Just like when I wrote my 10 Things You’ll Hate About Panama article, which you can read HERE if you missed it, and in my 15 Quirky Things About Panama, which you can read HERE, I’m sure I’ll have people write in saying they’ve never seen or heard of such things and that I’m full of it.
Someone wrote that they’ve never seen anyone put ketchup on food here in Panama and wondered where I’m getting my info. Before breaking down this list of 10 things you should know, I think it’s important to say that I know what a lot of people are expecting me to add to the list.
That said, it’s important to note that Panama is full of lovely ladies and respectable gentlemen, more than willing to start an honest relationship with the right person.
You, as a foreigner, just need to get realistic with your searching.
And it’s not just young men and women pulling this scam.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, it’s the haves and the have-nots.
Now, for single people moving to Panama, and maybe even some Panamanians in the dating game, I hope this article gives you some new insight on the mixing and mingling world of love and new friendships.
Through what we’ve both learned, we’ve compiled a list, and I want to share that with you now.We were just going to the movies, but I wanted to dress to impress him and apparently he didn’t care to do the same.” -Lisette (Panama)That’s a very real situation. Well, first, you might unexpectedly meet mom, and second, you might not get invited in at the end of the date, not if there are family members waiting inside. If you’re a little older, you’ll probably be taken to a salsa or tipico club, so be ready to dance. It doesn’t necessarily matter whether or not you can dance. Marlene used to get so mad at me because I didn’t want to dance.Just because we’re in a place with a laidback lifestyle, don’t leave your manners back home. I know plenty living on their own, but it’s very common here to share a home with your parents. Sometimes it’s the opposite, and it’s the single parent moving back in with the child. I always felt like people would make fun of me and giggle, like, “Look at the goofy gringo.” And they probably do.If you turn to the world of online dating, it’s easy to find Latinas searching for wealthy men, Russian mail order brides, Asian seductresses, and American escorts all looking for a buck.It happens everywhere and definitely isn’t unique to Panama. Ladies are screwed over by young men trying to sleep their way to the top, all the time, and gay men and women encounter this situation too. If you’re an older, single guy here in Panama, trying to pick up a 20-something sex kitten, you have to know what you’re setting yourself up for.This is all info collected from single people out in the dating world.