Cuban Girls: The Forbidden Fruit
Remember, how frustrating it was when you were a kid and you couldn't reach the cookies on the top shelf? They looked so good and you knew they would taste so sweet, but no matter how you stretched and squirmed you just couldn't reach them. Damn, it was so frustrating, and for many American men that is the same way they feel about Cuban girls.
There are so many incredibly hot Cuban women just across the Florida Strait from Key West, only about ninety miles, but you can't touch them. Well, not if you're an American anyway! For Americans, the gorgeous Cuban women for marriage might as well be nine thousand miles away instead of ninety, because of restrictions on visiting the island.
The Cuban Embargo was imposed by the Eisenhower Administration in October 1960 and has been keeping Americans out of Cuba ever since. It obviously hasn't led to the collapse of Castro's government, but it has kept American men away from the sexy Cuban ladies.
However, if you are from Canada, the EU, or the rest of the civilized world you can still visit the "Pearl of the Antilles" without any restrictions.
Meeting Your Cuban Girlfriend in Person (For US Citizens)
If you are from the United States, getting to Cuba to meet your Cuban internet girlfriend may be a bit of a challenge. Cuba doesn't generally give out travel visa to the United States except in special circumstances, and for a US citizen to travel to Cuba is a federal crime.
This is much less of a problem if you are a Cuban-American. In recent years, the US has eased travel restrictions for American of Cuban descent, and you now have a decent chance of getting a visa to visit family in Cuba. Then, if things go well between the two of you, you can bring her back to the United States on a fiance visa.
For non-Cuban Americans, there are still other options. First, Americans can arrange for prospective Cuban brides to meet them in other countries, such as a Mexico or the Dominican Republic. Arrange to spend a weekend with her at a resort hotel, and let the carefree, vacation setting work its magic.
Finally, if you are not able to meet your Cuban girlfriend outside of Cuba, there is a fairly simple way for Americans to get around the rules: don't fly directly from the United States to Cuba. Instead, fly to another country (Mexico, Jamaica, etc.), then catch another flight to Cuba. Cuban officials don't stamp your passport, so there will be no evidence of you having entered the country.
For American guys who don't want to deal with the hassle of dating or marrying a Cuban woman, take a look at our Brazil Girls. Yeah, it's a longer plane ride, but you don't have to worry about being arrested in Cuba for spying or arrested when you get back to the states for breaking the embargo.
The State of Internet Dating in Cuba
Internet dating is not as strong of an option for girls in Cuba as for other Latin American girls. Unfortunately, internet access in Cuba is limited. As an island nation, Cubans must connect to the internet via satellite, which is slower and more expensive than broadband.
Only about 12% of the population has access to the internet connection through the workplace, schools, and government offices. Even then, the internet is censored, access to websites outside of Cuba is limited, and email is monitored.
That being said, the internet is growing in popularity, especially among young Cubans. Internet cafes are available, and Cubans can get an email account from most government post offices.
When it was finally made legal to buy a personal computer in Cuba in 2007, computer ownership spiked 23% in just two years. Cell phone use in Cuba, especially those with text and chat functionality, is slowly but steadily growing.
Although the downside is that there are fewer girls from Cuba on international dating sites than from other parts of Latin America, the upside is that you know the girls who do manage to make it onto an international dating site are serious, not just checking it out on a whim.
Given the amount of difficultly and expense involved for a Cuban woman to get online, they'll be looking for a return on their investment, so only make the trip to meet your Cuban girlfriend in person if you are sure the relationship is serious.
Cuban Dating - Still a Bit of a Challenge
Given the US embargo against Cuba and the communication and travel restrictions currently in place, the easiest way for men to meet sexy Cuban singles is probably through a Cuban dating agency.
One of the best websites to find Cuban women for dating is LatinAmericanCupid. They have thousands of hot Cuban babes on their site - but remember, like all Cupid Media Sites, LatinAmericanCupid is a classic dating agency, like Match.com or PlentyofFish, which means they don't screen the profiles, and they don't offer any support services like the full service marriage agencies do.
Amolatina is the first "Full Service" marriage agency to feature Cuban brides on their site. They don't offer Romance tours to Cuba yet, but they can help you sort thru some of the legal issues associated with trying to bring a Cuban bride back to your country.
We here at ILS are hoping that A Foreign Affair will jump into Cuban dating eventually, but for now, if you're looking for Cuban women for marriage, Amolatina is one of the few "Full Service" players in town.
Why You Should Date a Cuban Woman
Cuba is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins, and the girls are HOT!
Girls from Cuba break the Latina stereotype. Far from being quiet, passive, and demure, Cuba girls are famous for being fiery and passionate. If you're looking for a smart, confident, sexy Latina who is simultaneously family-oriented and career-oriented, Cuba is an excellent place to start looking.
Dating a woman from Cuba has many other advantages:
Cuban Babes Are Educated
Before the Cuban Revolution in 1959, Cuba had an 80% illiteracy rate. Once the new government came to power, they gave universal education a high priority, spending 10% of their annual budget on schools (compared to only 2% in the USA). Fifty years later, Cuba has one of the lowest illiteracy rates in all of Latin America, below 3%.
In Cuba today, primary and secondary school is mandatory, but also free and open to all. Higher education-universities and vocational colleges-are also free and universal, assuming you can pass the entrance exams.
Cuba's population has one of the highest rates, if not the highest rate, of college graduates in all of Latin America. For example, half of all Cuban teachers have a Master's degree. Cuban ladies are much more likely than other Latinas to be career-oriented professionals. Cuba has 47 universities and total university enrollment is approximately 112,000 citizens.
What this means is that Cuban babes are smart, educated, and cultured, and able to talk intelligently about a variety of topics. If you need a woman who can meet you intellectually without being quiet and bookish, Cuban brides are an excellent choice.
Cuba statistics reveal the role played by women in a wide number of fields. Cuban women comprise:
- 66.1% of all professionals and technicians
- 51% of all doctors, making a total of 34,588, of whom 19,098 are specialists (compared with 403 female doctors in the 1953 census)
- 43% of scientists
- 33.1% of managers
- 70% of bank employees
Cuban Girls Are Christian
Like most Latinas, Cuban girls are Christians. As in the rest of Latin America, Cuba is predominantly Catholic, with about 70% of the population subscribing to that faith. About 6% of the population are members of various Protestant denominations.
Many foreign girls in the international dating scene may be Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist, all of which are very different religions accompanied by different cultures and worldviews. This can make the cultural gap between an American man and a foreign girl even wider.
If both of you were raised in a Christian culture, however, it automatically provides a cultural bridge between American or European men and their hot Cuban brides even if neither of you are terribly religious.
Girls from Cuba have another advantage in this respect: they come from a secular state. Unlike other Latin American countries, where in some cases a role for the Catholic Church is written into the Constitution, Cuba maintains a strict separation of church and state. This is another cultural similarity that American men and their Cuban brides will have in common.