The eruptions, the bubbling passion, the fire – Vesuvius might as well be mixed into the Argentine gene pool.Blowing hot and cold is all part of the game so take an Argentine-size pinch of salt when embarking on a new adventure. In fact, you’ll have to work even harder since being single is apparently in fashion, even when Tinder and Happn are the most popular dating apps these days (with 20 and 10 million users each other).
I run a business from my laptop so I’ve got that kind of flexibility.”The first encounter: Bar Seis in Palermo Viejo for my first Coke and Fernet, the signature herbal liquor of Argentina.
Profile sample: “Diet: strictly anything.”The pitch: “I’m homeless…A few months ago I sold almost everything I accumulated during a year long stay (got ‘stuck’ here for a while) and was hanging out in Europe and the States for the last couple months.
This is not a Facebook relationship status but trust me, it’s complicated.
Embarking on the minefield which is Latin dating can be riddled with uneven paths and furious explosions as well as tears, suffering and angst. No way, José – I was married to an Argentine for nine years and could be the person to get you clambering over the initial hurdles with some first dating tips.
Rather than tap into ready-made expat communities, I decided to get to know people and explore the city through online dating. Its sub-neighborhoods have names like “Palermo Hollywood” and “Palermo Soho,” and their own variations of ‘cool’. Profile sample: “I am kind of smart, funny, and a geek :)”The pitch: “I’m writing you because I want to practice my english, I use it a little at work with clients (I work in computing) but I’m afraid it is getting a little ‘rusty.'”The first encounter: Plaza Armenia, on the bench in front of the swings, Palermo.