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Dating a Spaniard?
Have you met them? Do you get along? My in-laws are fantastic. I feel so lucky to have loving and generous in-laws who have accepted me as a daughter in their family. At the same time, they are very Andaluz— from their accents to their social customs and views on society. We get along very well, although sometimes the culture is quite different!
I like that I will always have a connection to Spain and Europe, and the opportunity to use another language on a daily basis is cool too. But other than that, I consider a relationship to be a relationship—Spanish, American or other.
What is the most difficult part? The most difficult part is definitely miscommunication due to language, intonation, or cultural concepts. When communicating in a language that is not your native one miscommunication is sure to happen. What advice would you give someone who is considering starting a relationship with a Spaniard? Start a relationship with a Spaniard only if you really want a relationship! If you do want to be in a relationship make sure you have thought about what you would do if things got serious; would you be willing to stay in Spain?
It is good to think about these things early on, as once things get complicated people get hurt! Do you plan on living in the US or in Spain long term? We have nothing set in stone but right now are investing our efforts and energy here in Madrid. We love Spain, although we love the US too! If things go well here that would be perfect, as long as I can visit the US a few times a year.
They love Mateo though and are glad to know I have someone keeping me out of trouble in Madrid! Mateo met my family when he came home with me to Texas for Christmas. My grandmother even made him a Christmas stocking to hang by the fire. It was the perfect balance.
The best part about dating a Spaniard is that it puts me in closer contact with the culture. I love teaching him about Texas and the US and how I was raised.
When he came home with me he shot a gun and drove a truck for the first time. What is the most difficult part? Has everyone said this already? Spaniards have a reputation for being very blunt and honest. I try to look at the uncertainty in a positive light though. What advice would you give someone who is considering starting a relationship with a Spaniard?
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You have to be open-minded because some day something weird will come up that you never learned about in Spanish class. If you fall in love with a close-minded person—Spanish or American— you might as well get the check. I was taught that boys should open the door and buy the drinks.
Do you plan on living in the US or in Spain long term? Both, or maybe neither!
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Madrid will always be a big part of our lives, but we want to give the U. He works in video games, and there is more of an industry in the U. Do you plan on having children?
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If so, do you plan on raising them bilingual? If you could import something from the US to Spain and vice versawhat would it be? College football and Tex-Mex?
My list gets smaller and smaller the longer I stay in Spain. Eventually you just give up and start buying deodorant here. I was just on vacation with my family, and all I wanted to do was linger at the dinner table with them, but the waitress was trying to turn over the tables.