Portuguese dating customs
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.
While it’s nice that there is less confusion on the dating front in Brazil, it definitely makes it harder to take many of the relationships seriously when everyone just jumps into them so quickly – and it likely explains the high prevalence of cheating!
4) Many Brazilian men will say to please a girl I have heard numerous times from people that many Brazilian men will say nearly anything to please a girl.
But in Brazil, it seems that is in a Facebook relationship if they are in a relationship with someone – my ex-boyfriend said that his friends thought I had something to hide simply because I didn’t want to announce my relationship status on Facebook (in the end, I succumbed).
For instance, it is normal here for couples to check one other’s Facebook and text messages (which my ex never really did – thank goodness! But if you trust the person, then why should you feel the need to check their messages and invade their privacy?
My ex-boyfriend and I only waited 10 days after meeting to become an official couple – and I remember he said that was a long time for him (he was trying to be patient because I’m American).
In Brazil, if two people are into one another, have been on a few dates, and they reach first base, then it’s pretty much understood that they are together and soon after, will officially (and you can probably see proof of that on Facebook).
He was saying that is in a relationship here, which I found interesting.
And sad, as well, that people feel such a compulsion to be in relationships here.