10 Reasons Why You Should Date a Mexican Man

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The following is an article by guest writer Trisha Velarmino, a world traveler from the Philippines who dated a Mexican man for 12 months (I promise it wasn’t me!) and whom I asked to share her experience here. Are you ready to blow our minds away, Trisha?

Ladies, take it from me. They will steal your heart. They will own it. They will take your breath away. They will turn your round iris into heart shapes. They will make your knees tremble. And once you go Mex, you can never go Ex.

My first love was Gael Garcia-Bernal with his powerful portrayal of Che Guevara in the Motorcycle Diaries movie. He was one of my inspirations in traveling South America.

I’d be like, “Gael is Mexican? Okay, I am officially naming my first son after him.’ This guy is the love of my life! When I was 16, I had no idea about what Mexicans are all about.

At the time, my country (the Philippines) have adapted a lot of telenovelas from Mexico and I only relied on Thalia’s Fernando Jose as an icon on the undying Maria Mercedes series.

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The Man of Wonders at Cat Ba Island, alternative to Halong Bay

Then came Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) from Prison Break. While everyone had the hots for the unbelievably stunning Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), I appreciated Sucre’s mexicanism more.

The way he loved Maricruz in those final episodes (she was pregnant, if you remember) made me think that “one day, I will have my own papi too.” And I did. Twice. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who made me believe in the goodness of men.

I wasn’t deeply inlove with these dudes to be honest, but their unique ways are not too easy to forget. Additionally, after 10 years since I first saw Sucre, I found out that he’s Puerto Rican. Grrr, I knew it!!! So anyways, here’s my list of the 10 reasons why you shouldn’t date a Mexican. Do you agree?

Don’t date a Mexican #01: You will get addicted to those guacamole dips they make everyday

Onions, tomatoes, lemon, a guacamole and it’s seed — that’s the perfect recipe for a cabron’s daily nutritional need. It may look like they’re just randomly mixing stuff in a bowl but in reality, they are really brewing perfection. I tried to do this myself but it’s never the same.

And when you try to ask for the recipe, they don’t have it. It’s just a natural talent. Why they include the guacamole’s seed is another mystery.

Don’t date a Mexican #02: You will long for their warm hugs and then some

Actually, it’s hot. As hot as the strongest ‘hot sauce’ there is. That generous-no-bars-held kind of hug. Think of it as a bear taking control of your body (but remember, biting is only allowed if you agree to it)!

You will want to hug them even if it’s 39 freaking degrees outside which is not that uncommon since in most areas of Mexico it’s always either spring or summer.

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Netflix and Chill in Havana, Cuba. Kidding, no Netflix in the island!!!

Don’t date a Mexican #03: Because they can cook very well

“Dinner tonight? Your place or mine?” Seriously, when they say this, they are not trying to get into your pants (at least not the first time even though it happens). They ask this because they prefer to cook than eat out (and not only because of the money).

They always want to know what’s in the food they eat. I mean come on, a good-looking man who can cook while a Mexican song is blaring on the radio sounds like a dream come true.

Come on! Give me a break! That’s too cute.

Don’t date a Mexican #04: You will hate how they look at you will all the love in their eyes

These creatures are the most genuine people on earth. Sometimes, I come to think, “do Mexican men ever lie to women?” Their facial expressions are so real you won’t see any negativity. Just pure love and liberty.

However, be warned that Mexicans are naturally good at exaggerating the truth but don’t blame them, it’s just part of their funny banter and sense of humor instead of being an attempt to mislead people. For example, did you know that Raphael is currently traveling in Europe with a second hand Air Force Pilot jacket?

I couldn’t believe some of the tales he told me about how people randomly stop him on the street hahaha! I mean, who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

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How NOT to celebrate Halloween at Santorini

Don’t date a Mexican #05: You’ll find it hard to laugh at other men’s jokes

Mexican men are very funny without even trying. Jokes are randomly thrown and it will make you laugh your heart out. No dull moments. Never.

