8 - Beware the Rodriguez phenomenon Photo of a man hiding his wedding ring: Shutterstock When a married Spanish man gets left alone in the big city in the summer while his long suffering wife takes the kids to the beach house, watch out! 9 - Tear up the rules of seduction Photo of a man whispering in a woman´s ear: Shutterstock Being used to a rather less seductive approach of picking up women from my British exes, I was happily surprised at the way in which Spanish men played the game.These men are looking for a good time and what better gift from heaven than a foreign girl new to Spain ready to start their engines? Words that would seem ridiculous coming from an English speaker take on a new charm when spoken with a Spanish accent.If you survive the dating stage and think about getting serious and moving in together, it can become a battle of the sexes.
I avoided this by always trying to choose men whose family lived in another city, or preferably another country. 2 - Take a dictionary Photo of a man with a dictionary: Shutterstock At intercambios (language exchanges) you won´t just be swapping your mother tongues.
Latin American guys are good for this reason (though wrong for so many others). These places are sweaty, sleazy pulling fests where the weak do not survive.
7 - Forget about timekeeping Photo of a woman with clock: Shutterstock Don't expect fixed plans days in advance with a slow build up, or even a clear idea of what you will be doing and when.
If you arrive on time, you´ll be sipping your two euro glass of rueda totally alone for at least 20 minutes to half an hour.
6 - Play up your non-crazy side Most Pablitos who have been around the block will have come across their fair share of drama with local señoritas – think Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and you´ll get the picture.
If you seem like a cool chica who is low maintenance and won´t get jealous because they want some time out with the boys, you´ll come across as a breath of fresh air in Spain.
False If you can cook, clean, or wash clothes, congratulations!
"In our culture, there's a long-standing preconception that a woman that can cook is better wife material," says Dr.
He is stumbling to the bathroom to throw up on his shoes and I am searching for the shots menu.
That´s all well and good until you have to dodge the obligatory goodnight kiss. Drink like a fish and there will be no Latin loving later.
He'll mostly stick to the traditional plans of dinner, drinks and the cinema at the early stage.