Interracial dating and marriage is not uncommon today with so many communities living together and different cultures merging to form new trends. A gradual shift in perceptions and an apparent open mindedness has made it fashionable to search elsewhere for a partner.
The Pew Research Center did some research on marriages in the US and found that one out of seven marriages were in fact interracial. Latinos have the second highest interracial and interethnic marriages after Asians.
Among the many factors attributed to this trend is the high number of Hispanic immigrants in the country and the familiarity that Caucasians have established with them.
So why do so many Hispanic women settle for Americans?
There are many different reasons for this, and factors such as socioeconomic status and marital instability among same races have played major roles in the evolution of interracial marriage. One of the reasons most commonly pointed out by Colombian women marrying in the US is the different set of qualities that American Caucasians offer: warmth, kindness, respect and stability.
A number of other factors also come into play, such as:
- Values: if the woman feels she has the same set of values as the foreign man, then she will be more than likely to consider a relationship. Such values may have to do with religion and morality, but they play a huge role in shaping a relationship.
- Interests: if the man enjoys the same sports, food, music and perhaps likes the theatre or travelling, then it weighs in.
- Adventure and excitement: if not for love, then many Colombian women are trying out interracial relationships for the fun of it.
- Genetics: some women like mixed children and this is no different with Colombian women.
If you are an American man and are considering Colombian girls for marriage, then you should start with the basics. Start by learning something about South America and see how its cultures differ from yours.
Colombian brides aren’t always as different or complex as some people would imagine. Just try to learn a few things about their culture and try not to mix up the countries: Paraguay and Uruguay are not the same place.
Latin culture comes with long standing traditions of passion and romance, so you might have to brush up on your moves. Find the kind of Colombian lady you are looking for because each one has a different background, experiences and a unique perspective about dating.
In the South, Americans come to find that typical male versus female roles are much more pronounced. Women appear to be more feminine, and therefore, a man’s role seems well-defined.
Tradition is often just as important to a Latina woman as religion, so pay attention and respect her beliefs, as she will learn to respect your ways. The traditional family setting has pretty much disappeared in America, which has created an interesting dynamic where the more conservative types prefer to settle for women with strong beliefs and great respect for family.
Apparently, many American men are a bit traditional when it comes to marriage and family. It would explain why so many of them are opting to start a family in a traditional environment with a woman from Colombia or some other part of South America where the women are OK with having a set role.