It’s especially hilarious when they try to imitate a foreign accent. Hearing a Mexican trying to speak with an Indian accent is probably one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard. How come that thing hasn’t gone viral on Youtube yet?

Don’t date a Mexican #06: Because they are brutally honest

There are no shortcuts. No gray area. Everything’s straight to the point. It’s either swipe right or left on Tinder. There’s no “swipe center!” The answer will always be a yes or a no. “Maybe” doesn’t exist. It’s “I like you” or “I don’t like you.” And yes, asking a Mexican man if you look fat in that dress will always end in a Greek tragedy.

Get it?

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Don’t date a Mexican #07: You will always remember them whenever you see a bottle of hot sauce

When I came to Argentina, I started eating Doritos with a power hot sauce all over it and my friends were like, “Doritos with hot sauce? Who does that?!” I smiled and whispered to myself, “the Mexicans.”

A bottle of hot sauce will always serve as their icon.

Don’t date a Mexican #08:You will never forget their Spanish phrases. Even if you don’t speak Spanish

Although most of them are fluent in English, they have the habit of randomly murmuring in Spanish while looking at you, watching you sleep. You might not understand it but I am sure you will get to memorize the exact words because it reflects sincerity.

They can even say a bad word and it will sound good to you. Cabrón! Pinche Wey! Pendejo!

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The Man of Wonders at Borobudur, Indonesia

Don’t date a Mexican #09: Because they take selfies with you

Though they don’t always agree with the amount of selfies you have on Instagram, they will always say “yes” when you want to take one. All you have to do is ask nicely. Selfies don’t make them feel emasculated and that’s one quality of a real man.

They don’t have their balls over their head. And yes, have you read this awesome article about how to take the perfect travel selfie? Selfies are awesome yo!

Don’t date a Mexican #10: You will love them forever. I mean forever

… and you will never want anyone else. It will be difficult for you to date someone else. You will always compare. But let me tell you that it never ends bad with Mexicans — ending a relationship with them is always a good note, regardless of what you’ve been through. They will treat you the same and that will make it harder for you to forget them. You might even be forced to tell them, “please, don’t be too nice. I am trying to move forward.”

They will obey by letting you be and not talking to you. But they will stay just the same. You will always be that special girl in their life. Which gets me to thinking, if they dated 10 girls, that means they have 10 special girls? Possibly. Mexicans are so full of love, they are always willing to share it.

Trisha Velarmino is a road scholar who loves learning languages, burgers, cats, football, hot sauce and coffee. She is the author of the travel blog, P.S. I’m On My Way where she writes about her long-term travel adventures, volunteering, learning languages and encouraging women to travel solo. Follow her on Facebook.

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113 Comments

    • The avocado seed is used to prevent the guacamole to become black…. the lemon on the guacamole does the same job, but I find more effective to pour a thin layer of water over the guacamole

    • Bruh this is about the dumbest thing I done ever read on the internet. I’m full mexican and nigga you fell for the one bruh that did all that shit. Talkin bout once you go mex that nigga will neva be ya ex. That contradicts the first fuckin sentence. I’ll fuck you then fuck yo mama. Dumb ass east oakland puro varrio treinta ocho X4 NORTE GANG.

      • So, your nickel-and-dime Alameda County reppin’? Please ese, East Los and not even on your wave length.

        I never understood why you norteños act this way. I’ve met some good families up north in the bay that represent the actual Mexican American culture. Honor. Strength. Integrity. Kids who have come down south to UCLA and USC to better themselves. Others who have come to CalTech or made their way to MIT. You give us the bad name we don’t deserve, give us the burden as we strive to correct the stigma and stereotypes you unjustly bestow on the actual contributing members of la raza. Of course, you will never understand b/c you undermine all the progress actual citizens make every day at work, home or in the community. You’re a parasite and eventually you will end up in a wheel chair exactly like at least one homey you know.

  • Ja, creí que lo escribió Raphael Alexander Zoren. Pero qué bueno que es así como nos ven: bonachones, aguardientosos, calenturientos, divertidos y honestos (eso me encantó).

