Spain is a big country. Square-shaped and stretching approximately 800 kilometres from north to south and 900 kilometres east to west, the country’s southern extremity, Tarifa, forms Europe’s closest point to the African continent. Spain is physically separated from the rest of Europe by the Pyrenees, a range of mountains that stretches along the border with France, from San Sebastian on the Bay of Biscay to the north-eastern town of Girona and the coastline of Catalonia, north of Barcelona. The country’s population of about 40 million, is joined by a huge influx of tourists every year, approximately 60 million people who are attracted by the perfect weather and the beautiful beaches which can be found all around the country’s lengthy coastline. The western part of the country, from the south up to almost as far as the northern town of Vigo, adjoins Portugal, which forms a strip of land approximately 160 kilometres wide.
Full of variation with regard to landscape and weather, Spain features snow-capped mountains, meadows, deserts, beaches and holiday resorts, and agriculture ranging from cattle, cereal crops and vegetables, to orange groves, olive groves and vineyards in all directions. Amazingly, after Switzerland and Austria, Spain is Europe’s most mountainous country, while Madrid is the continent’s highest above sea-level capital.
A little history:
Dating back to prehistoric times, Spain was first inhabited around 800,000BC. Later conquered by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, most of the country came under Moorish rule during the Middle Ages. Reconquered by Christians in the 15th century, and united under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel, Spain became the centre for the conquistadors who followed Columbus across the Atlantic and into the New World. Suffering a civil war from 1936 to 1939, the country came under the repressive rule of Franco, until his death in 1975 when King Juan Carlos I returned Spain to a democratic state. A member of the European Union, modern Spain is fully up-to-date with all the world’s technological advances and benefits from economic growth and an ever-increasing tourist industry.
So, Spain is a great place to visit, with excellent weather, beautiful beaches, fascinating cities and museums, but what about the Spanish people?
As with most countries, the Spanish way-of-life differs slightly between the cooler north and the sultry south. Perhaps because of the climate and the beneficial Mediterranean diet, the Spanish are healthy, friendly, happy people. Great cooks and wonderful hosts, their family-centred traditions give the Spaniards a capability of making everyone feel at home: ‘Mi casa es tu casa’- ‘My home is your home,’ is one of the most common expressions used when inviting people into the house. As with all people of southern nations, the art of relaxation and watching the world go by is central to their character, and the spirit of ‘amor’ is at the heart of every Spaniard’s well-being. Profoundly proud, their Latin genes can cause them to be fiery and quick to temper. But their expertise at resolving problems in a matter of moments means that peace and tranquillity quickly return.
What are the stereotypes for Las Señoritas?
Famous for their olive-coloured skin and dark hair, and eminently prepared to live life to the full, young Spanish women and girls (señoritas and chicas) are well-versed in the art of maintaining a successful relationship. As with all Latinas, Spanish ladies are full of passion and know exactly what they want. Decisive and independent, they will love and cherish their man, making sure that any partnership follows a smooth, happy course. Knowing how to dress for any occasion, smart or casual, and with their black hair and stunning figures, the Spanish female always looks beautiful, sensual and alluring. Today’s females take great care to appear tidy and feminine, and most wear just a tad of makeup, dress in colourful, trendy clothes, and yes, some even like to strut their funky stuff on high heels. Marriage forms the most common and most sought after type of relationship, a custom that comes from deep within the traditional roots of all Spanish families. And, when searching for a soulmate or a husband, these beautiful señoritas are quite happy if this person turns out to be a foreigner.
If you are seriously interested in meeting one of these stunning women from Spain, it will help you to be successful in your quest if you follow the following hints and tips.
- Family always comes first. Spaniards like the idea of marriage, and they seldom divorce. Marriage is a very important step for the whole family and, when children are involved, your beautiful wife will do her best to be a great mother, no matter what’s happening all around her. And talking about mothers, it’s essential to realise that your partner’s mum is numero uno, so be nice to her at all times and your relationship will sail from strength to strength.
- The Spanish are well-noted for their strong passion for delicious food – it’s an important part of their life and their heritage, and establishes and maintains the bond between family and friends. The art of eating is a major social activity, and anyone entering a Spanish household will unfailingly receive a warm welcome (see above) and an offering of food and drink.
- Spanish females enjoy a good education – both genders have the same opportunities for study, and a high percentage of women who graduate from University have no problem when it comes to looking for a job.
- Good natured and very hospitable, a Spaniard will do everything possible to help a neighbour, a friend, or a member of the family.
- It’s important to remember that Spanish women are strong, passionate and ‘caliente’ – hot! They are quick to temper, but equally quick to calm down and forget what it was that annoyed them in the first place.
- As with the Italians, a Spanish party or ‘fiesta’ usually consists of three ingredients: great food, excellent wine, and fun-loving people. The energy is always high, and all your troubles will be swept away as soon as your nose latches on to the aroma of what’s cooking and when you notice the endless bottles of home-brewed wine.
