They love being sexy and take tremendous pride in their femininity.
Here’s a very simple-yet-fundamental truth about dating a Latina: It’s important for us to look good, even if we’re going to the supermarket (as Eva Mendes once said: “Sweatpants are the number one reason for divorce”).
This means we are going to take a little longer getting ready.
If you’re worried about people thinking your girl is inconsiderate, don’t worry, because any and everyone who knows us is used to the fact that we are going to be late.
If this is a huge problem, try telling us we have to be somewhere one hour or so before we actually have to be there. If you don’t believe in God, say, “I’m more spiritual than religious.” That’s it. ’ Then after I gave birth, the room was packed: My cousins Papo and Adriana, Aunt Mirna, Raquel, Toñito. This is why I wanted to wear earrings to the hospital!
Trying to argue with our Catholic mamás over your existential theories about a Superior Being or why Pope Benedict is evil is a battle you won’t win. Before you know it, she’ll be taking you to the local a story about looking good for the family even when she was about to give birth!
“When my husband [musician Noah Lebenzon, who is not Latino] and I were getting ready for the hospital, I had asked him, ‘What earrings should I give birth in?
Latinas tend to carry their ladylike auras everywhere because it is who they are, not just to how off as the women of other races.
Like, trying to pick one of us up with: "Mami, ven aquí/I want to be your papi chulo, can't you see? Check it out and let us know if we missed anything, and if you think we hit the mark with our tips! In fact, it is bound to get worse with age—which is probably ok, since your hearing won’t be so great by then. or shaking your bon bon like it’s 1999 (cause frankly, that’s not very manly).
When recently did a piece on How to Date an Indian (Advice for the Non-Indian), we decided to put our own list together.
has been here longer than you’ve been alive and she lives in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Miami or LA, she’s never learning English. You don’t have to recite a Pablo Neruda poem; just something like: “Yes, we are intense and dramatic and loud. Just act like you know what you’re doing on the dance floor, loosen up those hips and take the lead as you spin us around at the club.
And if you really want to earn cool points, learn about the musicians that matter to us.