  • im mexican, im from tijuana, and i dont eat guacamole every day, i dont eat hot souce, and i dont cook, but the rest i can say are very mostly true XD
    good job!

      • What? We mexicans really don’t like TJ and personally I wouldn’t even dare to visit TJ, but of course is part of México…

      • RONG!!! Actually San diego , was , is and it will be part of Mexico… there is more Mexican People in San Diego than Blacks , Whites Chinese or any other Nationality San Diego , LA , Laredo, El Paso are as Mexican as Tijuana …. all of theme are México

    • didnt read the article did you? “The following is an article by guest writer Trisha Valermino, a world traveler from the Philippines who dated a Mexican man for 12 months”

  • Even though this list tries to speak well of mexicans, I find it altogether racist and stereotype promoting.Sucre from Prison Break is not even mexican, he is Puerto Rican.

  • I know this article is purposely overly sweet to the point of being cloying but, seriously? I’m glad you met a nice Mexican man and I’m sure there are more like him out there but for the most part there is a lot of machismo in Mexico and many Mexican men have their balls so over their heads that even showing too much affection can be emasculating for them (and seriously, any man will take a selfie if you ask nicely). Also, guacamole isn’t hard to make. There’s hundreds of recipes online, several of them by Mexican people.

    People: don’t listen to this woman. Most Mexicans avoid saying no like the plague (getting a direct answer from some Mexicans is literally impossible) and most of them can’t cook because that’s woman’s work. They can, however, tell you that their mother cooks better than you. Every time you cook for them. Every. Time.

    • Even though I am Mexican, I totally agree that we are trying to be nice by not saying no. If someone asks us to do something we know we are not going to do, we simply say yes and then we will not show. It was very frustrating even for myself when I lived in the US, because we are not very committed, but it is part of the ancient culture some regions (specially in southern Mexico) may have.
      Most of us can cook, unless you live with your parents and your mom loves to keep spoiling you (Mexican moms are like that, and even if you’re married and have kids, you’re still her lovely baby). But for the rest of us, specially living in big cities, cooking can become an almost sacred time. You probably met some not-so-cool Mexicans along the way, but don’t worry, we love everyone, and yes, we laugh a lot.

    • THANK YOU!!! God, I was asking myself if there was still someone with a bit of clarity or knowledge of Mexico making comments on this page…

    • What!!! you dont cook? what a kind of men you are? I love to eat, I love to cook, mexicans love to cook, a woman´s work?, cmon!!!

    • WTF dude? NO as a mexican man maybe you are so fricking spoiled
      my mother taught me how to cook and i cook, i threat ladies as ladies not maids
      just like my other brothers and my dad.

      and i can talk for alot of mexican boys out there

      NOT everyone is machist ugh and now in this era EVEN LESS
      we love affection we fricking love getting hugs and kisses from the special one

  • I am mexican and i am very sorry to tell you that you point of view is so very close minded although well intended , for all because “And i repeat , Im mexican ,” the general mexican men is very varied kind of people , the lie , the don’t always cook because most of them think , thats whats the women for , the cheat a lot , they are the horniest and less than the 30% of mexico speaks english , they are by no means , straight to the point , you spend 12 months with a mexican and you didnte learn what “cantinflear” means ? obvoiusly you are optimistic and thats ok , but you musnt confuse people in the world , Mexico is awesome , and mexicans are great people , but don’t get me wrong , WE are no gods….. Cheers to everyone.

    • I am Mexican and Puerto Rican. Although I will agree that this is some what short sighted I would give the author leniency. I’ve seen all Latin ethnicities. There is no Black and White both literally (complexion) and symbolically. What is amazing about the Latin culture is its diversity. This is something hard for even a Hispanic to imagine. But quite literally we take traits from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In fact you may see a person with Middle Eastern clothes and think he is from the Middle East when in fact he could be a Mexican from Mexico. However the authors account of a Mexican though slightly exaggerated is not that far off. My advice to the author is that if a Mexican swept you off your feet that easily then the next Latino will probably turn your world upside down.

