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Is dating a Brazilian woman different from dating women of other nationalities?


You can't generalize and insist that all Brazilian women are the same. Brazilians are different with regards to class, academic and socioeconomic level, and ethnicity. Bearing this in mind, how does dating a Brazilian woman differ from dating women of other nationalities?

Some things said about Brazilian women really are true, but we must remember that all people are different wherever you are in the world. The worst things that exist are stereotypes. To avoid embarrassment when you go to Brazil, consider that each person has their own individuality.
Many foreign men have a fantasy in their hearts. They dream of dating a Brazilian woman. There really is almost a magical aura that hangs around these women. They are portrayed in the media as the most beautiful women in the world. They also have the reputation of being very sexy and expressive with their partner. But is it true? Could the dream of dating a Brazilian woman become a reality or should it just stay a dream?
Below are some typical questions that foreign men ask about Brazilian women. However, keep in mind that we should not generalize. Brazil is a huge country, with cultural and social differences that vary from region to region. The reality of these women's lives, just like anywhere in the world, greatly influence their personality. With that in mind, some of these questions are below:

Are Brazilian women more stressed than other women?

In contrast to America, Canada, or Europe, which are places filled with people very passionate about effectiveness and for doing things as quickly and efficiently as possible, the Brazilian people are generally much less rushed and much more laid back. They don't seem to be as consumed by stress in relation to small things, as people from other countries do.
Tolerant people are much nicer than those who are not. Brazilian women are more likely to have fun with the little things in life, and they are less likely to get sick of any situation in life.

Simply put, Brazilians generally tend to stop and savour life.

It is logical that in large metropolitan areas, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, this generalization is questionable. You will surely see people consumed by the stress of their careers and the day-to-day running of the big cities, which is reflected in women as well. Most of them tend to be quieter, but of course that stress is something that affects everyone regardless of nationality.

Are Brazilian women more affectionate?

Many people from other cultures are very embarrassed to maintain eye contact. In the street, hardly anyone looks in the eyes of other people. When you need to make eye contact, the moment is over as quickly as possible.
The problem is that when we don't maintain eye contact with new people, it becomes significantly more difficult to get close to them and to start a conversation with them. Also, whenever someone is ashamed to maintain eye contact, it is usually because they are a restless, anxious or nervous person.
Brazilians are surer of themselves. They seem more relaxed in maintaining eye contact. And the faster they look into someone's eyes, the faster they can interact with each other.
Brazilians also have some habits that help in this. It is very common for women to kiss each other's cheeks as they greet each other. It is also common for men to hug and pat each other on the back. People come closer to each other in public places. People from other countries may find this strange, but it is a great way to interact with people.
So, it is not a matter of Brazilian women being more affectionate, but rather of the Brazilian people, in general, being warmer.

I have heard that in Brazilian culture people are less individualistic. It is true?

Both individualistic and interpersonal practices push you back and forth. Individualistic practices can cause people to begin to feel isolated from wider society and the environment, while interpersonal practices can result in complacency and a lack of free thinking.
Individualistic practices generate individuals who think seriously, accept their own contributions, as well as opinions, and have faith in their ability to succeed. Interpersonal practices are inclined to generate individuals who feel extremely relaxed in social surroundings and feel a sense of warmth for other people, as well as with nature. For example, powerful family beliefs generate well-resolved and comfortable individuals.
This is reflected in the Brazilian culture. Brazil is full of individuals accustomed to relating to others, and who also have their own individuality. This creates the feeling that Brazilians are less individualistic.

It seems that Brazilians are very concerned about the image of Brazil abroad. It is true?

For unknown reasons, Brazilians are extremely concerned with what other countries think of them. For example, many people don't like Carnival simply because they believe it gives Brazil a negative representation.
On one hand, the Brazilians will say terrible things about the government, as well as criticizing the Brazilian customs. On the other hand, they will feel offended if they find out that a foreigner has complained about the same things.
Brazilians are rather concerned about the opinion of other countries, but they seem to demonstrate this in an almost defiant way.
Brazilians have the reputation of not being punctual and not honouring commitments. Is this accurate?
This is unfortunately true. Not all Brazilians are like that, but most of them simply don't seem to care about doing the things they say they're going to do, at least in relation to punctuality. The problem is, why don't Brazilians try to fulfil the things they promise? If you are already planning not to comply before you promise, why bother to promise? Simply because it is typical in your customs? This is seen by foreigners as a lousy excuse.
If you don't know what time you will arrive, then just say so. If you don't know if you can even go to an event, make that clear too.
Logically speaking, not all Brazilians are like this. This is, however, a bad reputation that they suffer abroad because it's true.

Is it true that Brazilians are good in bed and will do anything?

