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Bolivia: Salt flats. Bolivia This hidden gem is full of surprises, from the impressive salt flats pictured to the migrating flamingos. It also clings to the most historic indigenous culture on the continent. Explore Bolivia! Dating is often done in the presence of a chaperone for conservative families, but this is changing, especially in the cities. Some people and some families believe their children should only date people in their same socio-economic class and there is pressure to confine to this, but there is freedom of marriage and many people date and marry outside their race or socio-economic class.

In cities and among less conservative families dating is done without a chaperone and there is great freedom to choose who to marry. Colombian weddings are often times undertaken in a church as bride's maids and groomsmen are not common. At the ceremony coins are often exchanged from the groom to the bride to symbolize that what is one's is the other's.

Many Colombian newlyweds also light a unity candle from two individual candles. Godparents are often chosen for each spouse and these Godparents take on a significant role in the newly married couple's lives.

Civil ceremonies are becoming more common, but the Catholic Church is such an important aspect of the culture many weddings still take place in a church although it can be very expensive. However, the celebration truly beings at the reception and dance after the formal ceremony. One interesting tradition during the reception is that every single person is supposed to put one shoe under the dress of the bride most dresses have ample space and the groom pulls one shoe out, indicating the next person to marry.

After marriage, in many households the man is expected to be the head of the house as his role is to financially support the family, protect the family, and make all important decisions. In many houses the woman is the primarily caregiver and maintains the house; today both of these roles are often the case, but not as much so as it was in the past. Women now take on greater roles in the family or work, giving the family dynamic in Colombia a number of variations.

Many lower class women work to help make ends meet, while many middle class women are fairly independent and seek careers. Most Colombian couples have two or three kids. She said that would be fine. As I walked away I stuffed the transaction receipt into my pocket and walked into the Exito supermarket to buy groceries. Come p. I had totally forgotten about the beautiful teller and proceeded to go play basketball as I usually do.

When I got back home I remembered the girl. The deposit receipt was there and to my surpriseon the backshe had written her phone number. I immediately added it to my phone and sent her a WhatsApp message, telling her that I had missed her after work because I got caught up with work and then I went to play basketball. She replied that it was fine, we exchanged a couple more messages and have been speaking since.

We should be going out this weekend.

Dating customs colombia - Register and search over 40 million singles: voice recordings. Men looking for a man - Women looking for a man. Join the leader in?. Dating and Marriage in Colombia Lesbian and gay marriages uncommon and frowned upon; Candle Ceremony: couple each lights a candle. Ah yes, we know you've heard of Colombia, and we probably know of course, and quite a few marriage approvals run through the church, This is usually followed by a Candle ceremony if the wedding is high on tradition.

Every weekend is a party and everyone is single, even girls with boyfriends are single in Medellin. My favorite thing about December in Medellin is the street parties in different neighborhoods. The whole block is closed off and very loud music is played, food is cooked, and dancing and drinking continue into the middle of the next day. Recently I reconnected with a girl who has been an acquaintance for more than a couple years now.

Last weekend I went on a Christmas Chiva party busand there she was, with a different guy. I just said hi and hung out and danced with the girls I came with. After 2 hours of riding around town while drinking and dancing we talked. We danced for the rest of the night, then once the chiva dropped us off we continued talking. She also lives alone and is quite intelligent.

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On another note, I found a video that I had made with a Paisa friend of mine where I asked him questions about women in Medellin. Check it:. Well, the girl that I started to see in December has become just a friend. I really liked her a lot, but she did something that kind of confused me. A couple weeks ago, she wrote me on WhatsApp. She wrote that she had been talking to her ex-boyfriend and that she was thinking about getting back with him.

Mind you this is after we had already been out on several dates and gotten physical. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and went with thinking she was being honest. In lieu of beingdumped we were never actually dating, butstillI decided to reopen my Colombian Cupid Dating Site account. I talked to a few girls, but nothing special. Regardless, I sent her a private message. Shortly after she replied and we started to exchange messages. Ultimately I got her phone number and added her to WhatsApp.

We went on our first date last Saturday. Thanks to my notes I know that her favorite food is Italian, so I took her to a great restaurant called IL Castello in el poblado. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo very good.

By this time I could totally feel the chemistry, so once we were done with the Sangria we headed over to Vintrash for dancing. Wow, can this girl move, I was floored. By the end of the date, we had connected very well through conversation, and physically through dancing and lots of kissing. To be honest, I get bored. I usually do stuff on weekends like play basketball. I play on two different teams in a couple tournaments and I play pick up as well.

