Men might play soccer with their buddies in the afternoon, women might have a coffee and go shoppping with their female friends but they do not go out at night and leave their partner alone at home.
No strip clubs for men in committed relationships either.
‘Let’s meet again’ in Brazil isn’t always an indication that someone wants to see you again; as it can also mean ‘I’m going to sound polite as I’m leaving a party, goodbye!
’ When making plans with a Brazilian, a foreigner should also be aware that that the word ‘no’ is rarely used (I was sat in a bar in São Paulo waiting for my date to arrive, but I was becoming concerned as I’d already been waiting 15 minutes.
Hi all, I was chatting on Skype the other day with a Canadian who now lives here in Brazil and has a Brazilian girlfriend.
As I am (once again) experiencing issues with a Brazilian woman, Nick shared this blog post with me.
Giving advice about dealing with the fairer sex – in particular the fairer sex – is inherently risky. First, I want to echo Brasil Magic’s comment that it’s difficult to generalize too much about “Brazilian women”. Only a couple of generations ago, women were really just getting their footing in the professional workplace. To get an idea of just how much things have changed in the last 20 or 30 years, read this article in National Geographic.
Yes, just like you if you are honest, patient, hardworking, and generally follow the accepted social norms for how men are supposed to treat women in the modern Western world.
However before he left, he uttered the most beautiful sentence she’d ever heard in her life: “Let’s hang out again sometime!
”It was only after he’d gone that she realised they hadn’t swapped details.
She was kicking herself; and she suspected he must have been feeling the same too.
After all, he’d seemed so engrossed in her drunken stories about her time in Brazil that he MUST simply have forgotten to get her number, right? You see, what Brazilians say and what they mean are not always the same thing!