Señor Guapo and his friends soon migrated to another area of the bar, and my perfectly primped, high-heeled Spanish girlfriends quickly descended upon me. But, I had just learned the first rule of dating in Spain, and I’d learned it the hard way: If you are a woman and you are interested in a man, never ever show it.
I found myself at a New Year’s Eve party and spotted an attractive young man named Estebán.
We had met for a language exchange—we spoke a half an hour in Spanish and a half an hour in English over tapas and wine.
We were pretty much inseparable since that first “date” and nearly two years later we were married—twice!
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Spain is now one of the countries in Europe where children are born at a later age.
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An application for marriage in Spain will usually involve lengthy and time-consuming paperwork, and applicants should therefore allow enough time before the intended date of marriage for the application to be processed.
Thinking I was starting to get the hang of things, I even refused to give Estebán my number.
As you well know, I’m kind of busy right now, what with wedding planning, getting further into shape, and trying to take advantage of the Spanish summertime.
Couples now get married less frequently than before and they also wait longer.
Young people remain single longer, there are more consensual unions and more births outside marriage. This is a noteworthy change in the traditional way of family formation.