Their mothers drill them on the use of make up from the moment they go to high school and it’s still only women allowed in the kitchen.Admittedly, things have moved on from 50 years ago when it would be a disgrace for a women to leave the house alone, the home being her nest and domain.When love and culture clash: It all comes down to your family, and how easy they are on coping with traditional change.If a family is really close to their rural Mexican roots, they will have their own set of customs such as going out in a group, instead of alone with the date.For example, in Mexico, one common expectation is getting the father’s approval since he is the head of the household.For women, the guidelines are more strict because the father is letting their little girl go off with another man.You’ll find more freedom of the sexes in places like Mexico City where in the fire of the metropolis attitudes have softened a good deal.But even though there are plenty of liberal, cool Mexicans out there who escape the gender roles the sentimental streak dies hard…
While Mexican men have a reputation for being super macho, this is not always the case.
” Mexican guys often don’t quite know what to make of independent Western women and can only fall back on their ingrained machismo.
That’s cool if you’re an old-fashioned kind of gal but might be a little tedious otherwise.
Essentially, you are not only dating the man/woman, but you are dating the family; almost becoming part of the family in which they expect you to hold conservative values.
Another common conception is that girls are not officially allowed to date until they turn 15, the age they become a woman and have the option to have a quinceañera.
” (‘Oh, my treasure, my heaven – I love you so much! Naturally, it’s easy come, easy go but in the moment they can be quite taken away and speak to their lovers in a species of baby talk. Mexican girls are educated to a very strict idea of femininity and are dressed in pink from day one.