It may be hard to tell whether one’s Argentine sweetie is only slightly unhinged, totally psychotic or just plain foreign.There are certain issues that foriegners in Argentina are likely to experience dating locals.Many an Argentine have rejected this stereotype solidified by former generations and have pursued gender equality.This is evident in the roll call of the city’s biggest firms, where female first names sprinkle the roster; in the power couples dominating the creative startups about Palermo and El Centro; and of course apparent in the governmental lineup.
In general, yes, however, like with all rules, there are exceptions.We evaluate the top 5, and reveal the truths laced to this seemingly paradisiacal city of passion. If you’re taken out on a first date, and have a good time with your suitor, don’t be surprised if you meet la vieja (his mother) on the second date.Considering most young men live with their parents yard lengths past an acceptable age (by American standards), you’ll be forced to meet and greet the fam even if he just wants to swing by home to pick up the movie tickets he forgot. If you agree to crash at their place, don’t act so abashed when you have to despedir the entire family the next morning.It’s no wonder that Buenos Aires vies with Rio de Janiero for the title of ‘Party capital of Latin America.’ In Buenos Aires clubs often don’t open until a.m., don’t fill up until a.m. Travelers from sleepy towns where the pub closes at p.m., or who aren’t even old enough to drink at home (the drinking age is 18 in Argentina, and even that is ignored) can easily get swept up in Buenos Aires-style marathon party nights that end with them headed home blurry-eyed — just as others are going to work.Amateurs entering into the Buenos Aires party scene are jumping into the deep end first.
Perhaps it’s the clash of Latin passion and Euro classicism; the lingering notes of Evita that settle upon the city; or maybe it’s the sexy Argentine accent slipping off wine-soaked tongues –whatever the influence, Buenos Aires perpetuates notions of love, sex, and romance.