Or just going to Ciudad Del Rio to eat at the food trucks. Or going out with a group of friends to a bar or a club and having a fun time. A couple of weekends ago we went to a finca country house on the lake at Guatape with a few friends. We had lots of food and drinks, swam in the lake, played soccer, pet the cows and had an awesome time. She works at a bank full time. So we see each other sometimes during the week, but mostly on weekends.

There were other girls there, and we were all dancing. Got in a cab without explanation and took off. Last week she wrote me and told me that she missed me, I told her the same. So we met up for dinner. She arrived with a gift bag and gave it to me. It was a little-stuffed animal and a card, which I thought was awesome. The man pays. I remember when I was a kid and I was going to go on my first date with a girl. I asked my dad for money to go to the movies. He told me that I had to work for it.

He then said that I had to go to work the next day as well.

At 13 I was baffled by this. In Medellin, women, in general, expect the guy to pay. Of course, there are women that will offer to split or pay the whole tab. Furthermore, there are girls that will want to take advantage. With D, I always send an Uber to pick her up and bring her to my apartment or to our date spot.

Al Alma - This is my favorite for two reasons, the coffee is great and the portions are big. On December of last year, I made a few resolutions to make myself better in all areas of life. Day DayChallenge pushups. All of these things have helped me become more awesome.

My 3-year goal is to help retire my parents, therefore, I need all the energy, motivation, and positive influences I can get. One of my resolutions is to do more fun things out of the office. Therefore, on the first weekend of the year, I participated in a 3 on 3 tournament in a town called Marinilla near Rio Negro. Dani was nice enough to accompany me. It was an all-day affair, so her putting up with basketball all day was nice. We got second place. After the tournament, we went to eat at a great restaurant in the town called La Torre.

Marinilla is a cool little town less than an hour outside of Medellin. On the way back home we took the bus. My B-Day was on January 3rd. It was a nice surprise. All of my friends were there and we had a great meal. I see it all of the time. Foreign guys come here and have a couple of bad experiences, then state that all Colombian chicks are possessive, jealous, and crazy.

If you ever hear that from a guy, make sure to ask him what his experience with women in his own country has been. A lot has happened in these first three months of We both work during the week so we only see each other on weekends. We just moved to a bigger, better office. And all my basketball tournaments 3 of them are in full swing. One of my favorite things to do in Medellin with my friends is to rent out a finca country home and have a weekend party. We rented a bus. Half of us met at Hija Mia Cafe, where the bus picked us up and took us to the finca in Santa fe de Antionquia, about an hour and a half away from Medellin.

I ended things with Dani and have been very busy with work. Let me rephrase that. I ended things with Dani and buried myself in work. I mean now my business is doing the best it haswell.

My clients and team are very happy. Apart from work, I go to the gym 3 times a week and play basketball 3 times a week. I see her there every now and then. I have not approached her yet for a couple reasons. Namely, because I had been dating someone. We all met at a live music bar near Parque Poblado in the evening.

When I walked into the place I saw where they were sitting. As the live music started and the drinks started rolling I asked Rol to dance. The music was salsa.

So I proceeded to teach her some of the basic steps. As it got later, the music got dirtier. They went from salsa to reggaeton. Rol had no problem shaking her booty to Reggeaton, which was great. Rol is a great woman. After a few dates, she introduced me to her family. They are a middle-class family living in a nice apartment complex with a pool and bbq area.

They are super friendly and great to be around. The spark that I felt before was gone. I just wanted to get out and do my thing, alone. I immediately told Rol how I felt.

She took it bad.

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She was in deep, and it hurt her very much. Being single in Medellin is pretty fun. I personally do not like to go shopping. But there are those times where I need to go for some reason, it usually involves me going to the sports store to buy basketball gear. The amount of beautiful women is pretty ridiculous. The last time I went to a mall was three weekends ago. I went with my friends Juan and Joel.

Our friend Nathan Australian had a booth there promoting his beer Aburra Valley Brewing Cowhich is excellent beer by the way. As we were walking I caught the smell of freshly made popcorn. I found the popcorn machine, and at the helm was a very beautiful young lady. I mean this girl could have been on T.

That very weekend she had a couple of girls working at the big book fair being held at the Botanical Gardens. Furthermore, she told me she had a boyfriend when I asked for it. This is why I look sad in the picture, lol. In all seriousness, rejection is a big part of being single. At least it is for me. Downtown Medellin is a freakshow.

I used to live in downtown and that was fun. The sheer mass of people allows for some really beautiful women. Many of these gorgeous women are from other parts of the city. On May 25,my friends and I had another famous Finca Weekend. Whenever we have one of these big bashes I go downtown to buy alcohol and party supplies.

