Debora Hernandez, a senior at the University of California, Riverside stated, “As an individual you always want to please your parents and make them proud, but I have always been very independent and moved to the beat of my own drum.” Victoria Servin, an editorial-translator intern for Latinitas and Linguistics and Translation student at the University of Texas at El Paso, explains how she followed her mother’s wishes, “Personally I didn’t want a boyfriend in high school so it didn’t really bother me too much.
I never really felt the need to rebel against my parents and I didn’t do it out of spite, I guess I just agreed.” In Mexico, your family is your biggest dating pressure.
That’s cool if you’re an old-fashioned kind of gal but might be a little tedious otherwise.
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.
It may have been like this a long time ago specifically for our grandparents and great-grandparents during a time where things were more traditional, and the world wasn’t so modern.
As a 22 year-old Latina I can say first hand that things have changed tremendously, at least for my family.
Within the United States, it is the fastest growing racial minority with an increase of over 60% between the 19 U. The expectations in Hispanic culture appear outdated in the modern dating world.
The more traditional Latin relationships are based on the young man leaving home to find his way and the young women staying with her family until she moves into her new husband's home.
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There are common stereotypes that Mexican families have strong conservative traditions when it comes to dating.