'm in my fifties, I live alone but I would like to have a partner.
Not necessarily to live with (I'm pretty comfortable as I am) , but to go out with. I set up one (let's watch a movie, go to the movies, stuff like that), and, what usually happens is that the lady in question calls me around the time we are supposed to hook up to tell me that she can't make it.
Learning about their political beliefs, family values and how they view your country is an eye-opener as well. What kind of a mother still buys underwear for their 30-year-old son anyway? What kind of a mother has to be involved in every single decision about absolutely everything? If you’ve spent your life getting excited about waking up to presents under the tree on Christmas morning, forget it.