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.
And personally, there is no greater turn-off to me than a guy who is always And vice versa. He definitely seemed like a player and it was clear that he had ulterior motives so I didn’t take him seriously when he asked me that.
This was a fairly novel concept to my ex – because in Brazil, it’s strange to go out without one’s significant other – the guy knows that his girlfriend will likely get hit on and cannot stand that.
I have heard that if one goes out without their boyfriend or girlfriend in Brazil, it sends the message to other people that they are single.
” “But you know that guys are going to hit on you, right? In the US, it is considered normal and healthy to spend time apart from one’s significant other.
Americans like to go out with their friends and have “girls nights” – same goes for guys.
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.
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.
If another guy touched me when I was with him (Brazilians are super touchy-feely!
), my ex became super upset and agitated – which I actually found to be quite sweet.
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.