A friend of mine found out a woman he was seeing has a boyfriend when they got back from a lunch date and he was waiting for her at the salon where she works. You’ll probably find Medellín style to be more casual than major cities in other parts of the world, but many foreigners take it too far. Maybe she said, “It’s nothing serious,” but that doesn’t matter. While the relative calm of a laid-back cocktail bar might appeal, the best approach is to head towards the sound of a pounding salsa beat and shuffling couple feet, according to James Flood, a 30-year-old British who has had numerous romantic (or so he claims) dalliances with local Latinas in his travels in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba and Colombia.Salsa Dance “Get a couple of basic salsa lessons – seriously,” he advised.And even without the preliminary close quarters inspection offered by a dance, the whole ‘is/he isn’t she/he?’ game can be a lot easier to play in Latin America.There is no one way to woo them because of individual personalities and all the variables you encounter.
Latin America, though, is rightly renowned for its fiery passions and beautiful people, and to miss out on this side of the region’s culture through fear is far more unforgivable than embarrassing yourself with culturally inappropriate body language. Still one other person mentioned that at her wedding both the bride and the groom exchanged coins. There, EVERYONE, no matter the age, dances to the same music and so it is quite a party. Some people mentioned that there are actually 13 coins given, others didn't mention a specific number, just that the bride received the coins.Love, whether a life-long partnership or a night-long fling, is never easy.Throw in a language barrier and culture gap and you’re lost in a strange new game with strange new rules.“Colombian men see foreign women almost in a different category,” she said.