And as always, this doesn’t pertain to every single Panamanian or gringo or other foreigner, but it does apply to quite a few of them, lol. If your life back home was anything like mine (I wore a suit 5 days a week), you’re loving being able to throw on shorts, a tank top, and a pair of flip flops.
And that’s fine if you’re just lounging around your home, chilling out in a hammock, or running in to the supermarket real quick to pick up some eggs.
We were just going to the movies, but I wanted to dress to impress him and apparently he didn’t care to do the same.” -Lisette (Panama)That’s a very real situation. Well, first, you might unexpectedly meet mom, and second, you might not get invited in at the end of the date, not if there are family members waiting inside. If you’re a little older, you’ll probably be taken to a salsa or tipico club, so be ready to dance. It doesn’t necessarily matter whether or not you can dance. Marlene used to get so mad at me because I didn’t want to dance.
Just because we’re in a place with a laidback lifestyle, don’t leave your manners back home. I know plenty living on their own, but it’s very common here to share a home with your parents. Sometimes it’s the opposite, and it’s the single parent moving back in with the child. I always felt like people would make fun of me and giggle, like, “Look at the goofy gringo.” And they probably do.
Is it worth it to take a chance at finding love in a foreign country? So what’s different about dating someone from Panama? A lot of people move to Panama with a spouse, making them part of an adventurous couple ready to settle down in this Central American wonderland.
Well, you can’t fall in love without putting yourself out there and playing the dating game, whether it be in the physical world or in the online arena.
You want that sex kitten for a reason, and that sex kitten is going to get something out of it too.
If you’re an older woman, searching for a young, muscle-bound stud, a boy toy, chances are, he’s got goals too.
You have to look deeper than that if you want to find a good man or woman in Panama, just like anyplace else. These are all interracial couples (sounds weird to call it that), Panamanians who’ve met and have fallen in love with someone from a foreign country. These are people who are in committed relationships.
You should hear some of the stories we’ve been privy too.
Through what we’ve both learned, we’ve compiled a list, and I want to share that with you now.
For those people, this article might not provide much need-to-know info, but I think, in many ways they could still benefit from this, because many of the topics I’ll discuss in this article have to do with how we conduct ourselves in public.
Life in Panama is different, and by acting the way we did back home, we can sometimes ostracize ourselves.