All is pulled from personal experience, though not always or necessarily my own, as I generously borrowed from friends’ true-life tales to create this compendium. Because in this passionate land, it’s a fact that everything only happens and exists in extremes.
Hashed out in its entirety, the anecdotes could fill multi-volume tomes that would read like a lost-in-translation, grown-up (kind of) special edition of all those “Extreme ‘eek! To provide further introductory disclosure, much of this content comes down to broad cultural observation and applies across gender and sexual preference, it does skew hetero-normative and most observations come from the perspective of female (English-speaking) foreigners.
Its not unusual to meet a man here and have him profess his undying love 2-weeks later.
(That creativity-perseverance combination in action can be witnessed regularly with advances of the romantic sort.) You know what they say, or rather Wayne Gretzsky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” And because people are meeting at every turn—you can interpret that literally—everyone always has multiple irons in the fire so to speak, or persons of interest at the other end of never-ending Whats App conversations (see #2) in the playground that is Buenos Aires. Because the world really is the Argentines’ dating oyster, my theory is that that instantaneous see-act approach renders online dating near obsolete. Argentina might have slower internet than Uganda and Laos (106 out of 182 ranked countries), but that does not prevent Argentina from being the “most ‘social addicted’ country” in Latin America, the world’s most social media-active region. Generally, within the first sentences of speaking with someone you’ll be asked, “ said to me once, was, “A [Facebook] ‘Like’ can move mountains.” I laughed and she laughed, and then we each took mental stock of just how true that jokingly profound statement was and laughed a little more deeply, a little more disturbed.
I’ll put it this way: Almost everyone I know in the U. has or has had an online dating profile on one of the big-name dating sites like OK Cupid, Match, etc. No doubt that’s laughably pathetic to the average Argentine. Test the waters by tossing out “likes,” follow up with a Facebook chat, and next thing you know there is a it should be noted, is the sturdy bridge to real-life interaction with a built-in safety net of friends and Fernet.) As a serial Like-r who uses the click to remind friends across hemispheres I’m still alive and kicking (“clicking?
Are you tired of the Argentina bar & club scene, coming home to an empty house, lonely tables-for-one at those romantic Argentina restaurants, disastrous blind dates set up by your matchmaking friends, Argentina local singles groups, singles events and meetings with no results??
Have you tried all the traditional ways to find someone special in Argentina?