It's hard to know why men don' t serenade me any more--maybe I am giving off a jaded, inaccessible vibe now. Brazilian men are legendary for their passion and persistence.It's exciting to feel so wanted, their eyes can be so insistent in a way that North American eyes don't have the courage to be.Prepare yourself for an unrelenting stream of compliments if you are dating a Brazilian man.
This, I fully realize, is a foray into dangerous territory. There’s still a glass ceiling in the larger corporations, but things are changing.
Giving advice about dealing with the fairer sex – in particular the fairer sex – is inherently risky. First, I want to echo Brasil Magic’s comment that it’s difficult to generalize too much about “Brazilian women”. Only a couple of generations ago, women were really just getting their footing in the professional workplace. To get an idea of just how much things have changed in the last 20 or 30 years, read this article in National Geographic.
But then I started talking to other female travelers.
On a near daily basis, while I was traveling in Northeastern Brazil, I got compliments on how linda, or beautiful, I am.
He gazes at her with such intensity and desire; when he locks eyes with her, he doesn't let go. None of this, “you're kinda cute” or “you look nice” business.
If a Brazilian finds a girl beautiful, he will tell her.They are a talkative and physically demonstrative group.They have an undying love of soccer, a passion for dance and they certainly are not ones to hide their feelings. This is the powerful, irresistible lure of the “Brasileiro” (Brazilian man).I'm talking real compliments, like “voce é muito linda” (you are so beautiful).But on the other hand, it becomes hard to understand why you want to marry me when we met only fifteen minutes before.