The Dominican Republic is a very beautiful country. Located on the eastern side of Hispaniola island, it’s sunny, there are gorgeous beaches, and the people are nice and friendly.
It is also a great country for dating if you are a single person visiting.
During my trip to the Dominican Republic over a year ago, I had the chance to go out with a few handsome Dominican men. Let’s just say I know a thing or two about what these guys are like.
So, based on my experiences, I will teach you everything you need to know about dating a Dominican guy.
What Are Dominican Men Like
What are Dominican men like? Here are a few things I’ve learned:
They are unpredictable & spontaneous
Dating a Dominican man is an adventure. I found this out with Andres the first week I was in the country. The first night we went out dancing, the second day, we spent playing on the beach, getting over our hangover, and the third day he took me out for a hike off in the jungle.
Keep in mind, we never exactly planned out any of this. Each new day was a surprise!
They are very generous
Sure, Dominican men are adventurous, but they’re also generous souls at heart. A Dominican man loves to spoil his woman, and if he’s into you, you’ll be no exception.
He’ll buy your drinks, your food, pay for your cab, and buy you tickets to the baseball game (which, as I found out, is quite a big deal in the Dominican Republic).
They are confident
Dominican guys work to get your attention if they’re into you. They walk tall with their shoulders forward and dress well to make a good impression.
And once he spots you, it won’t take him long to walk up and begin flirting with you (and he’ll make no secret of his intentions either).
Just don’t make it too easy for them if you catch my drift.
They are mature and responsible
Dominican men are traditional and family-oriented. One of the guys I went out with, Adonis, was still living with his parents and siblings, which I admittedly found peculiar for a 23-year-old man.
But it’s largely because of this traditional upbringing that Dominican guys are more mature (and responsible) than you may think. Sure, he’ll love to have fun with you, but when it comes to more serious matters, he’ll know when to use his brain.
They are very honest and loyal
There’s a reason I plan to return to the Dominican Republic in the future. Sure, Dominican men are attractive and know how to flirt, but they also won’t hesitate to share with you how they feel. And this, my friends, is what leads to true intimacy.
They look very handsome and have a great sense of style
What can I say, Dominican guys, are hot! These guys will pick fashion over comfort any day of the week.
Imagine a young, darker-skinned man with a good physique and a well-fitted shirt and pants. If you don’t believe me, well, you’re missing out!
Dominican Men and Relationships
Alright, so now you know what to expect from a Dominican man regarding his style and appearance.
But what can you expect from him when it comes to how he’ll handle a relationship with you?
Dominican men are players
Dominican men like to have fun interacting with women, and it’s a part of who they are. It’s also a part of them that you must accept.
Fortunately, if you manage to take things with him to a more serious dating level, you’ll be glad to read my next point.
They are also very romantic
Dominican guys are players…for a bit. Once he’s settled on going out with you for a weekend (or entering into a relationship with you), he’ll make things as romantic with you as possible.
He’ll take you on adventures during the day, enjoy sitting down for nice food and wine during the evening and be more tender and open to you during your intimate moments back in your hotel room.
You’ll find quickly, as I did with Andres, that Dominican men can alternate between a macho man out in the world and a tender lover who tells you how he feels when it’s just the two of you.
You have to be ready for rejection
If you signal interest to a Dominican man who has approached the group of girls you’re in, and he seems to display his feelings to another girl instead, don’t be disheartened!
If he’s not into you, he’ll be polite about it…and there are plenty of other guys who you could gain the attention of as well.
They are very protective
When you’re with a Dominican man, you’ll quickly notice that they are very masculine. That’s due to their nature and cultural upbringing, so protecting their women is a big part of who they are.
How to Win a Dominican Man’s Heart
The big question: how do you win a Dominican man’s heart?
I have a few ideas:
Appreciate the small gestures
A Dominican guy will test you to see how you respond. He’ll make eye contact and smile before he approaches, and once you’re getting to know each other, he’ll do things like hold the door open for you, pull your chair out for you to sit, and so on.
Tell him how much you appreciate his actions because most women honestly look this part over.
Be patient and understanding
A Dominican guy can be very passionate and outspoken about what he thinks. If his temper flares up, try to understand where he’s coming from and be calm and patient with him.
Openly arguing with him is not the way to communicate when he’s upset or angry.
Take care of yourself
Dominican men dress well and keep themselves well taken care of. He’ll expect the same out of you too. Dress well, practice good personal hygiene, and put effort into making yourself sexy. Trust me when I say he’ll appreciate it.
Be ready to move fast
There’s never a slow moment in a Dominican guy’s life. I never knew where my life was headed with Adonis at the helm!
And while it meant there was always something new around the corner, it also meant sometimes I could barely stop for a moment’s rest!
Get along with their family and friends
If he introduces you to his family and close friends, it’s a clear sign he views you as a long-term partner.
And make no mistake about it, how his family views you plays a big role in his future plans with you. So be ready to make a good first impression!
Learn how to dance
Dominican guys love to dance! And the good news is that even if you don’t know how to dance well yourself, he’s more than eager to teach you all the moves.
Where to Meet Dominican Men
Online Dating in the Dominican Republic
Online dating is a good way to meet guys and perhaps set up a few dates before you arrive in the country.
Tinder is an old standby, and you should have no problem setting up several dates before you fly in. I found myself picking and choosing between which of my matches I wanted to meet up with.
You can also try AmoLatina.com. I’ve found that the guys on this site are a bit more serious and interested in a relationship than just hooking up.
Most of them are also quite eager to date a sexy Western woman, especially since, for many of these guys, it doesn’t happen often.
Visiting the Dominican Republic
You can meet local men in tourist cities like Punta Cana or Santo Domingo. You can also browse dating sites in the Dominican Republic.
Punta Cana, located at the island’s eastern tip, is known for its vast stretches of beautiful white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. The region’s also called Coconut Coast or La Coasta del Coco in Spanish.
Punta Cana is well known for the all-inclusive resorts that help make it a more budget-friendly destination for travelers. If you visit Punta Cana, I recommend staying in the Bavaro neighborhood.
It is an area with luxurious and yet affordable all-inclusive resorts. You can also do activities such as kayaking, zip-lining, and windsurfing here. Trust me; you’ll get more than a few chances for meeting a few single guys (or groups of guys) if you put yourself out there.
The capital city of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo.
It is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean and is known for its old cobblestone streets and buildings built back in the 1500s. The cathedral here was the very first to be built in the New World.
As neat of history and architecture as Santo Domingo has, you didn’t just come here for that, right?
The best places to meet that sexy Dominican man you’ve been dreaming about in Santo Domingo are at the bars and clubs, concerts, and outdoor plazas and parks.
The shopping malls and plazas in Santo Domingo I recommend you explore are:
- Agora Mall
- Galeria 360
- Downtown Center
Keep in mind that most Dominican men are not exactly scared to make approaches to girls they like. So if you were to go about your day and explore cafes and small shops, you might get approached at least once by a young man practicing his game.
Later, when you and your friend are ready to hit the bars and clubs for a night to remember, check out:
- Zona Colonial
- Veo Veo
- Bar Parada 77
- Merengue Club
- Mamma Club
- Cacibajagua Bar
Wrapping It Up
Let me put it this way,
If you want an exotic man who’s also charming, mature, and knows how to lead you on an adventure, you’ll want to take a little vacation to the Dominican Republic.
After all, you’ll never truly know what a Dominican guy is like until you go and see for yourself.
Learn more about the Dominican dating culture.