Keep in mind that some of this may be a bit generalized obviously not everyone 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. This is one instance where the independent American culture clashes with the dependent Brazilian culture.
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. Even when they go out together, Brazilian couples tend to stay attached at the hip.
But Brazilian men do not like to watch their ladies being hit on. If another guy touched me when I was with him Brazilians are super touchy-feely! While I do think a little bit of jealousy is healthy in a relationship — it shows that the person cares — I found that Brazilians tend to be jealous to an unhealthy level. But if you trust the person, then why should you feel the need to check their messages and invade their privacy?
To me, this sort of behavior is simply unacceptable. Since being in Brazil, I have gotten more used to it, since everyone seems to do it, but it just has always seemed so cheesy and high-schoolish to me. Since when did it become such a bad thing to be single? While I obviously did not completely take his words to heart, I did actually like this guy at the time and took his words to mean that he actually liked me too Cut me some slack — it was my first experience with a Brazilian man.
Well, I could not have been more wrong…soon after, he fell off the face of the earth. She explained that the men here are very passionate — but with that passion, comes fleeting relationships and insincerity. Many Brazilian men talk in the moment, without thinking much about what they are really saying. It makes sense in a way since this is a culture that is full of passion and warmth. But it also makes you question if the person really means it.
Sasha Cagen of the Huffington Post, sums it up well: But in Brazil, cheating is extremely commonplace. All the same, if you decide to date a Brazilian, be careful, is all I have to say — men and women alike. I think this is in part due to Brazilian culture, which has extremely close family ties and a very dependent culture — as opposed to American culture, which is much more independent and kids leave home at Since being single, I have been on a few dates here.
The ones I have been on all tend to be last-minute encounters — guys are extremely flaky and never really plan in advance here. This has happened to me several times. Once again, you can always find exceptions here. Luckily for me, my ex was one of those people — when he said he wanted to meet me, he actually meant it. If we had plans to meet, he never bailed. These are a few of the compliments that a girl might hear in Brazil.
Guys have no qualms about telling a woman she is beautiful. There is no word for this in Portuguese because this sort of thing is simply implicit. In Brazil, like many Latino cultures, it is totally normal and expected for couples to make out and touch one another in public. The other night, I was at a bar and this Brazilian guy approached me. Not being the most assertive person, I tried to shove his hand away the best I could. But this type of physical aggressiveness is very normal in Brazil.
So guys are in luck — Brazilian girls generally do not hold out long to kiss guys. Then make her laugh a couple times and touch a lot and after that go for the kiss.
Just go for it. It may take a couple tries. In the US, people wait a while to introduce their significant other to their parents and to bring a girl or guy home to the family. They were always super welcoming and warm, making me feel right at home whenever I was a guest- and they always cooked mouthwatering, home-cooked food!
He was the definition of suave. There was something about him that just pulled me in. Despite all of my instincts and friends telling me that he was a total player, I still fell for him…Since then, I have learned to be much more cautious when faced with the Brazilian charm! Despite the cultural conflicts that I encountered with my ex, we managed to work through them and had a great six-month relationship.
Proof that Brazilian men can make great boyfriends? When I came back from the US, he came to meet me at the airport at 7AM he had to wake up at about 4am to be there in time to help with my luggage — never once complaining about it.
He always spoke to me in Portuguese even though he loved to speak English , because he knew that I preferred that. Whenever we went out together, he would insist on carrying my purse for me — not caring how it may look on him or however heavy it might be.
He preferred that to me carrying it. Knowing how important it was for me to go for runs, at least once, he went running with me…wearing flip flops because he had forgotten sneakers , motivating me every step of the way. He was so caring and always worried about me going out alone, taking taxis by myself etc. When we first started dating, he would always come to my house to pick me up, even though it was far out of the way for him.
He was so helpful. He always offered to give me massages. He would always ask me if I needed anything, even at my own house. He knew me inside and out and loved the hell out of me — even with all of my little imperfections. And the best part of all? Unlike many Brazilian men, I knew that he was genuine about everything that he said and did.