    • You are just one Mexican..however us women who date several Mexican men..obviously have more experience and know more than you would. This article is on point.

  • Folks, please. This is a light-hearted and light-headed look at the topic. It’s a fun read but that’s about it.

  • This is the worst article I have ever had the misfortune of reading. Not only did it fetishize an entire nationality, but it also lacked proper diction.

    • she only had 10 reasons out of a hundred!
      how dumb would people react to the tip of the iceberg?
      it was a sententious oxymoron that snowballed though. so shake it off ;)

  • Todos los mexicanos que critican los puntos de este autor, váyanse a la verga, si somos chingones, si cocinamos bien, etc. Si son mentirosos, y ponen cuernos y son webones y pobres, bueno eso es mexicano, italiano lo que sea, así que van a estar jodidos en donde hayan nacido. Gracias por el articulo, me dio gusto leer que alguien siente afecto por nuestra nacionalidad. Y me da orgullo ser MEXICANO y si soy todo lo que el articulo dice.

      • The problem is that the women writing this don’t necessarily speak Spanish, Fernando and Luis here and prime examples of what the other nice Mexican men in this forum have been saying, there is a lot of sexist vulgar Mexican men. Luis here used the word “puto” very commonly used in Mexico as a put down that refers to gay men. There are nice Mexican men, but this article is in lala land.

      • indeed puto is very commonly but not only to refers to gay men, do not confuse, we use that word to many things like suelta el puto telefono, o dame las putas llaves, etc, its a word like a “pinche”, regards :D

    • i knew two russians guys they were 1,70 cm max… im mexican im 1,84cm so not all the mexican are short and not all the russians are tall…

  • i am mexican and i can say this is true… i was dating a colombian girl named Angelica and i did everything you said in this post i love her so much she was the love of omy life its been 2 years that i dont know nothing about her but if the life give me a chance to even see her again just for a minute i will treat her like a princess!!! sorry for my bad english :D

  • They forgot #11: Amor apache! If he slightly thinks you are cheating your ass is in for a fucken beating. Quien quiere putasos?

    • Si te parecio estupido, es por que asi te habras agarrado al tuyo huevon, arrastrado y machista, el mio es mexicano, es guapo, alto, tiene piel blanca, cocina, limpia, trabaja, me saca a comer, me da largos abrazos y me dice que me ama.
      (A LOS HOMBRES MEXICANOS LES GUSTA EVITAR LOS PROBLEMAS ASI QUE RARA VEZ TE DIRAN QUE SI TE VES GORDA EN ESE VESTIDO)

      • ¡Momento!, yo si le digo a mi chava que está gorda, porque lo está, pero es que así me encanta…

  • I´m mexican, and she is completely right, who ever feel this article as stereotype, racist or without truth is a fucking pendej@! In all humanity exist something called Cultura, and my friends she is describing so well mexican culture, nevertheless we have other bad things related to our culture (as all the humanity), Im glad someone can see the glass medium full! Go Trisha!

  • Truth ! Mexican guys are exactly as you wrote… all the bad comments here are from another latin americans or malinchistas (who refuses of their own country) as we say
    I know people from a lot of countries from europe, latin america and North America over all and i’ve think the same Mexicans are like that… one of the best countries in all around the world cause you can find ALL you wish !!! Excellent articule :D

  • The guacamole seed is for get the most of the time fresh the avocado, because at the moment of oxidation gets dark.

    Mystery Solved…! Enjoy your guacamolessss and your Mexican Lover’s….!
    Big hug from México..!

  • I dated a Filipina and I felt like I was dating a Mexican.
    Another thing, why did you mention a “Puerto Rican” name “Sucre” to start with your article? Confusing a Puerto Rican and a Mexican its the same as confusing a Japanese and a Chinese because one its a “mainlander” and the other is an “islander”, get it? Two different cultures that compete each other.
    In my family tradition we eat guacamole only at parties, not all the time.
    What were you doing in Argentina eating hot sauce? Argentinians are the only woosies in Latin America to be eating hot sauce in the first place.
    YOU DONT KNOW WHAT A MEXICAN REALLY IS? Don’t waste your time writing stupid articles.