What to do if you wish to win the heart of a Spanish señorita.
- When you want to ask her out, it’s your call. It is typically up to the man to first suggest going out on a date. Be prepared for a negative reply – a Spanish woman will always want to test you, to know how far you are willing to go in order to woo her. Don’t be put off! The fact that she says ‘no’ the first time around, doesn’t necessarily mean she isn’t interested. It’s a challenge. Accept it. However, if after three or four attempts ‘no’ is still the answer, she means it, so cease and desist, and don’t end up making a fool of yourself.
- Remember chivalry? Then be sure to use it. Open the door for her and allow her to pass through ahead of you. Pull the chair back for her and edge it forwards as she starts to sit down. Don’t cut into her conversation. Even though she might be telling you about each and every member of her family, show interest! Remember, the family always comes first (see above). Pay for everything – your beautiful princess will expect you to pay for coffee, drinks, dinner, taxi, cinema, theatre, and of course the red rose that is brought to your table.
- Flirt. Yes, it’s true, Spanish girls love to flirt and to be flirted, it’s one of life’s necessities. This is something you will have to master if you want to successfully date a Spanish woman.
- Dress smart, casual. No woman wants to be greeted by someone who’s just stepped off the beach or a sweaty person who’s just spent the whole day harvesting olives! Your date will look absolutely stunning, so don’t let her down by turning up in tatty clothes.
- Learn how to dance, especially something Latin, such as the Salsa – though the Tango might be a little difficult to master at the first attempt! Yes, it’s true, the sassy señoritas like nothing better than to gyrate their hips and shake their asses – any excuse will do – and if you can get up there with them, so much the better.
- Argumentation is a wonderful thing, it’s the civilised way to sort out any lingering problems. But, remember, a woman is ALWAYS right – even when she’s wrong! Actually, this is something you should already know – it’s a pretty universal truth.
- Romance ain’t dead. This goes hand-in-hand with point No. 2, in that macho, animalistic behaviour doesn’t go down well in the eyes of the Spanish chicas. Remember to be a gentleman – suave, sophisticated, even-tempered and in control. It’s okay to be affectionate, but not excessively so, and it’s okay to speak your mind so long as you do it without being aggressive.
Why are Spanish females so attractive to other nationalities?
- It’s because they are extremely tender, sentimental, soft-spoken and polite – until they become emotionally upset, when they can burst into fiery action and express themselves forcefully through dynamic gestures – and, yes, the language also can get a little colourful. But, as mentioned above, the situation will pass and everything will return to normal tranquillity in a couple of minutes.
- The importance of the family and a sense of maternal obligation are central to a Spanish woman’s life, traditions that can be traced back to the rich Latin culture. Most females in this awesome country enjoy employment and hold down a steady job. And at the end of the day they love to return to a nice tidy home, and are therefore very adept at organising the daily household chores.
- Though she enjoys going out and having fun, your beautiful señorita will excel at looking after the children, and at the same time know exactly how to keep you happy. Again, this all stems from their rich culture, which fills them with fiery passion and allows them to look super sexy at a moment’s notice, but also gives them the ability to be super mums, gifted cooks, and superb lovers: it really is the best of both worlds. And when your Spanish princess falls in love with you, she’ll stick to you like glue and treat you like a king.
How to get a Spanish woman to like you.
- Men of all ages and from many parts of the world seem to be developing a strong interest in dating single Latin girls. Caught up with the idea of meeting a gorgeous woman from this amazing country, they are also interested in marriage. Whether you choose a single female from one of the big cities or a bikini-clad girl from one of the many seaside towns, you’ll soon discover that your newfound friend will be fun-loving and carefree, but also sensitive, well-educated, sophisticated and intelligent.
- In order to win the heart and the love of this dark-eyed, dark-haired, slinky beauty, you’ll need to gain her trust by letting her understand that you also appreciate her other qualities: she’ll want to be sure that it’s not just her beauty that attracts you. So, don’t rush into things. Let nature take its own sweet, natural course, and if she’s interested after your first tentative communications, she’ll be sure to let you know. Take it easy and take it slowly, get to know your lady as a nice soul mate and in time you’ll come to understand if she’s the right angel for a permanent relationship.
- Spaniards tend to think of people from the north as being ‘cold’ and ‘unemotional.’ So it’s a good idea to chill out and try to assimilate yourself to the fun-loving warmth of the Latin way-of-life. Every town has an annual ‘feria’, a week-long fiesta when the inhabitants let their hair down. Attend one of these events and you’ll soon come to understand the passion that rules their lives. The party atmosphere spills out of the fair ground and permeates the entire city, town or village – everyone celebrates the feria with gusto and good cheer. You will quickly learn how to live life to the max.
So how do I contact one of these Spanish beauties?