But what happens when you throw in cultural differences on top of gender differences — is it easier or harder to date and maintain a relationship? Even during my swinging single days I wasn't much of a Casanova and I'm far from the idyllic husband, so I'll avoid dishing out dating and relationship advice.
But I was single long enough in Spain to notice some differences when it came to the European and Spanish women compared to their counterparts in the states. Life in Los Angeles (LA) is not an accurate representation of the US as a whole.
The other night I was wandering around the streets of Alicante (a medium-sized town on the Mediterranean coast south of Valencia). on a Sunday night, yet the squares were crowded with hundreds and hundreds of people, including young children, college students, and elderly couples, most sitting in large groups outside bars, sipping beverages, munching on tapas, and watching a soccer match.
I enclose two pictures I took in the same square in Salamanca, once in the afternoon, then again at night (notice there are lots of people at both times).
While I was traveling around the Iberian Peninsula last year, Spain was receiving some bad press back on the other side of the Atlantic – as an object lesson in how not to do things.
I did not spent any of my time here with bankers or politicians, so I haven’t learned much about the broader economic crisis in Spain.
If he´s into you then you can expect him to ask you to meet his mum, cousins and uncle Jose pretty quickly.