Dating in Spain Tips
Posted by Sammie
Information about dating in Spain, where, how and when to find a partner in Spain. Note that some of the dating tips here are presented with a touch of sarcasm.
In an age where young people are increasingly focused on establishing careers before love-lives, more people in their late 20’s to mid 30’s are still looking for Mr./Ms. Right. There are now more than double the number of single women aged 28-34 than there were only five years ago; accordingly, the industries built around singles and dating in Spain has adapted, catering to every demographic looking for Spanish love. Whether you’re young and single, divorced and single, single and looking, single and not looking or even not single (but still looking) - for those who want something more than a cheesy fling in an Irish bar there is something for everyone when it comes to dating in Spain.
Many would say that Spain is a country for ´parejas´ (couples) since everything seems to be easier in Spain with a partner. Romantic getaways are cheaper as a duo, apartments are practically impossible to rent alone in the major cities and the playas (beaches) are always more enjoyable when you’re with a boyfriend, girlfriend or summer fling.
Despite the many parejas, Spain runs rampant with hopeful “singles” looking for love. From locals to expats to tourists, there is a constant flow of single men, women, straight and gay, looking for their future pareja. What it comes down to is looking in the right places.
One of the most popular means of modern dating is online and Spain is no exception. (insert blurb/link to online dating article-can’t put that in until the article is ready…correct?) Those craving a few tricks of the trade along the slightly more ‘old fashioned’ lines, have various options from which to choose.
Here are a few ways to kick start your fun with dating in Spain without the computer, screen and keyboard:
Dating in Spain tip: Classified ads:
Some think classified ads are heading out of style or are used mainly by older folks however this is not the case when dating in Spain. Classified ads are an easy, low budget way to get the word out that you are available and looking for love. It allows people to describe exactly what kind of partner they are seeking and helps to narrow down the search. Classified ads can include everything ranging from non committal, to casual dating, serious marriage proposals and even some S & M for those who want to delve a bit deeper.
An Example of a Classified Ad:
Hi, I am 21 years old. My hobbies are singing, dancing and reading. I do not smoke, I do not drink and I do not go clubbing at night, however I have nothing against them. I love when a man is loving, caring, nice and kind. For me age is a number and color means nothing as long as he is ready to take me as an angel in his life. So do e-mail and get back to me.
Editor’s Ad Analysis:
This ad is simple and to the point giving potential suitors just enough information to draw them in yet at the same time not revealing everything. It is a little over the top with the ‘angel in his life’ comment, which some people might find either a bit cheesy or aggressive. The more direct, honest and sincere the ad, the better chances one has of hooking their bait.
Some newspapers to check out or to which to post classified ads include:
- Barcelona Metropolitan
- La Vanguardia
- El Pais
- Boletin Oficial del Estado
- Cinco Dias
- Diario Medico
- El Mundo
- El Pais
- El Telegrafo
- Diario De Sevilla
- Metro Sevilla
- Diario granadino
- Crónica de Granada
- Insight News- English Newspaper for Granada Province
- The Olive Press