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.However, after spending the holidays in Italy with my family and yearning to go home, I headed back to Spain determined to make the best of my remaining five months there.Within a week, I met my Spanish boyfriend, and three years and many challenges later, we are still making it work. Spanish men have the reputation of being tall, dark and handsome, with thick accents that can make you swoon.
Three weeks into dating my boyfriend, I still remember when he timidly asked me if I would like to meet his sister and niece.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.At least, that’s according to a recent poll exploring European citizens' preferred nationality for a holiday fling. But I wouldn’t get paid and it would make for quite a tiring read.The survey of over 50,000 European men and women aged 18 to 35 revealed that men in six out of eight countries surveyed (including Britain, Holland, Germany, Italy and France) said they'd like a relationship with a woman from Spain more than any other nation. It would be easy for me to answer that by simply writing two words over and over again: Penelope Cruz. (Although Penny, if you’re reading this, you can find me on Twitter.I saw him from across the room and thought he was really cute.