Rolling with a tall, bald, athletic Canadian black guy Joeland a tall athletic, long-haired, bearded. I love walking down Junin street. While downtown I met an attractive female working at one of the party supply stores. She was obviously interested in him, like most women here are, lol. Anyway, I invited her to the finca party and she said that she might be able to go. We exchanged contacts, and she ended up coming along with us. This may not be a good solution for everyone since it can be costly to throw a party.

When I was broke I never threw parties. Nowadays, I throw one every other month. This month the finca party took place in the pueblo of San Jeronimo. We rented a 35 person finca country home with a pool and invited all of our close friends.

Since everything is paid for by all the guys I even got a 35 person bus to shuttle us from Medellin to the finca it makes it very easy for girls to say yes when invited. I consider my friends to be of high quality, therefore, the people that I meet through them are going to be pretty awesome too. I broke up with her again because I found out that she and a friend what I thought was a friend of mine messed around in the period that we were broken up.

What I really disliked was the lying by both parties. There were things that were left out from the story, that I later found out that made me feel really bad. You pay a cover which may include a wine glass, unless you bring your own and you walk around to different wine booths were you can learn and taste their wines. I recommend you get tickets early because last year they sold out. Halloween is fun in Medellin. Many discos are open and will do costume contests. And just like in the U.

Many of the nightclubs in Lleras have Halloween costume parties that will probably go into Nov 1, 2, since the 31st of October lands on Thursday. You can also go to Hostels. It is not my intention to degrade or generalize Colombia women. Medellin is a beautiful city with a lot to offer. My intention is to show how these stereotypes are not true, how diverse dating can be in Medellin, and of course how interesting the Paisa woman is. I highly recommend it. Hello, my name is Andrew Macia and the Medellin Buzz is my blog.

I moved to Medellin in and fell in love with the city. I taught advanced level English for four years and then started a digital marketing company. I love Colombia, and Medellin is my home. I like to write and I want to give back to the community.

With a population of million (30 June ), Colombia is a nation of mixed .. Most people, especially in urban centers, are married in the Catholic Church. . That church destroyed most of the indigenous rituals and religious customs. Guide to Colombian culture, society, language, etiquette, customs, manners and important influence over personal affairs such as marriage and family life. I have been dating Colombian women in Medellin for over 9 years now. In this post, I go over my personal experience. Warning this is very long.

This is the best way I know how. I hope you enjoy my blog! It slowly turned into a personal blog and hub for information for people discovering Medellin. Hi everyone, my name is Andrew Macia and I am an entrepreneur and writer. I founded the Medellin Buzz in and I write most of the content on the site. Feel free to contact me with any questions. In Medellin you will also find a lot of beautiful, smart women who have their own business or work independently.

Do you have any data to back this up? Good question. This post is about my personal experience. I have found many, and see many every day here in downtown. Teaching English to 18 to 30 year olds has made me more aware of that group of women as well. I by myself fund exat one of these girls!

By casualty but i think more or less he s right in what he sais. Must you be able to speak Spanish to teach English there? It may sound odd but many places this is not a requiement. Who do you work for. No speaking Spanish is not a requirement.

Really interesting post! How long does one have to teach?

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Competition for teaching jobs is growing and growing here in Medellin. Not only are there more foreigners wanting to teach, but there are also many Colombians, not only from Medellin, but from nearby cities. Universities and private institutions alike require credentials.

As for applying for a teaching job showing up and hounding the director or the person in charge of hiring is key. There are more than private English institutions here in Medellin, so there is an opportunity. As for wages, most private institutions hire teachers as independent contractors for part time or full time work. Some smaller institutions are poorly managed and getting paid on time can be an issue.

My name is Rick. I live in Chicago. I am originally from India. I visited Cali and Kartagena 3 months and now coming to Medellin on octo I love the Colombian girls and their style so here I am. Thank you for your experience sharing in Medellin.

Would like to get to know the local culture by mingling with locals so can I spend few hours in your English class to experience the local way of life? Possibly go disco dancing with few of your fiends but of course all drinks are on me.

I am not really interested in strip clubs or etc. See ya. Well feel free to hit me up when you get here! Yes Mike, you are correct there are ignorant, racist people all over the world, including Medellinas you have proved.

People in Medellin are very friendly and are generally accepting of foreigners in their city. They are just not usually interested on gringos, which is why they are not easily found by foreigners. Just to give you an example, there is about 3, registered hair salons and beauty supply shops in Medellin, and most of them are owned by women. Thanks for the comment.

