Dating and marriage customs in colombia

As I mentioned in my last article, male-female platonic friendships are considered far less common, particularly if the pair in question are single.

So, even while you’re not in a relationship with someone just because you went on a date, it’s important to know that going for a casual drink with a guy would be considered a date in Colombia.

Girls are very unlikely to approach you, or make the first move.

That isn’t to say that they’re uninterested though. Keep alert for eyelash batting and an ear out for high pitched giggling.

A dinner is not indicative of sexual interest here. Colombian and British cultures, particularly when it comes to genders, are spectacularly different, no matter how relatable they seem. Trust your instincts – except when you’re wasted – and be sensible.

Add that to the Harlequin romance-fueled Western imagination and idealisation of a Latin lover, and And yes, Tinder is big here. Ask anyone about it, go and check it out, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Although my own experience of dating in Colombia is really pretty limited (sob), I’ve done my research thoroughly.

I canvassed friends of both sexes and have compiled a brief list of tips for him and tips for her in order to avoid heartbreak, dodge the STIs and have yourself a merry little Christmas.

The official wedding takes place at a governmental registry office with the wedding couple and a couple witnesses and close family, but no one else.

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