Latin American guys are good for this reason (though wrong for so many others). These places are sweaty, sleazy pulling fests where the weak do not survive.Beware of guys who are looking for a ‘2 for 1’ bonus of sex with you and free English classes. if your Spanish level isn´t great, you could end up dating a boring loser and not even realize until he has cleared out a drawer for you in the wardrobe of his mum´s house where he lives.When it comes to who pays, I have seen both ends of the spectrum from the stingiest to the most generous.My belief is, if he doesn´t think you are worth at least a meal, bin him.1 - Breaking the apron strings Photo of a man and his mother: Shutterstock If you believe you can move the relationship along at a snail´s pace and build up to meeting the family at around the six- month mark, then think again.If he´s into you then you can expect him to ask you to meet his mum, cousins and uncle Jose pretty quickly.When Sally, a Brit, arrived in Madrid five years ago she had the rather unrealistic expectation that Javier Bardem lookalikes would be queuing up to sweep her off her feet. Now in her early 30s and a seasoned veteran of the dating scene she tells the Local how to avoid the pitfalls of a Spanish mummy´s boy and the perils of communicating through the language barrier.Here are Sally´s top ten tips for navigating the perilous path to true love in Spain.
Use the fact that you are an English speaker as your selling point in your profile and there will be a lot more swipes to the right.
10 - Remember that old traditions die hard Of course Spain has come a long way in terms of equality between men and women, but there is still a long way to go.
If you survive the dating stage and think about getting serious and moving in together, it can become a battle of the sexes.
Plus you can weed out weirdos before you actually meet.
Just beware of misleading profiles: guys who cover up their faces with sunglasses or baseball caps to hide how they really look, selfie-mirror dudes and any man with his shirt off (unless you are looking for a one night stand too).