Four months into my big move to Spain I was wondering if I would last the whole year.Teaching English in the small town of Linares, Jaen wasn’t working out how I imagined it would.So even if they haven’t been on a hike for awhile, their muscle memory is still impeccable.
Many Spanish who settled the country intermarried with the native Indian population and thus the main group are the ‘mestizos’ (mixed European and Indian blood). Machismo survives in a culture where traditional gender roles remain.As with anything, it’s hard to generalize, especially when it comes to dating in Spain, because each region has a somewhat distinct culture. Here are some things to keep in mind for your Spanish love affair.The first and most important part of dating a Spaniard is meeting their family.Attitudes have begun to change although machismo is still deeply rooted.More middle- and upper-class females now go to work, although they are still generally relegated to clerical or support positions.Only 9% are pure European and usually belong to the wealthiest families; and the remaining 1% are native Indian. The man is the breadwinner and the wife looks after the home.