My mom is a public schoolteacher and year after year she tells me that about 1/2 of her "Hispanic" pupils have one non-Hispanic white parent, and that most of these children really don't speak Spanish at all.If you’re looking for the absolute personification of female beauty then you won’t have to look any further than just a few miles south of Florida, in the tropical paradise of Cuba. Worried she'll complain about your child-rearing skills? If you use the force of love coming at your son instead of fighting it, you'll basically be getting a personal assistant for free. He looks like the most interesting man in the world but more intimidating. If you drink it like a shot he’ll know you don’t know right from wrong. Let her go crazy with the "Fabuloso" bottle, a bucket and the mop and get yourself a massage. You walk into your girlfriend’s parents house to meet her father.Whether dating a Mexican or Dominican, it will at the very least be a warm and devoted relationship. Keeping things fresh is easy and learning from one another is thrilling and fun. And when he asks what you and your daughter will be doing later, don't say "having a good time." Going to a movie and a nice dinner with friends - that's much better. You’ll be tempted to speak to your love’s family in their accent, thinking you're being endearing. It is the price they pay for speaking two languages, but haven’t bought that ticket—you don’t get to take that ride. We can do a back flip at a farmers market over a ripe mango.The Cuban Embargo was imposed by the Eisenhower Administration in October 1960 and has been keeping Americans out of Cuba ever since.
The advantages to dating Latino are obvious in the broad strokes. If you say you’re vegan—well you might as well tell them you’re a communist—especially if you’re dating a Cuban. You know how every has an overbearing mother that fusses over every detail of her son’s life? Even in the more matriarchal Latino countries, the sun rises and sets in the son’s eyes. You’re girlfriend knows this; it's the last trial by fire before she decides to truly give in to you. You will have a god-awful accent in no time plus the added bonus of knowing when they’re making fun of you in Spanish. That’s when you know there will be hell to pay later. THE LONG GOODBYE You need to start saying goodbye 45 minutes to an hour before you attempt to leave a Latino family party. There’s a lot of cheek kissing, half-started conversations that will require a proper ending and 'tías' and 'tíos' that will be offended if you don’t say 'hasta luego'.This is a little bit off-topic but still fits into the theme of the discussion: Lots of people (not from South Florida, obviously) get nervous when they find out that it's common for elementary schools in nice, middle class areas of Miami-Dade county to be "only" 15-25% non-Hispanic white with most of the other students being Hispanic.Due to so much Hispanic/non-Hispanic white mixed marriage, lots of the "Hispanic" kids are actually only 1/2 Hispanic and many grow up to either not really identify with being Hispanic or not to speak Spanish at all.Sure, those things don’t come without its challenges.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Although the countries that comprise Latin America and the Caribbean are all distinctly different from one another, we do have some fantastic traits in common. Best to say you’re allergic, ‘.’ It’ll surprise them long enough for you to fill your plate with beans, rice and plantains. But just enjoy it - pork is vegetarian in many a Latino home. We like each other and always make sure 'we’ve squeezed all the juice out of the fruit before throwing it away'. Your Hispanic sweetheart will have to remember that expressing extreme emotions can be terrifying to your family, that not everybody wants a hug and a kiss goodbye, and that the chicken dance is fun - really! The tricky thing is that there is no cultural "default" button when you’re in a cross-cultural relationship.