You can ask someone for “una cita” or a “quedamos”–both ways of expressing “to meet”.But there is no implication that the people are getting together for anything other then to meet and have an good time. I was presented this concept in oppostion to my Spanish professor’s experience in the US.Photo: Eddy Van 3000 Because she always arrives late. She has the amazing power of being able to start funny and original conversations with everyone, anywhere, anytime. But she dares to tell you that she wants to honeymoon in Buenos Aires? But it doesn’t matter what you think, so you just do your best to deflect the awkward look the bartender throws you. You just let your mind fly like during that Calculus class where old professor Faustino Rodríguez spent really long hours jibber-jabbering about irrational numbers. “Oh, it’s so romantic,” she says after listening to it for what must be the 600th time. Doesn’t matter if the sun is shining, if it’s pouring rain, or dumping snow. “ — a really tiny beer — for you and your delicate Spanish girlfriend. Then you bring the ridiculous mini-beer to your girl. I found myself at a New Year’s Eve party and spotted an attractive young man named Estebán.Taking to heart Laura’s advice, I decided to let him be the one to pursue me.
She was used to going out with men in Madrid who would meet for cafe, kiss both cheeks, have a pleasant conversation and then go on their way.There are many theories out there why so many ex-pat marriages fail after such a short time living in their new found Mediterranean lifestyle.Many turn to Spain or another country in an effort to 'change' a prior life of monotony and boredom or maybe to try to rescue a failing relationship.Over the last 30 years or so dating in Spain has grown, especially with the many foreigners and ex-pats that have found new homes in Spain, the Balearics and the Canary Islands.Many arrived with a partner, a husband or wife but a surprisingly high number end up divorced, separated or single in Spain!I flirted with someone else who had approached me, and lo and behold, Estebán appeared at my side a few moments later with an extra cocktail in hand.