Dating Latinas can be a phenomenal experience, if you can get your foot through the door. In order to do that, it is advisable to avoid talking about her heritage and culture because chances are you’ll come off as an ignoramus, and nobody wants to date those. Check out the 4 things every Latina is sick and tired of hearing.
Latinas are sexy, classy and temperamental women everyone loves to date. Latin girls make great wives, mothers and aunts, and everyone wants them in their family, and that’s great, but before you make a move on the Latin dating scene, you have to know that there are certain things these girls hate hearing.
They don’t like it when you think you ‘know’ their culture, especially because most people really don’t. All they know are stereotypes that are just plain disrespectful and ignorant. The best way to go is not to discuss their heritage at all because you want to avoid saying any of the following four phrases at all cost.
#1: “Can You Shake Your Booty?”
All Latinos and Latinas are great dancers, right? Wrong! More than 75 per cent of Latinos in the US were born and raised here, preserving some of the culture of their parents and grandparents, but all in all most Latinos are
Americans, just like everyone else. They don’t all listen to salsa, and most of them didn’t have parents to teach them how to bust a move because many Latinos have been in the US since the 1800s! Plus, asking a girl to shake her booty is offensive on multiple levels, staring with sexist and racist!
#2: “You Must Love Your Tequila”
Sorry to disappoint you, but not all Latinas are party girls. And also, some of us are fitness enthusiasts taking good care of our health and the health of our families, just like you (!) and we never even drink alcohol! And you don’t even want to get me started on how ignorant such a comment actually is. Tequila is from Mexico, and not all Latinos are Mexican. In Puerto Rico we get drunk on rum, and in Argentina and Chile they certainly like their wine! Not every Latina is Mexican, aside from the fact that most of us are American!
#3: “You Must Love Sophia Vergara”
Sophia Vergara may be a successful and sophisticated Latina, but not all of us identify with her. First off, most of us were born here and have very little contact or even first-hand knowledge of our parents’ or grandparents’ home countries to be able to strongly identify or like the people that come from there. And second, just because she comes from the same continent (not necessarily the same country) as my predecessors is not exactly enough for me to even have an opinion about her, let alone love her.
#4: “Do You Have, like, a Million Cousins?”
If I did, the population of the United States would be more than double what it is now! Remember, I’m an American, just like you. Do you have a million cousins? Didn’t think so! My family is just like any other American family, with one to two children for the most part, just like yours! Just because you think my parents or grandparents that came to this country never bothered to assimilate that doesn’t mean it’s true. My life isn’t that much different from yours, but clearly you care about cultural stereotypes more than the actual truth.