Argentina Brides: The Perfect Mix of Culture and Genes
Argentina brides are not famous like women from Colombia, Thailand, or Russia, and that is sad. A lot of men are missing out on an amazing experience.
Buenos Aires has never been a center of international dating like Bogota, St. Petersburg, or Bangkok, but that should not stop you from considering a trip to Argentina.
A lot of people say the fact that Argentina is not a center of international dating is mostly a matter of geography. It is a very long way from the big cities of the of the United States and Europe.
Flights from the United States to Buenos Aires are generally at least nine hours. Trips from Western Europe are tough too and flights from Australia or New Zealand are absolutely epic. Worse, because of some quirk the flights are not cheap.
A recent search on Google Flights showed that tickets from the various large American airports in the United States to Argentina were twice the cost of tickets to Kiev.
Of course, that could change, so do a serious search and compare prices before you let that depress you. Nothing changes more these days than international air fares. And for places a little off the beaten track check out Kiwi.com; they use AI to put together really cheap itineraries.
Still, Odessa and Bangkok are long, expensive flights too, but men still pile on to those flights in droves. It seems that Argentine girls have a PR problem and that is a shame.
If men understood how incredible Argentina really is the airlines would have to add more flights.
Argentina Brides – A European Heritage
Argentine brides are world renowned for their beautiful looks. Many have dark beautiful skin, long lashes and can seduce you with their eyes – the classic Latin beauty you would expect across the Americas.
But women from Argentina have one distinct difference from their Latin sisters. These women are primarily the descendants of huge wave of European immigrants that arrived in the country from about 1880 to 1930, primarily from Northern Italy and Spain, but also significant numbers of immigrants came from France, Germany, Scandinavia, Wales, and Ireland.
In fact, over 85% of the women of Argentina self-describe themselves as being of European descent. That means there are a lot of very fair skinned women. Blondes are reasonably common, but still more rare than in the United States.
An American woman in Argentina explained that young women in Buenos Aires…
…all looked edgy, while still appearing sexy and feminine. Imagine mussed just-out-of-bed hairdos and oversized tops, mixed with the face and body of a tall, slender model. …well hot…
And remember, this was said by a middle-aged American woman.
There are also quite a few Argentine brides descended from Middle Eastern immigrants, particularly Lebanese and Syrian Christians. About 3% of the population is descended from the indigenous people and there is even a small population of Asian-Argentines.
With such huge diversity in the gene-pool it’s no wonder that the women of Argentina are some of the most exotic and beautiful to be found anywhere in the world.
Smart, Sexy and Sophisticated
In Argentina the girls pride themselves on being sophisticated and sexy in a sort of pre-World War II kind of way, and it works – boy does it work! You will not find many simple peasant girls in Argentina, even in the most rural areas.
Part of the deal with the sophistication is that Argentina probably has the best education system in South America, though Chile might argue with that point, so the women are much more likely to be regular readers than women from other Latin countries, 36% say that they read regularly.
In Argentina women have a strong tradition of economic and political power and in general this is not a country where it is easy to find a “submissive mail order bride“. This is a country where perhaps the most famous political leader was a woman, Eva Peron, and a hot woman too.
In most of Argentina the weather is really nice most of the year, so the women tend to get outside a lot and that undoubtedly contributes to their sexy figures. It also makes Argentina a nice place to visit.
Girls from Argentina also tend to go to the gym more than women in other South American countries, at least according to a 2003 report, so if you are thinking about a fit Latin bride then this might be the place to go.
But there is a twist.
The same report that reported on exercise habits also pointed out that Argentine women tend to smoke more and drink less than other Latin women.
That’s a bit of a head scratcher, but many of these girls really do seem to model themselves after Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall – and that is not at all a bad thing.
But Argentine brides are not usually willing to be simple, submissive wives, and maybe that is part of why the country is not a top international dating destination.
Dating Argentine Women – Never a Dull Moment
One thing you need to understand about dating a girl from Argentina is that she is going to be passionate. Latin women are renowned for their fiery natures for a good reason. Your relationship is probably going to have some serious drama at some points.
Argentine girls are going to try to play with you at first. Be prepared for it. They will turn on and off like a light-switch. One minute everything is going great and happy, the next, dead cold.
They’re just going to try to screw with you, what should you do? Play the game, play hard to get too. Expect your relationship to work something like a soap opera, with a lot of ups, downs and dramatic swings.
Here are some things to keep in mind if you decide to pursue a girl from Argentina for dating or marriage:
Ten Rules For Dating in Argentina
Learn to Love Coffee
Since most Argentine women don’t drink a lot, taking them out for a coffee is a better way to get to know them. This is also cheap date, because most Argentina girls will not order anything but coffee.
They obsessively count calories, so usually they just order espresso. If you can’t afford espresso then you have no business considering a marrying anyone until you get past that.
Chivalry is not Dead
Chivalry is still a big part of dating in Argentina, so you should follow all the regular rules; holding doors open, being nice to waiters, and general politeness.
But you can go big and be a little more extravagant than you would in the United States or Europe. For an Argentine mail order bride this will really help, because it shows your seriousness.
One of the best pieces of advice I can give you for dating an Argentine girl is to be flexible.
You don’t have to change who you are or give up YOUR culture, just take it easy when dating her and relax. Know that you’re dating someone from another culture and as such they are going to have a different way of looking at things than you will.
Latin Girls Love to Dance
If you are serious about dating an Argentine woman you should consider taking Tango classes. The Argentine Tango is renowned throughout the world.
Argentine women may also be quite open to dating a foreigner because many women in Argentina complain about being “kitchen slaves” where they are expected to almost constantly work in the Kitchen.
