Fun for some, or an indescribable fear for others, you don’t have to be a Don Juan to have fun in the DR.For many dating can be a nightmare and add to this the fact that you are in a different country, with a different language and some of you might be spending many a Saturday night cuddle up with a tub of ice cream watching horrible Spanish language television. For you brave souls who are up for having a good time, experiencing new people and new things and have no problems with putting yourselves out there a bit, the “dating” scene in the DR can be a fun experience. For many who travel or decide to live in the DR they settle down in their new home and bring with them their perspectives which stiffle their ability to fully integrate into their new home.Before putting on your Sunday’s best and trying to pick up the first hottie you see the best tip you could receive is: leave your misconceptions and prejudices at immigration, as it could save you much trouble. “Newbies” constantly preface everything by saying, “at home….” Well remember, you aren’t at home and though those lame pick up lines might have worked at that two dollar butt bar where you used to hang out “God must be missing one his angels,” is not going to work here.Though dating strategies change from city to city and person to person, there are a few tips that can help you as you navigate through the dating scene.But you must remember that in any dating venture you will have your swings and misses and the best bet is to pick yourself up and keep moving.Decide what you want ahead of time This tip can hold true in any city, but knowing what you want ahead of time will help you weed out many potential dates.
Understand the double standard Some people, for whatever reason don’t understand that the double standard still exists and will affect your day to day lives.Though women in the US have gone through the sexual revolution and can potentially have multiple partners in the DR this is relatively non-existent.Women here have unfortunately not found the lighters for their bras.We don’t make the rules, we just warn you about them.
If your neighbors see you with more than one guy, you might be hearing Santa chanting a bit earlier than usual.
So be weary of that before your Sanky Jose takes a stroll through your neighborhood in his undershirt and aviator glasses.