Let four female and two male expats aged 18–32 years old who dated Spaniards to give you the ups, the downs, the dos and the don’ts.Dating lingo To start off it’ll be helpful to know some words in the dating vocabulary.Dating is a pretty complicated process no matter where in the world you are, and dating in Spain is no exception.But being a foreigner can make the dating process even more difficult.A great place is through English centres, especially if you’re still not quite up to scratch on the language, or expat groups and clubs.Ariadne, 30, Cuban-American: "I met my last Spanish boyfriend while I led a study abroad programme.Here are Sally Fazakerley's top tips of exactly what to do online.Make your language level clear on your profile Although there are other sluttier ways to communicate besides talking, I would add your language skills to your profile anyway.
Othmane, 21, Morocco: "I dated a Spanish girl for like five months. I was with my friends, they had the table next to us, and I just saw this cute girl and I told her to take a picture of me and a friend and that was how everything started."Amy, 23, United States: "I met my boyfriend in a club last summer.
Additionally, ligarse can be used to mean almost the same thing.
If you’re a little more adventurous, the word for one-night stand is enrollarse. Of course, there are Spaniards everywhere in Spain.
If you think dating is complex, you have clearly never dated in Spain.
Hear from six expats who took the plunge and offer insight into dating a Spaniard.