Don’t Be a Player
Women from Argentina also complain about men only using them for sex. While this may not be true, it certainly is the feeling of many of Argentina’s women. So if you are looking for a serious relationship or dating you should have an easy time getting along with an Argentinian lady.
In fact, this can really work to your advantage if you tell them fairly early on that your would consider marrying an Argentine bride. That will let them know you are really serious, unlike so many of the local guys.
Take it Slow
Argentinian girls generally take things slower and are more conservative than American women.
They also do not drink very much and there is a social stigma of making it too easy for a guy. So generally an Argentine girl is going to try to challenge you even if she wants you because she wants you to value her.
Social Circles Are Key
Having a social circle is very important in Argentina and with it you have a lot more desirability to a woman, and many more channels available to you for meeting women.
So, if you’re going to spend a while in Argentina you may want to consider enrolling in language classes and making friends with the local people.
A Kiss is Not Just a Kiss
A kiss is a big deal in Argentina, and once you step over that threshold things can get a lot easier.
You have to remember that women love to play hard to get in Argentina and they do it for a good reason. They want to keep you around, so let her “catch” you by letting her play hard to get.
Make Friends with Your Argentina Girlfriend’s Family
Women from Argentina maintain quite strong ties to their families. The family is really important when dating. You basically should try to “get in good” with the family if you want to have a trouble free relationship with you girlfriend.
The older the family member, the more influence they have, so if you can – start at the top and work your way down.
Her family can also be a source of support for your relationship. Indeed you may find them helping you through your relationship once you are together. Her family can be a helpful source of strength and also gives you a lot of social power in the country.
So don’t think of it too negatively. Everything has its advantages and its disadvantages but more or less, if you are in good with her family you’re going to get a lot of benefits.
Keep the Communication Channels Open
Openness and honesty are really going to pay off in these kinds of situations because you’re going to have misunderstandings. You’re going to have cases where you were thinking one thing and she was thinking another.
When this happens, there is a simple solution that always works. Just talk about it and keep an open mind. Keep your head cool and try to understand her. If you do that you can overcome just about any cultural quirk with almost no effort.
Just adopt the mindset that it’s a different culture and seek to understand how she sees things. Also, help her to understand how you see them so she will also know what might be unacceptable in your culture and what you want.
The better you can get to know the girl you are interested in and understand her (while helping her to understand you) the easier and happier your relationship is going to be.
Also, if you are in Argentina it doesn’t hurt to talk with expats and local guys who can give you a wealth of advice about dating whenever you have a problem or question that comes up.
Life With An Argentine Bride
One of the most recent trends in international dating is men deciding not to take their bride and move back to the United States or Australia.
Today a lot of men from men, particularly from the United States, are not bringing their foreign brides back home, instead, they are permanently moving overseas. And if you marry an Argentine bride that is really worth considering.
Retire to Argentina
Argentina is one of the top locations to consider as an international dating destination but it is also a great place to considering retiring to. There are a lot of good reasons for this. The main one being that the cost of living is so much cheaper than the USA or other Western countries.
In 2008 the peso was trading a little above 3 to 1 against the U.S. Dollar. Today it is trading at over 37 to 1! Of course, that can change, so check out this site to see the current rate.
That also makes it easy to settle down there. Property prices are low and you will probably have a better quality of life there as the “rich” foreigner than you would have in your home country as a retired postman, school teacher, or insurance salesman because your income is going to go so much further.
One of the best things about Argentina dating is that nearly 80% of the population of the country lives in the greater Buenos Aires metro area. So, if you fly into the capital you probably won’t need to travel much further to meet an Argentine girls.
As mentioned above, Argentina’s economy is a constant mess which is a little surprising. The nation is rich in natural resources, has a highly educated population, a globally competitive agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base.
It should be an economic superpower and at one time it was:
In 1909, per capita income in Argentina was 50 percent higher than in Italy, 180 percent higher than Japan, and almost five times higher than in neighboring Brazil. Over the course of the 20th century, Argentina’s relative standing in world incomes fell sharply. By 2000, Argentina’s income was less than half that of Italy or Japan.
New York Times
This fall off was caused by the staggering blows of the Great Depression and political blows of from extreme left and right wing governments. Oddly, these governments never conducted a complete revolution, so many of the worse policies never changed.
Argentina got stuck with conservative laws that privileged the property of the wealthy and almost Soviet style central planning.
Lately the country is suffering through another economic downturn. Inflation is rising and there is a chance the country will again default on its foreign debt.
What does this mean if you decide to settle in Argentina with your new wife? It means you will feel as rich as a rock star in Buenos Aires!
It also explains why more women in Argentina are signing up to become mail order brides. They just do not see the future of their own country as positive, but if you are getting paid in U.S. dollars, British pounds, or Euros then it is a great place to be.
So, international dating seems like a way for them to move on and have a better life for themselves and their children.
They are right. For most women from Argentina marrying an American or European means better economic stability and more opportunity for their children. Women love stability and opportunity for their kids or future kids.
Read this article about the how the Argentine economy has been “battered by endless storms,” and you will understand just how bad it is. But those miserable economic conditions are what opens the door for you.
Like so many places, it does not mean these ladies are just gold diggers. They aren’t. Most mail order brides are not gold diggers. But the poor economic situation makes the most beautiful, intelligent women consider that maybe marrying a foreigner and it makes it easy for Western men to vacation or even retire to Argentina.
San Francisco native and former T.V. producer. Toby has traveled to over 50 countries. He’s now happily married to a beautiful Thai woman.