Advice for american men dating brazilian women
Not that I encourage couples to make out for hours in front of me on the subway, but since when did it become a crime to kiss your partner or be publically in love?I find it interesting that in the US, we have a term for publicly showing affection (“PDA”).But on the other hand, it becomes hard to understand why you want to marry me when we met only fifteen minutes before.Their passion seems so ephemeral, and at times, almost insultingly generic, like they are passionate about any foreign woman.There is no word for this in Portuguese because this type of behavior happens constantly; it's expected.Furthermore, being “carinhoso” (affectionate) is integral to Brazilian relationships and the lack of “carinho” (affection) in many American relationships is probably one reason why Brazilians have labeled Americans as “cold.”From the start, my Brazilian boyfriend was super “carinhoso” with me, regardless of whether we were alone or in front of his friends and family.It turns out that every foreign woman is gorgeous in Brazil. It was only slight a letdown, to find out that every other female traveler I talked to was having a similar experience: being told that she was linda, linda, linda.Now I am back in Rio, though, and almost wistful for those days.
He made it clear from the start that he felt strongly about me, so I never once doubted his feelings.For me, such effusiveness was a refreshing change from the many tight-lipped Americans guys I have met in the past!Why is it that we Americans are so afraid to show affection in public? But then I started talking to other female travelers. On a near daily basis, while I was traveling in Northeastern Brazil, I got compliments on how linda, or beautiful, I am.