Dating a portuguese guy
There is just something about them that always seems to pull me in -- can you blame me?
I admit that a fair share of Brazilian men have entranced me.
Once again, such a word does not exist in the Portuguese language because Brazilians do not make such a big deal out of dating.
In the US, dating is often a long, drawn-out process that can get pretty messy.
For me, such effusiveness was a refreshing change from the many tight-lipped Americans guys I have met in the past!
Why is it that we Americans are so afraid to show affection in public?
The pressure to establish and label relationships is not as prevalent as it is in the US.
Irresistible lure aside, after spending nine months in Brazil, I came to really appreciate certain facets of romance and dating there that tend to be lackluster stateside.There is no word for this in Portuguese because this type of behavior happens constantly; it's expected.Furthermore, being “carinhoso” (affectionate) is integral to Brazilian relationships and the lack of “carinho” (affection) in many American relationships is probably one reason why Brazilians have labeled Americans as “cold.”From the start, my Brazilian boyfriend was super “carinhoso” with me, regardless of whether we were alone or in front of his friends and family.He gazes at her with such intensity and desire; when he locks eyes with her, he doesn't let go. None of this, “you’re kinda cute” or “you look nice” business.
If a Brazilian finds a girl beautiful, he will tell her.
This is the powerful, irresistible lure of the “Brasileiro” (Brazilian man).