Spanish relationships dating

Four months into my big move to Spain I was wondering if I would last the whole year.

As with anything, it’s hard to generalize, especially when it comes to dating in Spain, because each region has a somewhat distinct culture. Here are some things to keep in mind for your Spanish love affair.

The first and most important part of dating a Spaniard is meeting their family.

Meeting the family is a big deal in most cultures, but even more so in Spain, and it can happen pretty soon into the relationship.

Three weeks into dating my boyfriend, I still remember when he timidly asked me if I would like to meet his sister and niece.

I was surprised at how soon he asked, but it was clearly very important to him.

Weekly dinners or even daily lunches, where the whole family comes together, are really common.

And once you meet the family, you’re immediately a new member of their circle and they’re thrilled to have you. Also, it can sometimes be the case where your has nights set aside to eat with their family alone.

Don’t be offended if his Monday or Tuesday night is always booked for family dinners and he has to meet up with you after.

Related to family, the majority of Spanish guys still live at home.

With an unemployment rate of 45 percent, this is understandable.

It is also socially acceptable for young people to live at home until they are in a serious relationship or until they’re married.

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