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I would tell foreign gay women in Spain to use an online personal website because it is hard to find lesbians, even in Chueca, Madrid.” The next step after meeting someone is typically chatting via text message, Whats App or other messaging service, according to an expat panel.Tara, an expat from the United States: “We met at a party and exchanged numbers, but I thought it was just in a friendly way.Ariadne, a Cuban-American expat: “I met my last Spanish boyfriend while I led a study abroad programme.He taught at the centre where my students were teaching.Tara: “I felt that our gender roles were very defined and that he appreciated me as a very feminine thing whereas [in the United States], everything seems so much more equal.In Spain, I felt like it was separate but equal (though I guess some people would say there is no such thing).The first words out of my mouth were ‘ are what Spaniards call girls from Málaga) and she giggled and decided to give me her number.
Perhaps these expat dating stories sound familiar, but the dating game in Spain may be a little different – at least, according to the panel of expats who have dated in Spain.
There is also a percentage looking for a genuine relationship.
Bumble is less popular, but the app is gaining traction in Spain.
However, the good news is that many people do successfully find love in Spain – provided they know the dos, don’ts, ups and downs of dating in Spain. The most popular one is Tinder, as in many countries, but the way people use it is slightly different than in the UK or the US where it is mostly used for one-night stands.
Of course, a large number of people are looking for that in Spain as well, but quite a lot of people are using it for friendship, which can be confusing, although they’ll usually make their intentions pretty clear once you start chatting.