I went for coffee with a former colleague in London. I was left with a Starbucks-shaped logo on my forehead.
In Buenos Aires I rarely pay for coffee, a cocktail or dinner – unless I’m out with a foreign guy – and my forehead remains logo-free.
This week, we're publishing some of those responses as part of a conversation about race and relationships.
Thirteen years of dating boys outside my race and it took sitting down to write this essay to have the first, real conversation with my parents about interracial dating.
Amor, Siempre volveras a casa y me contaras de tu dia?
While I've dated other races, I'm mostly attracted to black men.
Belief systems, standards of behaviour and assumptions will be different.
It’s very common to experience extreme disconnects in communication, expectations and behaviours.
Warning two: many Argentine women give booze a wide berth so perhaps coffee and a cupcake is a better first-date option… Always have a plan B to accommodate for forgotten birthday parties and cousins’ graduations when the inevitable last-minute bailout message arrives.
Come up with your own “must-go-to” house warming bash mid-date and see how they like the tables being turned. Conversely, the ones you wouldn’t touch with that giant broom are persistent. Over dinner, the guy called her four times, with nothing relevant to say. Asking foreigners about dating Argentines offered up a huge amount of feedback but there are principally two lines: dates from hell and those with happy endings.
Si llegas tarde a la casa y yo estoy dormido, susurrame al oido un pensamiento que tuviste hoy.