Sure, those things don’t come without its challenges.

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While I didn’t understand this at the time, I now believe this dynamic is a fundamental axis point of male/female relationships, especially in the early stages of establishing an intimate relationship.

Finally, I have some additional thoughts that Brent inspired.

THE LONG GOODBYE You need to start saying goodbye 45 minutes to an hour before you attempt to leave a Latino family party. There’s a lot of cheek kissing, half-started conversations that will require a proper ending and 'tías' and 'tíos' that will be offended if you don’t say 'hasta luego'.

We like each other and always make sure 'we’ve squeezed all the juice out of the fruit before throwing it away'. Your Hispanic sweetheart will have to remember that expressing extreme emotions can be terrifying to your family, that not everybody wants a hug and a kiss goodbye, and that the chicken dance is fun - really! The tricky thing is that there is no cultural "default" button when you’re in a cross-cultural relationship.

If you accept and love yourself for who you are, so will Mr. The truth is that no one is perfect and most men don’t want their women to look like celebrities or supermodels.

Every woman is beautiful and you should accentuate what is beautiful and wonderful about you.

Don’t Wait for Him to Come to You Although it would be nice, it’s highly unlikely that a gorgeous, well-mannered, high-paid and sensitive man is going to knock on your door in the next few seconds and introduce himself to you.

If you want to find that man, you’re going to have to get out there and look for him!

You will have a god-awful accent in no time plus the added bonus of knowing when they’re making fun of you in Spanish.5. No need to jump back in fear or worry that we are upset. When you really need to worry about us is when we’re quiet.

That’s when you know there will be hell to pay later.6.

The Latino population of this country is growing at a breakneck speed. There are plenty of Ashley Rodriguezes, Carlos Whitmans and Emily Riveras walking around our country to prove that our community isn’t afraid to follow their hearts and go cross cultural. Let her go crazy with the "Fabuloso" bottle, a bucket and the mop and get yourself a massage.