What kind of scare tactic is this? Yes there are bad people here, but crime occurs everywhere in the world. Ah that really sucks. My friends and I all entrepreneurs have been living here for over 6 years now. Not one has had that happened to them. Another scheme is planting drugs on you and then. And when the police are involved your not innocent until proven guilt your punished until you pay LOL. I love this blog brother Andrew!

I live in the magical city of Orlando, Florida. I will be going to get my Celta certification in Medellin in January I love Colombian women! My guys and I travel frequently to Colombia to relax and vacation. We are all a bunch of crazy Americans!

You seemed to really like her a lot bro. I think it is pitiful that you cannot write something less shallow about such a beautiful, vibrant city than how to pick up Medellin women! Everyone knows the women there are beautiful and easy to meet and date. And that they love foreigners, even though you are Colombian. How about the gastronomy, culture, events, music?? THAT would be much more helpful to those who want to experience Medellin. To go there looking for women is pathetic and gives US men a really bad name - kind of like the incident with the Secret Service in Cartagena.

I have written about all of those topics. If you look through my blog all of those topics are covered, even history my associates and I are tour guides here in Medellinbut this is the topic that gets the most attention.

I think my post is probably one of the least offensive and paints the Medellin woman in a positive light. I think it paints them as easy pick-ups. Maybe most of your readers are men if this topic gets the most attention. I completely respect your opinion and value your input.

The topic of dating in Medellin? The fact that I prefer women who are professional? Thanks again for your comment.

Dear Linda, It is very easy to safe yourself a peace of mind. Just do not read, and of course, do not judge things you are opposing naturally. America women say they got HIT On. In Colombia they call it meeting someone. This might be why Americans talk about itcause the women are not like you, and a lot of other American uptight women.

Good Luck. They like attention so much and when they see other women especially cute women who are not fake like them nor have this man like attitude like them getting all the attention they get pissed off and nitpick every little thing out of frustration. If that is how you feel then more power to you. Life is about living the way you feel is right for you. Problem with men is that they become too attached to the female specimen.

Yes Daniel, email it over to me. First i would like to say that it is a great issue to write about. I gor to tell you the truth, when i read this post i got the feeling you would like to talk about your self a lil too much. And i, as someone that also live in medellin, i dont think the things are as you describe.

The avarage girls will expect you to pay for everything, spescialy the texi. The kind of girls are you describe are exsisted, and i know them as well, but they are not common. The high quality girls wouldnt be that fascinated from the gringos. Normaly the low level will. Try to write less about your stories and to bring more facts that connected to reality.

Hi Another Anonymous, thanks for the constructive criticism. I will work on getting more actual facts. I rather speak about my own experiences, but I guess you are right; when writing about delicate issues like gender and relationships one should have some stats. Thanks again. I am I date 50 to 60 YO or so. Often they find me as fascinating as I find them. It is often a great experience.

I am Spanish tutor for foreigners in case someone is interested. Thanks Andrew this is my contact info: email: clasesmony gmail. Women who like a man who is not nice need a psychologist. Live and learn and is this not why so many Colombian women think the men are all cheaters and then seek foreign men?

Live and learn or error again? I hope not! Hi andrew.

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I ve been following your posts lately. I am too glad that a foreigner people as you write such a beutiful things about our city. Espero que no haya cometido muchos errores. Hi Jhon, thanks a lot. I look forward to meeting you at our next Conversation Club Cocktail Party. I have been reading your posts and I am happy to see an honest approach to life there and to hear such a positive outlook on life there with your personal experiences. I definitely have a interest in visiting Medellin soon and exploring life and business there.

Hi Stacey, thanks for the positive feedback. Medellin is a great place to be, but then again a positive mind can make any place a great place. You gotta come see it to make it your own. I hope to meet you when you get down here.

I am totally interested in living in a city outside the US that will allow me more for my money and is friendly to Americans just looking to integrate into their lifestyle and culture. Not being discriminated against for being 60 is also important.

I am healthy fit and handsome. Is Medellin worth giving a shot. I love the idea of teaching English. I taught high school for a few years. Thanks for any and all responses. Hi Hollis. Medellin should definitely be on your list of cities to consider.

In regards to ageism in the dating world here. There is, however, ageism for work here. It is very rare to see anyone over 40 years old working. Since you were a teacher you could perhaps work at a university, but you have a fair warning.

BTW being a blue-eyed white guy works to your advantage here. Thanks Andrew. Encouraging words and nice to hear. I know some rudimentary Spanish that I would love to build on.

