Brazilians are touchy-feely even among friends, and this level of intimacy is ramped up to new heights when it comes to dating. Not only are Brazilians immensely passionate and not afraid to show it—PDAs are totally the norm in Brazil—they are actually the loudest in bed according to a recent survey, hinting at their prowess in the bedroom.
There is no strict, determining timeline in Brazilian dating, and meeting the family will probably happen much sooner than you can imagine. Not only that, but you will be embraced as one of their own, attending the family events and eating plenty of homemade Brazilian food that the mother will tenderly yet firmly insist you eat (you will enjoy it though).
Brazilians will make you feel like you are the only person in the room when they are dating you. Their eyes will be locked on yours, they will pay attention to everything you say, they will make heart-fluttering declarations, and you will simply melt. Whether it’s a passionate fling or a slow-burning romance, Brazilians will make you feel utterly desirable when you’re with them.
Brazilians love it when people make the effort to learn Portuguese and your date will be no different. Not only will they probably love your accent, they will make you feel so good for trying, helping to build your confidence, learn a new language, and connect with your date in a more intimate way. Here are some useful phrases to say “I love you” in Portuguese.
This depends on where you are in Brazil—if you’re dating in São Paulo, it’s unlikely that outdoor dates will be a thing. But date someone in Rio de Janeiro, for example, and expect hiking dates on trails that meander through the forest and mountains before a romantic dip in a waterfall, or simply just lazy days on the beach.
Brazil is only second to the US when it comes to using online dating, so if you meet your match on Tinder or Grindr, it’s perfectly acceptable and you won’t have that awkward moment of worrying how to explain to people where you met your date.
If you’re happy, then Brazilians will be happy. If the day isn’t going the way you planned, no problem—it’s still a wonderful experience. That’s the kind of outlook Brazilians tend to have so no matter what happens on your date, they will turn it into something positive and fun.
Nicknames can start from as early as date one and will make you feel completely loved. Cute pet names include meu amor (my love), meu anjo (my angel), querida or querido (sweetie or darling), and, for when it gets a little more serious, o amor da minha vida (the love of my life), meu mundo (my world), or minha vida (my life).
So this is a bit of a stereotype, but in all seriousness, most Brazilians have at least some rhythm in their blood, and even the ones that swear blind they can’t dance can bust out some impressive moves. Going dancing with a Brazilian can be eye-opening and a whole lot of fun.
Whether it’s to a bar in the evening, a fancy restaurant on a Friday, or a party on a Saturday night, Brazilians love to live life to the full. Your social calendar will be jam-packed once you start dating a Brazilian.
Brazilians are a friendly bunch and love to hear about other cultures and customs—they find it fascinating. So it is likely they will get on like a house on fire with your family and friends and will be chatting with them like old pals within minutes.
Brazilians are emotional and passionate and allow themselves to feel all their emotions unapologetically and express how they feel. Arguments happen in all relationships at some point, but if it happens with a Brazilian, everything will be laid out and then forgotten and resolved as quickly as it came. No hard feelings, no bitter aftermath.
Dating a Brazilian means you will be exposed to all the great aspects of Brazilian culture. They feel proud of their heritage and love showing foreigners new things in their city. Expect to check out bars, restaurants, and excursions that are totally Brazilian and see a new side to the country that tourists don’t get to see.