Love at it’s most Latin. Possessive, argumentative and passionate.
Catholicism doesn’t get in the way too much of having a good time in Colombia . It’s a modern country and full of life though it’s traditional to get to know someone gradually.
There are absolute heart breakers walking down the street everywhere you go. You can down to the shopping malls and have a good time just watching them pass by.
They tend to be pretty possessive though. They’re also obsessed by the tele-novela culture and often want to eat up all your time. It’s a common story to see foreign men under the throes of slavery, being asked to do some menial chore every five minutes in the house. They advise Roadjunky that you should do everything so badly the first time that you never get asked again.
There are strong tendencies towards the dramatic. If you try to break up with your girlfriend don’t be surprised if she goes into convulsive fits in your arms, declaring that she doesn’t want to live any more.
This is deep in the heart of machismo culture where men are men and ready to prove it. Boys definitely don’t cry here and feelings are something that belong to women. There are plenty of exceptions of course but as a rule of thumb it’s fairly true.
You get the feeling that men never really grow up here. They have the enthusiasm of a boy at the age of 40. I saw a bunch of them wrestling and diving into a swimming pool at a hotel – finally their wives had to beg the security to stop them before they hurt themselves.
Learn more about love abroad in the World Romance and Dating Guide.