They wanted to meet them and learn more about them, rather than “I’m going out with so and so.” And questions most parents ask, “Where did you meet him? Melissa Garcia, a graduate from the University of California, Riverside states, “I think my parents main concern is that I date someone that can support me, but as a 2012 Latina, that is not needed anymore.
Moderated jealousy makes many Mexican women feel loved Usually, a Mexican woman feels appreciated and loved when her suitor wants to know where she’s going or what she’s doing all the time.
In America and other Western cultures, dating doesn’t involve informing about each other’s activities.
This norm is specifically true in the conservative provinces of Mexico.
Mexican men are romantic Mexican men are expected to be romantic and polite during the courtship period.
In Mexico, it’s the men who pay the bill, even if the woman insists on paying.
Taking her out to dinner and asking her to pay half of the bill is definitely a no-no.Debora Hernandez, a senior at the University of California, Riverside stated, “As an individual you always want to please your parents and make them proud, but I have always been very independent and moved to the beat of my own drum.” Victoria Servin, an editorial-translator intern for Latinitas and Linguistics and Translation student at the University of Texas at El Paso, explains how she followed her mother’s wishes, “Personally I didn’t want a boyfriend in high school so it didn’t really bother me too much.I never really felt the need to rebel against my parents and I didn’t do it out of spite, I guess I just agreed.” In Mexico, your family is your biggest dating pressure.When love and culture clash: It all comes down to your family, and how easy they are on coping with traditional change.If a family is really close to their rural Mexican roots, they will have their own set of customs such as going out in a group, instead of alone with the date.When asked about dating in high school at a young age, Victoria Servin stated, “My mother didn’t want me to have a boyfriends because she didn’t want me to fall under the hispanic teen pregnancy statistic. On the other hand, some parents are less eager to want to meet every person their daughter dates.