I decided to dive into the deep end, and set myself up a Happn profile.
However, after only being here two months, it’s clear that Argentine men are much less awkward, and more accustomed to gushing their hearts out to a total stranger – there is definitely something to be said for the saying, ‘let’s not beat around the bush!
’It didn’t take me long to realize that the dating culture in Argentina differs to that of the UK in quite a few ways.
With dating apps of every variety, what was once a constant mental battle of “really should go out and socialize” vs.
“really would rather stay at home and chill,” has now become much less of an issue, as you can browse through potential partners from your sofa.
By contrast, I believe that here in Buenos Aires, so far, all of the matches I have made have been more genuine and with people who actually have an interest in meeting you – or at least getting to know you a little. A fairly gorgeous, 25-year-old man, with a relatively well put-together Happn profile, English speaking, and willing to spark up a conversation with a little more than “hi!
” – admittedly it wasn’t ground-breaking but it was enough to motivate a response.
If I’m being totally honest, up until now, British boys haven’t exactly set the bar high as far as being whisked off my feet is concerned.
When thinking of grand romantic gestures, sarcastic British humor doesn’t exactly spring to mind.
In England, if a boy asked you to meet up with him at 11 PM, you would undoubtedly think booty call.
However, here it seems there is nothing unusual about meeting up with someone after what’s typically considered many people’s bedtimes.
With technology becoming ever-more pivotal to everyday life, it’s no wonder that the next logical step is to move this dating process which has always been one of the focal points of people’s lives into the online world as well.