8 - Beware the Rodriguez phenomenon Photo of a man hiding his wedding ring: Shutterstock When a married Spanish man gets left alone in the big city in the summer while his long suffering wife takes the kids to the beach house, watch out! 9 - Tear up the rules of seduction Photo of a man whispering in a woman´s ear: Shutterstock Being used to a rather less seductive approach of picking up women from my British exes, I was happily surprised at the way in which Spanish men played the game.These men are looking for a good time and what better gift from heaven than a foreign girl new to Spain ready to start their engines? Words that would seem ridiculous coming from an English speaker take on a new charm when spoken with a Spanish accent.Although the countries that comprise Latin America and the Caribbean are all distinctly different from one another, we do have some fantastic traits in common. If you say you’re vegan—well you might as well tell them you’re a communist—especially if you’re dating a Cuban. He looks like the most interesting man in the world but more intimidating. If you drink it like a shot he’ll know you don’t know right from wrong.Family is important, we are a romantic community and we tend to be very generous with whatever we have. Best to say you’re allergic, ‘.’ It’ll surprise them long enough for you to fill your plate with beans, rice and plantains. But just enjoy it - pork is vegetarian in many a Latino home. And when he asks what you and your daughter will be doing later, don't say "having a good time." Going to a movie and a nice dinner with friends - that's much better.
When it comes to who pays, I have seen both ends of the spectrum from the stingiest to the most generous.
7 - Forget about timekeeping Photo of a woman with clock: Shutterstock Don't expect fixed plans days in advance with a slow build up, or even a clear idea of what you will be doing and when.