It is no secret that a lot of men come to Medellin because of the women, but the fact is dating in Medellin is no different than any other city in the world. Sure there are some minor differences but at the end of the day it is all pretty much the same.
It has been said by many that it is very easy to fall in love with a Paisa woman. They do tend to use words like “bebe”and “amor” to show their affection. Paisa women are known for their affection, they do not shy away from PDA. These are all great qualities but beware. Like any part of the world you will find women that are strictly there for your buck. I like to believe that the men that engage in this type of arrangement are aware of what is going on. If that is the case to each his own.
To improve your chances of dating in Medellin try to stay away from the nightclubs. Women in Medellin seldom go out with a girlfriend or two, their group consists of large amounts of people and they are almost always accompanied by men. Breaking into a conversation may not be that easy when you have a few of her male friends glaring at you from across the table. Your best bet for dating in Medellin is to making friends during the day. Try going to coffee shops or the mall and meet someone that way. You can then go ahead and ask her out for a date. Don’t be surprised if your date shows up accompanied. It might sound weird to us but this happens quite often when dating in Medellin. Be prepared to have one of her cousins or girlfriends tag along. It’s just their way of making sure you’re legit. Don’t put too much thought into it and enjoy yourself.
Take a note out of the Colombian Textbook and relax. Don’t expect your date to be on time when dating in Medellin. That’s just how it is down South, things just move a bit slower, don’t take it personally. Instead make a date half an hour earlier than you anticipate on showing up, or show up on time and have yourself a drink, either way just play it cool and enjoy yourself.
As stated in the best clubs in Medellin article, dress to impress. The weather here really does lend itself to dressing up. With spring like conditions you can wear jeans and a blazer at night without worrying about sweating up a storm. For your everyday outfit just stick to a nice polo and a nice pair of jeans. That is your typical outfit here in Medellin. Do not wear shorts and sandals unless you want to be labeled a “Gringo”. Women here really do appreciate a well groomed and dressed man. So remember to keep it tidy, this goes for your place of residence as well. Nothing will make a woman run out faster than a messy home. So keep these details in mind when approaching a woman or inviting one back to your place.
The main rule for dating in Medellin is to be humble. Don’t be a presumptuous jerk. I hear foreigners always saying they are “GODS” because they are from another country. No you aren’t, the Colombian women have many options, some very good options. The fact is the women here are very friendly and will probably go out on a date with you if you just be a nice guy. Be able to hold a conversation and not put your foot in your mouth and you should do alright here in Medellin. So relax and just be yourself and you might find that dating in Medellin has its advantages.