“Just because a girl is being touchy feely it doesn’t mean she’s definitely interested in that way,” he said.“For a lot of people here, personal space exists on a much smaller scale.” As the night draws on a new challenge may arrive with the bill – who pays?
“Colombian men see foreign women almost in a different category,” she said.
However, while this may open some doors it may see others shut rather quickly.
An aversion to either may well be interpreted as a lack of interest – or worse.
Maintaining Distance However, while a critical part of flirting, you should avoid reading too much into the hand on your knee or the lingering gaze, according to James.
For James, the answer for gentlemen is clear – get your wallet out. “The whole roots of man-pays-all dates at the door and enjoy the free ride.
“At first I resisted but it’s such a pain in the ass, and really so hard to get a man not to pay for you that it’s almost embarrassing,” she said.“Eventually I just stopped and enjoyed getting free wine and nice meals.” With financial matters settled, there only remains the delicate subject of how quickly to proceed with your new-found love interest.For ladies in a hurry, there should be no problems convincing the average Latin man that time is short.So, to guide you through this minefield, Nearshore Americas caught up with some American and British expats, currently living in Latin America, to seek their advice on the ways of cross-cultural Latin love.For the business-tripper looking for love, the first challenge is knowing where to look.“(Men here) are definitely intimidated by me,” she added.