When it comes to dating and relationships, Mexican women are some of the most romantic people you can ever meet.
From their music, to the well known drama series and generally their culture, romance and love is in their blood and everything they do.
As a result, falling in love with a Mexican girl is not much of a surprise. But what to expect when dating a Mexican and what are these women like? Read this guide to find out!
Dating Culture in Mexico
When it comes to dating, Mexican dating culture is one of the most in-depth ones in the world.
Romance, music and family will be the common theme throughout the courting process.
Some Mexicans also apply Old World customs in their dating culture preferences, as well as Western customs. So it’s an interesting mix – one you might not be familiar with. But I’m here to help!
Here are some of the dating traditions you need to know if you plan to date a Mexican woman:
Men make the first move
Traditional gender roles are still embraced in Mexico, even if some areas are influenced heavily by American traditions.
With this said, men are the ones who are expected to make the first move and be the dominant one in the relationship.
If you want to know what you’re up against when it comes to locals, make sure to read my previous dating guide to men from Mexico.
Modesty is the best policy
Mexicans value modesty when they are dating and they don’t brag about their “virtues” to the public.
To them, they take their time to improve their appearance and don’t talk much about their virtues unless it is being discussed.
Personal space is very relaxed in Mexico
Personal space is pretty much a relaxed concept in Mexico. You will see some PDA happening around you, and you shouldn’t worry much about displaying your love for your crush once you’re in a relationship.
You do have to make sure that she’s OK with that – but usually, she is. It’s the same like in most Central American and South American countries, as we’ve seen the same behavior in Brazilian girls or women from the Dominican Republic.
Romance is everywhere
As I said already, Mexicans are known to be very romantic. Some foreigners may find this a bit surprising at first.
However, it is a way to show one’s love because Mexicans are very vocal when it comes to their feelings.
Also, don’t be too surprised if the lines they use are cheesy because, for them, it is natural.
No premarital sex
Despite being so fun and happy and always in party mode, the truth is that many Mexican women still wait until they’re married before going intimate with their partner.
Things are rapidly changing here, but traditional values are still mostly the norm, so don’t be surprised if that apparently liberal girl is still waiting to meet the right man and won’t go too far until she’s married or at least engaged (see below).
Engagements take years
In Mexico, Mexicans take their time to get to know their partner before they get married.
Engagement often lasts from one to two years, or even longer, depending on the couple in question.
But, to tie this up with the previous rule, engagement is usually considered as a huge trust signal, so they generally won’t wait until marriage.
Fathers Get Consulted First for Marriage
If your relationship is leaning towards marriage, you must ask permission to the father first. It’s still customary for them to five their blessing, although it’s generally – at least in the main cities – just a formality.
If they do, you will be expected to reciprocate it by doing the “la serenata”, or a grand serenade performed by a mariachi band.
In case your Mexican love comes out to listen, that means you are good to go to the next step. If you don’t make the right impression, you will have to go back to step one.
Best place to meet Mexican women
The best place to meet women from Mexico is… online! Head over to a premium dating website like this one – it has tradition, plenty of active users and all the ladies there are actively looking for a relationship.
And since this is a premium website, the competition is limited compared to free services (like Tinder or other), so it’s definitely a win-win situation. Online might seem old school, but you’ll be surprised with how solid of an option it still is!
What do Mexican Women look like?
This section can be solved very easy and quickly: Mexican women are stunningly beautiful, being blessed with a perfect natural beauty.
When it comes to what they wear and how they like to present themselves, Mexican girls are taught early to be very careful with their appearance.
Expect Mexican ladies to wear feminine clothing in bright, strong colors, with with pink being the center of the show.
The clothes will also be tight to accentuate their figure and their home clothes will also be tight-fitting. That’s what I like to call “eye candy”.
Looks-wise, most Mexican girls have what foreigners call a “Latina” look, mixing the features of indigenous Americans and Europeans (mostly Iberians aka Spanish).
Characteristics of Mexican Women
Looks are not everything, and fortunately there’s a lot more to Mexican girls than just a beautiful packaging. Let’s see what to expect from them personality-wise.
Mexican women are passionate
True to their romantic heritage, Mexican women are very passionate when it comes to their relationships.
From their actions to their words, they will definitely show it to you. If you are not used to passion, you’ll have learn how to appreciate it if you want to be in a relationship with a Mexican.
Girls from Mexico are usually cheerful
Mexican women are very cheerful and they definitely know how to get some good fun.
Wherever you bring them, they will be the star of the show and even discover fun ways to be happy even in a dull location.
Mexican women are fierce
Mexican women are always known for being assertive and not afraid to tell others what they feel about things.
They will also fight back if their values are challenged by anyone and assert that their opinion is correct. With this said, you do not want them to be your enemy.
Do Mexican Women Speak Good English?
While things have improved a lot in the past several years, it’s safe to say that many Mexicans still don’t speak any English at all.
While many are familiar with the English language and could have a very basic chat, don’t expect too much. However, girls living near the US borders usually speak better English.
Spanish is the most used language in the country – since it’s their national language, so if you are able to speak or understand it, you already have a huge advantage.
If not… it might be a bit of a challenge finding a woman that speaks good English. But love is an universal language, after all!
What to Expect in Dating a Mexican Woman?
Here are a few more things about dating in Mexico – these will surely help you come in better prepared and avoid any potential culture shock.
You Pay the Bill!
Mexican women are very traditional and for them, men should be the ones who pay. It doesn’t mean that they are gold diggers or that they can’t care for themselves – it’s just the way it is here.
Although people associate machismo with the Mexican and South American culture, the truth is that due to their romantic nature, Mexican women will fall for you easier if you are a bit more old fashioned in your approach.
Be romantic and chivalrous, be polite and soft spoken instead of the “alpha male” type in order to get them!
Mexican girls are very superstitious
Mexicans are very superstitious in nature and traditions matter a lot to them.
Don’t be surprised when she suddenly tells you to do something because it’s “tradition”. Even if you don’t believe it (they might not fully believe it either), it still has to be done because otherwise, it’s a lack of respect.
And don’t even try to get into a debate about horoscopes and astrology – it’s a battle you can’t win. Just hope that your zodiac signs are a good match and you’re all set!
Punctuality is not their main feat
Mexican women are always late, so don’t consider them being anything from 15 minutes to an hour late as a lack of respect or them not caring for you.
Most likely, it’s because they love to be in perfect shape – makeup, clothes, everything – just for you. But they rarely are capable of estimating the exact amount of time required to get to a point where they’re satisfied.
So even if she tells you she’s almost done, it could mean that 15 to 30 minutes might pass until she’s actually ready.
But Mexican women will acknowledge your patience when they do see you and put it as a good point towards you.
When it comes to passion, love and romance, Mexican women know how to make you feel good and valued with their behavior and attention.
They will also show you a different side of love that you may not see in other cultures and change the way you see the world the longer you are with them.
When you do get to know them and earn their trust, you will realize that their beliefs shaped who they are and you can also apply it in your relationship.
If you are indeed planning to date a Mexican woman, make it a point to find out their dating culture first and what they want in a partner before jumping right in.
Learning the language is also a big plus because it will prevent any misunderstandings, especially if the girl you are dating is not that proficient in the language.
You should also be patient with them because they take their time getting to know a person. Mexicans are also very strict when it comes to their dating culture and relationships.
If you have additional insights about the amazing Mexican women, don’t hesitate to share them with us all by commenting below.