  • Had a good laugh, This is obviously a very close minded article. Sad to say Mexican men don’t cook, they Grill. Women do the cooking in the house. Also, Number 4 seriously haha that was the best one there. When my husband sees me with his eyes i fear him haha No just kidding but Mexican men have a very firm and serious facial expression which makes you question if they’re angry or sleepy.

    My husband and I had a good laugh! Once again cute article!

    • Pues..no inventes que pena pero…si si cocinamos tu marido tal vez no, alla el, pobre que no aprendio
      pero al menos conozco a mas de 30 mexicanos que sabemos cocinar Y COCINAR FREGON no mamadas

  • Hahaha So true :D I’m not a Mexican (i’m Moroccan) But i’ve spent the whole last summer in Mexico and i 100% agree with this article…Awesome country and AMAZING people <3

  • By far the most hormonal, case specific, generalized, and honestly borderline racist piece of liberal bull shit I have ever read. I have never submitted feed back on these stupid articles, but this was just overwhelming awful. I wish I used those five minutes to gargle broken glass. Dumb, overly romanticized, femisit shit

    • Amen. Bahahaha.

      I’m married to a Mexican. Love him. This article however, generalization at it’s “finest” & yes, borderline racist. I spent the entire time reading while trying to comprehend if this was a sarcastic article. Too bad it wasn’t. Once again,married to a Mexican and love him but come on, romanticism cannot be generalized to a culture/ethnicity. Open your eyes. There is a lot to be seen. Don’tbe naive.

  • Great article, as a Mexican there is one thing that is a constant for us, we SURE love to argue and disagree with almost everything. You can see it right here, arguing about eating guacamole everyday or not, arguing about how serious, funny, or not this article is, when fact is, this article does not intend to be factual, its just a fun description of your experience. I enjoyed it, and that’s all it matters.

  • I would like to clarify that there isn’t such thing as a guacamole seed, guacamole is the result of mixing the ingredients mentioned at the beginning of this story.

  • Some people is taking this article too deep, relax, yes there are some stereotypes, but nothing I felt offended by. We are not perfect, but thanks for the nice list!

  • Wtf…. What beaner did you fall for… Their assholes who have wife’s and children in Mexico and then come over to the USA and marry so dumb ass that believed he’s bullshit… Their sick perverts that molest little girls…

  • I think making sweeping generalizations about a complex culture and lumping all mexican men into 10 easily defined certainties based on 2 relationships is irresponsible, racist, and completely without merit.

  • You guys are funny. Im glad this chick had a great experiance. I have a great hard working husband that is handsome and can pretty much do it all- and he’s 6’2! Lol but he is also sarcastic, moody & controling. I dont think it has much to do with being from mexico but more like his life experiances. From reading all these posts everyone is stuck on guacamole and feeling this is racist. I think its more on each persons experiance with the people they have been around. Everyones differant and everything in their life creates who they are. Just sayin’- and if this chick got all these things from meeting a couple mexican guys- good for her!

  • If this is how Mexicans in Mexico are, I better go down there! lol Because the ones in California are definitly not like that. My boyfriend is controlling and non of the above (except the eye part when he looks at me). They tend to be very traditional. The man can go out without the woman–but dare she go out without him. My mom is from Mexico, and when I tell her about my Fernando she tells me thats how Mexicans are! Guess you just got lucky! (not that I’m not–i do love mine :) )

    • No inventes pues ni que fueras musulmana
      a mi esposa JAMAS le prohibo salir sola
      ni al caso , tu esposo es machista y estupido

  • I have lived in Mexico for the past 8 years, married to a Mexican man for 5, we have two kids, and just about everything you mentioned is very different from my husband and most of the other Mexican men I know – obviously this is a generalization, but there are some innocent women who may believe all of this and it is misleading in my opinion. What Jennita wrote above is much more accurate…

  • I’m from the north of Mexico, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, a beautiful state, working people, here the food is La Carne Asada!! Si Ñor!! Guacamole can never be lacking in the table, because if not, it’s cardinal sin!! hahaha

    Greetings !!

