An aversion to either may well be interpreted as a lack of interest – or worse.
“If they’re not happy dancing with you, you will know it because they will be rolling their eyes.
But if a guy did that in the States I’d be like ‘you’re pathetic’.” Once contact has been made with the object of your desires, you are running a whole new cultural gauntlet – one in which body language can play a bigger role that what you actually say.
The key differences for travelers from more ‘distant’ cultures are in the Latin approach to eye contact and physical contact – lots of both.
“Just because a girl is being touchy feely it doesn’t mean she’s definitely interested in that way,” he said.
“For a lot of people here, personal space exists on a much smaller scale.” As the night draws on a new challenge may arrive with the bill – who pays?
People here aren’t scared to express themselves,” said James.