But a more attractive girl with many options and who isn't impressed simply by your foreigner status will have no problem kicking you to the curb if you're too passive. It's not as bad as in the United States or Canada, but don't come to Latin America expecting that all women will cook for you..are even capable of it. Admittedly, this becomes less of a problem as you head further south - it's more common for a Colombian or Peruvian to offer to cook for you and have it not be absolute shit.
This can be a difficult adjustment for guys used to dominant American women. Also, don't expect all women to be dressed to the nines.
For instance, in Mexico or Colombia an item as simple as a suit jacket and jeans that fit will mean you're better dressed than 90% of people at any given bar or club.
That accompanied with your foreigner status gives you a massive advantage just by showing up.
For example, a gringo chaser with few local options will be hard to shake, no matter how you treat her. Fact of the matter is, middle/upper class Mexican girls are largely inept in kitchens.
Suffice to say that if your not good at spotting a liar and wear your heart on your sleeve, Latin women WILL take advantage of you. Sorry for the vague headline, but it's the best way I know how to sum this up. It's been well-documented on this blog that I am a TERRIBLE dancer. In Mexico, you can get by without dancing or dancing very poorly.
I used to think "I can get laid without dancing, so why bother to learn? This is because there are many top-40 oriented venues that never play Salsa music.
Today I will discuss some things that I've noticed about dating in Latin America. Although that would make me a God among my former high school social group (with who, thank Christ, I'm no longer in contact with), it is rather modest compared with some fellow travellers/bloggers. Although I haven't mastered the art of game, I do consider myself more perceptive than most. But it should help first-time travellers navigate the waters. This is not the case in Canada or the United States, where women are colder and competition is fiercer.
Three long-term girlfriends before the age of 23 hasn't left me much time in the field. I've never studied "game" or pickup techniques and I've never been fortunate enough to have a mentor to call on for advice. Since I started galavanting around Latin America, I've averaged about 3-4 women per month. In the long run this has actually turned out to be a disadvantage because it diminished the incentive to learn how to talk to women... Point is, even if you have no game whatsoever, if you're not hideous you will still be able to sleep with 5s, 6s, and a handful of 7s. If you're a decent looking chap at a bar or club in Latin America, you'll have girls who will give you amusingly obvious indicators of interest, or even go out of their way to approach you.