    Soy del norte de México, de Monterrey, Nuevo León, de un estado tan hermoso, de gente trabajadora, acá el mero mole es la Carne Asada!! Si ñor!! y el Guacamole nunca puede faltar en la mesa, eso si que no, ya que si no lo está, es pecado capital!! jajaja

    Saludos!!

  • Como dicen.. cada quien cuenta como le va en la feria…
    A mi me va muy bien y las que se quejan pues a la otra escogan bien.
    Y los que dicen que la pobre mujer que escribio esto quien es para decirlo, si yo escribiera sobre lo mismo dirian que yo soy mexicana y por eso hablo bien de ellos va para lo mismo hombres buenos y malos hay en todos lados.

  • I knew one mexican man that cooked very well; the bad part is that he didnt want more than his part-time job, he invested most of his time playing Xbox games and had no big interest in women except like sexual objects.

  • My girlfriend showed me this article and made my day, we are madly in love with each other! This was a great way to start my day :) Soy Mexicano tambien!

  • #6 Is Wrong They are the biggest Liars and cheaters I have ever met. They are always looking for sanchas on the side. They expect faithfulness, but they fail to provide loyalty.

  • This article is hilarious and very well written.. the intrigue… “Who is the Mexican man” .. I sure love her blog..
    Looking forward to “10 reasons you shouldn’t to date a Mexican girl”…

  • Number 8 is spot on! I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost a year and a half – when hes half asleep, he speaks Spanish to me like its an all the time thing. I can’t tell you how many times he’s told me to “come here” when he’s asleep. Lol

  • #1 guacamole: that is true, but as a dip is not ower favorite choice, are choice is in “TACOS!!!”.. oh! and we dont make it everyday….( the seed is to prevent the guacamole turning black)

    #2 hugs and weather: hugs, that is true, even tho its burning hot outside or chiver cold, we LOVE TO HUG!!!

    #3 cooking: well i cook very well, but i know alot guys that don’t cook very well, but mexican women are the best for cooking, i will recomend this dishes if you have the oportunity to come and visit: ( Mole poblano, chiles en nogada, chiles rellenos, ceviche, pipian, Pozole, Menudo)

    #4 love eyes: hahaha well its the same as every human being…. but we do tend to be very passionate….and YES mexican men lie to women, we are natural fliters.. BE WARNED, its a bad side of a machista country.

    #5 funny mexican: true, serch the term ” albur mexicano” to understend this is to understand the mexican humor.

    #6 honesty: uugh i would like to belive that, but the corruption and crimes of ower leaders is so obvious… that i cant agree on that…

    #7 salsa: F YEAH!!! a mexican that dosn’t eat chile is not a mexican( or has gastric ulcer for eating alot of salsa),the majority of ower mexican candys, has chile on it to…

    #8 spanish frases: add this to the list please…. (puto,culero, chingar, ni madres , orale….)

    #9 selfies: trendy in all the world.

    #10 so true…. we are charming!!! hahah

    thnx

  • I am married to a Mexican man. OK am white woman. He is 12 years younger than I. I can out work him by far but he is the greatest of all my few exs. I have to admit in the first 2 years together he was not much affection showing but once he decided to get married he turned up the heat. I do come first now in his life since we been married. Before his family come first. He has learned a lot of English from me and I know no Spanish. So needless to say we don’t fight. How can you argue with someone you can’t talk to you and fully understand what is being said. Our relationship has been the ut most best ever. He keeps a job and pays all house bills. I pay my own. Yes true he can cook but when they have a woman it is her job. But mine does help at home.so I got lucky and found a great man.

  • OMG XD the funniest post I see in my life.
    I’m from Mexico and we don’t make guacamole dips XD where like other people around the world and not all where good at cooking.

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