Portuguese dating customs
In the US, this type of thing is pretty much understood, unless you want to gain the “clingy” label.
But my ex found this (strange), saying that in Brazil, couples do not leave one another’s side if they are out together because if they do, it sends the message that one is single.
Even when they go out together, Brazilian couples tend to stay attached at the hip.
I had to remind my boyfriend to give me some space when we went out together – telling him that I would want to mingle with friends and other people, independent of him – I would remind him to “be more American” whenever we went out.
He was saying that is in a relationship here, which I found interesting.
And sad, as well, that people feel such a compulsion to be in relationships here.
But Brazilian men do not like to watch their ladies being hit on.Since when did it become such a bad thing to be single?Sometimes I wish that I were less picky when it comes to dating – but unfortunately, it is not easy for me to feel an attraction to someone, actually have enough interest in that person to date them and also have that feeling reciprocated.From my 5-month relationship with a Brazilian guy to my short time being single in Rio, there are a few things I have learned about dating in Brazil.Keep in mind that some of this may be a bit generalized (obviously not is this way); the opinions shared are simply based on my own experience and observations. And for independent North Americans, can even be considered clingy.
And I would much rather be single than settle – I could never be in a relationship with someone that I wasn’t totally crazy about – so it’s strange to me how here, people would generally prefer to be in a relationship and settle than to try to hold out for something better.