Given any opportunity I think I can handle the dating scene. Hi Andrew. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences without advertising for some dating site or other. It makes you much more credible. And holding on to her if she happens to be attractive? Hi Hans, Thanks for the comment. I write based on my experience and my personality. Alpha males are not all that Medellin women look for. Medellin has all types of women, so finding yourself a woman with the qualities you like is possible.

I encourage you to come and test the waters. If you do visit Medellin make sure that you come for at least a month or two because most respectable women take a while to warm up to. There are so many things to do and see here. Thank you for the awesome post. I heard k-pop is huge in Medellin or in Colombia in general. He told me a lot of young college aged Colombian girls would come up to you and ask to take pictures with them and etc. I have plans on visiting many countries in and Colombia is one of the country I will visit for sure!!

I love food so food adventure will be the number one priority to venture Colombia but not alone. I also have interest on meeting a local beautiful Colombian woman, not prostitutes, and find some romance at the same time too. Will I have a chance to do so?? Yo MKO, the short answer is yes, you have a chance at finding romance in Colombia. I teach English and there is always a couple of students who love K-Pop or Korean soaps.

I just wanted to say it!!! I admire you alot my best wishes love u. Carol, thank you! You have definitely been one of my best students. It was fun being your teacher. Hi Stephen, thanks! Yeah Medellin is great. The only thing missing is the beach, I used to live in Huntington Beach. Final question: Just to keep with the theme of your blog. Im a blue eyed Scotsman, is it worth my while bringing my kilt or is that trying too hard with the local ladies?

Being certified and having worked for the ScotsMan. I think the key would be for you to get into a good paying position. I recommend living in a lower income level yet safe neighborhood first, once you get your bearings and cashflow up you can get into some of the more expensive neightborhoods. Bring the Kilt! Go for it, Michael. They will love the kilt. I am going to Colombia within the next year and am really looking forward to it.

Vaya con suerte Go with luck Jimmy. Answer: The best place to meet girls in Medelliniswellanywhere. The supermarket, the library, the metro, at a bar, dancing, etc. Andrew ,this is the best blog I have had the pleasure to read. I met a Medellin girl on a dating website. She invited down to Medellin Colombia.

I speak Spanish ,I would say as a second language. Here is my story. We were shuttled off to a Hotel that my girlfriend picked out. I had no inpout in this choice. It was not in Poblado, for some reason we ended up on Carretera Wall to wall little discos that are blasting music all night. I had to stay in Medellin for a month.

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So I was stuck down by the metro near the stadium stop on Carrera I was told to take off my gold chain, gold watch, anything Gold, the Police roll in late or early in the morning in a military vehicle like all together. To be honest with you Andrew I felt there was an unverbalized thing going on that you are not where you should be. I needed a guard from the Hotel to get monies from the cajero ATM.

Plus, of course my girlfriend shows me a video of Colombian soldiers in a military jeep all shot through the head. Your right about the jealousy, anyway, after they filled me with horror stories about being kidnapped, murdered or worse during the Pablo Escobar period. I was totally paranoid about even buying a beer solo at night.

Maybe they just psyched me out. I never did get to Poblado or any other nice area, only the malls. What is your opinion of that area down by Carrera Ja ja. Andrew is it as dangerous as I perceived or am I just paronoid form my perception. I never heard the word drugs, nor did I ask about the mafia. With good reason. But upon arrival back in Miami the Border patrol agents took me into a room and gave me a complete search and investigation of what the hell I was doing in Medellin.

I had to go and call them and they gave me the third degree. W Why I was sending money to Medellin. To whom I was sending it. For what reason. What I was doing in Medellin. I know the story. Miami was the money laundering capital during the Pablo Escobar era, but this is like 20 years ago.

Anyway, they refused to release the monies in Colombia after an hour of investigation. What a total disgrace. If I had to do it over againI would have went straight to Poblado and payed for a hotel.

I just think I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I have a beautiful fiance. Thanks for your time Andrew. The neighborhood you were in is called Estadio it boarders the Laureles, Floresta, and Belen neighborhoods. Which are all decent neighborhoods. I lived in Floresta Carrera 80 just a few blocks up. And I have a friend who owns the best Hostel in Medellin right there on la 70 about 6 blocks from the stadium, you might consider staying in one of the private rooms there next time The Wandering Paisa Hostel.

My own family tried to do it to me when I got here. Filled me with horror stories about foreigners getting mugged in plain daylight, getting taken on la vuelta millionaria where they take you at gun point to different ATMs and make you withdraw money, etc.

So yes your fiance and her friends were being way too over protective and scared you, that area by the stadium is fine, especially la 70 at night.

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