Brazil is extremely sexually liberal, and casual dating is extremely casual. Kissing a person indicates virtually no responsibility most of the time, besides being simply a part of the nightlife. Having casual sex with someone can often just be an impromptu adventure to tell your friends about the next day.
Some women may have sex with you on the first night, while others simply want to flirt, as well as having lots of fun. It is accepted by both parties and is something completely harmless. Many Brazilian women want foreigners and tend to look for them specifically. These types of women speak good English and would not mind going away with a guy to live in another country.
Other women are simply looking for something different and exciting. Women in wealthy regions are not so impressed by foreign men. They tend to look for rich and powerful men within their own country.

Let's get rid of some myths and inaccurate stereotypes.

Many foreigners have an inaccurate perception of Brazil. They think it is a place full of beautiful women, who like to walk down the street nearly naked, ready to do anything with a simple snap of a man's fingers. Most of the time, foreigners who went through this experience in Brazil paid to have it. Brazilian women who wear small bikinis or skimpy clothes, for example, are certainly not necessarily promiscuous. The clothes women wear are certainly not a decisive element in a woman's libido, whether she is Brazilian or from elsewhere in the world.
Another misconception committed by foreigners is the fact that they think that Brazilian girls don't demand any seduction. It is very common for foreign men to think that they will arrive in Brazil and their "gringo face" will make them succeed in winning over any woman without effort.
Again, this is false. It is very common that the flirting skills of one country do not work in another, but that does not mean that Brazilian women do not like to be courted. You should try different ways than you do in your home country.

Don't stand still! Tell her how you feel!

A Brazilian's enthusiasm and their lighter way of seeing life bring a greater capacity for self-expression. One very interesting thing about the Brazilian people is the fact that they really don't take too long to be honest to someone. When a Brazilian man finds a woman attractive, he will probably say so. They don't take their time to do so. They find it easier to express themselves and what they are feeling in these situations than many foreign men.
Besides that, being romantic is essential in relationships with Brazilians, so a certain devotion is necessary, which foreigners may not be accustomed to.
Brazilian men do not expect to be invited to start a conversation with a girl. They just keep getting closer, and when she realizes, he's already on her side, with his arm around her waist. The men, on the beaches, are not afraid to walk around in their swimming clothes and show their perfectly sculpted bodies. However, many of them just want a small adventure, and are hardly after someone to date.
Brazilian women, particularly those living near beaches, value the physical and intellectual characteristics of a man. They do not feel any discomfort in parading their wonderful bodies in tiny bikinis, and that does not change the fact that they are very nice girls.
Also, you don't need to be afraid to meet a Brazilian's family. Family ties are very important in Brazil, so it is essential that the encounter with the whole family is not an awkward and stressful situation, as it may be in other parts of the world. In Brazil, this type of event occurs long before the relationship is very serious.

I have heard that Brazilians are jealous and clingy. Is it true?

This is an example where foreign culture clashed with Brazilian culture.
In many countries, it is considered normal and healthy to spend some time away from your loved one. Foreigners, especially Americans, like to hang out with friends without their partner. However, this is a new concept for Brazilians, because in Brazil it is strange to go out without your beloved. Jealousy happens in a very strong way. Some people in Brazil really think that going out without your loved one means that you are telling others that you are single and available.
Even when they go out together, Brazilian couples tend to stick together. Foreigners may find this strange and even a little suffocating. And this is even a little ironic and strange. In a country with people so beautiful and confident in their bodies and physical appearances, they are very insecure when it comes to relationships. In other countries, this kind of thing is considered a problem due to lack of attention and the person is labelled as clingy and boring. It's as if people want to put a label of ownership on each other.
And that leads to the next point in the relationships culture in Brazil: people start dating very fast.
Overall, though, not all Brazilians are the same. Just like anywhere in the world, there are all kinds of people. The best way to see Brazil is to let go of your preconceptions and prejudices, and visit Brazil with a completely open mind.


  • Brazilians are more relaxed and this shows in their behaviour, including in relationships.
  • Brazilians really like to show affection in public, and this is something cultural.
  • Brazilians like to relate to people and to do activities in groups.
  • Brazilians often criticize Brazil, but don't like foreigners to do so.
  • Brazilians have difficulty being punctual and honouring their commitments.
  • It is not that the Brazilian women are better in bed or very hot. It is simply a matter of living in a culture that doesn't repress them so much.
  • Forget the stereotypes of Carnival and football. It is very bad to summarize a country or its people by just these two concepts. The Brazilian women are much more than small bikinis and tight clothes.
  • Brazilians are accustomed to saying what they feel, without fear of being happy.
  • Relationships with Brazilians may seem a bit too intense for foreigners who are not accustomed to them.
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