My friends were so surprised that at 24 years old I had never had a real Valentine’s Day, but I am pretty sure I am not alone (please LEAVE COMMENTS below if this year was also your first V-Day! Last Valentine’s Day, my friend told me not to be sad that I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with – when the time is right, it will exceed all your expectations. So let’s go back to talking about the big V-Day date, and chatting about some points that I think are interesting to share.
Having “the talk” Before V-Day this year, my boyfriend and I had been dating for a couple of months, and we were right at the point of “defining the relationship.” We had a big, formal talk over dinner one night to discuss where we were in this relationship and where it should be going, and this talk basically determined if we would celebrate Valentine’s Day together.
There are common stereotypes that Mexican families have strong conservative traditions when it comes to dating.One common stereotype is dating within one’s culture.Don’t assume that your date’s world view will mirror yours just because you share Latin heritage.As with any new relationship, Hispanic or not, discovering spiritual and cultural differences and commonalities is part of the adventure. Before you make any smooth moves on your date, acknowledge that some Hispanic daters may have traditional, stricter dating rules and expect certain restraint or dating etiquette. Well, the first Valentine’s Day I actually got to celebrate, anyway.
for two years now, I have been experienced many firsts, but none of them compare to the first I experienced last week – my first Valentine’s Day.Close-knit community is often the rule rather than the exception, but everyone’s situation will still be unique.It’s important that you learn to honor that relationship and embrace his/her family. In Hispanic dating, family will always play an important role.It may have been like this a long time ago specifically for our grandparents and great-grandparents during a time where things were more traditional, and the world wasn’t so modern.As a 22 year-old Latina I can say first hand that things have changed tremendously, at least for my family.Many modern Latinos have become mostly Americanized, but the typical contemporary Hispanic doesn't want to completely lose the connections to his or her culture.