There’s just something appealing to most Western women about dating a Mexican man. Maybe it’s because Mexican guys have a reputation for being handsome, funny, and true gentlemen all at the same time.
But what can you expect as a Western woman dating a Mexican man?
That’s what we’re going to cover today!
What Are Mexican Men Like?
In general, you can expect most Mexican men to be:
In Mexico, there’s a thing called ‘machismo’ or being ‘macho.’ It refers to being proud of one’s masculinity. Mexican men who demonstrate macho in their lives are thought of as being tough enough to defend and provide for their families.
Assertive and opinionated
Mexican guys, like Brazilian guys, also have a reputation for being very passionate people. That, combined with traditional gender roles that are assumed in the country, means that the typical Mexican guy you meet is likely to be very assertive in his speech and disposition.
If he knows what he wants, he won’t hesitate to communicate it to you. Just make sure that the assertiveness of the Mexican man you date isn’t the result of an inflated male ego.
Loyal to their families
Mexico is a traditional country when it comes to gender and family roles. The man you meet is likely still living with his family if he’s younger and single. Besides his parents and siblings, he’s also likely living with grandparents, uncles, and aunts in the same house. He is incredibly loyal to them, and can’t wait to introduce you to them.
Big fans of good (local) food
Not all Mexican men are good chefs or cooks, but they all highly appreciate good food, whether it’s homemade or from a restaurant. Keep in mind, when he’s evaluating you as a potential future girlfriend or wife, he’ll pay close attention to your skills in the kitchen.
Even bigger fans of soccer
When dating a hot Mexican guy, your top competition may not be other women but soccer!
Soccer is a huge part of Mexican culture. Don’t be surprised if he repeatedly talks about it while you’re eating dinner or if he would rather stay home to watch a game on TV rather than do something more exciting with you. If anything, going to a live soccer game is a great date idea.
Mexico is known for its vibrant parties complete with mariachi bands, colorful pinatas, and an abundance of beer and tequila. The Mexican man you meet is likely to be a veteran of many of these parties and will be eager to take you to one.
What can you expect when dating a Mexican man?
When dating a Mexican man, here’s what you can expect:
He will be very affectionate with you
Mexican lovers are among the most passionate in the world, and that goes for both men and women. But Mexican guys in particular display a large amount of affection for their girlfriends. From touching your shoulder to kissing you on the cheek to showering you with gifts, he’ll remind you every day of how he feels towards you.
He’ll follow traditional gender roles
As noted, Mexico is a traditional country when it comes to gender roles. That means you can expect the man you date to believe that his role is that of the family provider while yours is that of the family caretaker.
That doesn’t mean he’ll be against you having your career, but it does mean that he’ll probably expect you to cook good food and keep the house clean at the same time. He’ll also be very protective of you, and may not feel comfortable with you walking the streets or using public transportation alone at night.
He will be brutally honest with you
For better or worse, a Mexican man will be very straightforward and upfront with you about just about everything. That is the result of his macho upbringing and a tendency of Mexican guys to be very assertive in their speech and actions.
He’ll expect you to communicate in Spanish
Yes, most Mexican men know at least some degree of English. But he’ll still much prefer to communicate with you in Spanish, and if you commit to each other, you’ll need to learn the language.
Final tips for dating a Mexican man
Here is some final advice for all non-Mexican women who want to date a Mexican man:
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
Mexican men are romantics. Whereas American men can be rather rusty when it comes to saying the right words, most Mexican guys have mental books of romantic sayings to indicate their interest in women.
The only issue here is he may not mean everything he says because this could be the kind of language he uses towards any girl he’s interested in. When he says he loves you on your first or second date, don’t take it literally and don’t get swept off your feet right away.
But how can you truly know if the Mexican guy you’ve gone out with is serious about committing to you?
Read the next section.
Actions Matter, Not Words
To know if he’s truly interested in committing himself to you, he’ll ask you out on more dates, introduce you to his family, start using Spanish more often, and won’t expect sex at the beginning of the relationship.
In other words, Mexican men who want a relationship and not just date you will make this clear with their actions.
The Slower, The Better
Remember that everything is traditional in Mexico. While you can indeed find a man willing to have a short fling with you if you find someone you find yourself falling for, prepare yourself for a long courtship.
A Mexican guy serious about marriage will truly want to take the time to get to know you, and it’s expected for a man and a woman to date for some time before marrying anyway. You’ll also have to ask yourself if you’re willing to stay in the country for him too.
Dating a Mexican man can be a fun experience for you. A Mexican man embraces his masculinity, is very affectionate towards you, and knows how to communicate his true intentions through his actions and not necessarily his words.