For that reason you won’t read anything in this story that stereotypes the women here, nothing that says they’re all bossy or jealous, even though they are traits you might find in some of them.
I’m not even going to use percentages because I’ve never taken a poll so how would I know?
When your date arrives, she might have someone with her.
I know, you’re thinking, “That’s not a date,” but in Colombia, it can be.
It’s hard to expect anybody to be on time in Colombia. Here’s a good one, courtesy of my friend Jessie, a Miami native born to Ecuadorian parents who now has a paisa girlfriend: “If you want to meet up at 7 p.m., set the date for .
It’s just not part of the culture, and for the record, it’s not part of mine in Hawaii either. If she tells you she’s on the way, that means she’s about to take a shower.” It is, of course, better than another scenario when they change their mind and don’t bother to call, leaving you waiting, wondering.
I’m simply going to tell you some of my experiences in nearly three years living here, as well as information I’ve gathered from friends, both Colombian and foreign, men and women, and then you can decide what you want to do with it. I’m not saying it can’t happen, I’m just saying it’s less likely. Now that I think about it, it’s not all that different here. Other people have had success with online dating sites.
If you are planning to meet a woman at a club, a salsa club is probably the best kind of venue. My favorite avenue is through mutual friends, a situation that makes me feel most comfortable.
I was hoping I’d never have to write one of these, but due to the increase in nasty comments earlier this year on a famous (infamous?
) story published three years ago, I felt the need to write something that better sums up the whole of women in this growing city, not just one segment of the population.