Therefore, it is highly recommended to get information about those subjects in advance, although it is better to avoid getting into a discussion about politics or nationalistic topics.
Every region is different and within the same regions there is a wide range of opinions and positions.
If you're open to something long-term, let that be known too so they don't think you wouldn't be willing to put the hard work in for a real relationship if it became serious.
Hitting the streets of a new city, meeting locals, and striking up a spark with someone is a fantastic introduction to life and love in a foreign country.
Your social life abroad will be an important part of your Spanish language immersion.
They say there’s no better way to learn a language than sleeping with a dictionary.
Dating will give you a real insider’s view of your travel destination!
I've traveled to over 40 countries in the past 5 years, so although my long-term relationship experience is quite limited (it's almost Valentine's Day so I'd rather not dwell on that part), I still find going out with locals to be one of the most interesting parts of my experiences overseas.
However, the idea of becoming romantically involved with someone who calls home somewhere 5,000 miles away from my home is extremely counter intuitive.
It is preferably to talk about culture to a woman and about sports to a man, since Spanish women are not very fond of sports.
It is very common that Spaniards test foreigners’ knowledge about our culture by asking all sorts of questions about the above mentioned subjects or even politics.
I've even had guys ask me, "Why should I even go out with you?
You're just temporary." Ouch, but point well-taken.
As a general rule Spanish people are very curious about foreigners and will be the first to address a newcomer.