Or what it’s even worse: “We are the generation who doesn’t want a relationship but the problem is is that, at the end of the day, we actually do” – The Huffington Post.A (other half) is kept on their toes from the early stages, needy and anxious like a sick puppy on a drip feed. The answer’s no, not for three days, Whats App messages will be key in the beginning. Unlikely and what if your castellano isn’t up to scratch?However, the scene in Argentina is steadily changing as people with ever busier lives are realizing the convenience and advantage of online dating versus other forms of dating – specifically, the ability to meet people outside of your regular network and the ease with which one can filter for exactly the type of person desired.Having spent a decent amount of time in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as the neighboring countries of Brazil and Colombia, I can tell you that South America has some of the most beautiful women on the planet.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).My contemporary love story – the one I valued so much – officially ended the way most do: With the opening of an OK Cupid account.A few disappointing online interactions later, I was left with the realization that neither Argentina nor my heart were totally ready for this digital take on and an inappropriate amount of time spent talking to my cat about my need to “get back out there.” Pushing aside my initial disdain for online dating and an intense urge to buy a Dream Boyfriend Pillow, I decided to get back on the horse and recast myself as the lead role in a real life love story I decided to call Tinderfella, a story I hoped would end with me getting the fuck on with my life.
Warning one: texts invariably “don’t” arrive when it’s convenient for them not to. Like a river, every twist and turn brings about a new drama or excuse so brace yourself for a rocky ride, and don‘t be surprised if the object of your obsession already has a media naranja.
Robin Thicke had to have been cruising the Buenos Aires nightlife scene for background research, because the controversial lyrics of his “Blurred Lines” megahit echoes a cultural norm.
Here, when attempting to pick someone up or take someone out, “no” is not actually always a true rejection.
And while Argentina does not have the demographic depth that is prevalent in the major cities of those two other South American countries, I have some friends who would argue with me for days why Argentina has the most beautiful women (and men) of any country in the world.
If you are a big fan of Argentina and are thinking of searching for a significant other or relationship there, give online dating a try.