If you fell in love with the country or just the ladies here are some tips on how to date a Colombian woman. Trust me, I have been in a relationship with one for over 4 years and since I am Colombian myself, I get them . . . like 60% of the time, and that is a lot mind you!
Ok, but before getting into details, what do you want in a Colombian girl?
And this rule is universal before you begin any relationship. If you got over your first one you must now know not to select a girlfriend based just on her looks and sexiness.
Leave that for casual encounters. If you want a true partner to build a relationship with and possibly a family focus on her personality and background story.
Sex and Hot Hips?
If a hot latina is your main attraction in dating Colombian woman, don´t fool around with building up a family. Sure, at first glance Colombian women are all hot and you can snatch one that is both smart, caring and sexy, but if “hot” is your prime objective I guarantee you will end up with the gold digger that will only bite your ear for a Visa to America or Europe and require a credit card to stay “fun."
You will find the easy sexy latina on various dating sites and just by the bikini photos you can tell what kind of women she is. Date them and be nice if you do. Most are desperate in solving their economic situation and usually have a young boy they had at a young age. But don't go into it believing she will be the perfect wife.
Is It the Latina Charm?
I would say most foreigners are charmed by the personality of Colombian women. I only know of Brazilian women to be even more charming and open to foreigners. I haven´t travel much to say women from other cultures are cold and dismissive, I do not think they are.
But there is some beauty and grace to people in tropical nations. The way Latinas dance, that mix of cultures between the Spanish flamenco, the tribal Africa and natives simplicity has a “I don´t know what” that makes you desire them… until they get mad.
If the charm you make sure to look under the appearances. Colombian women are charming experts and a gold digger can easily hide her true intentions. It all depends were you look for your date mostly.
Webcam and dating sites?? Hmmm. I would say most are opportunistic, but not all. My girlfriend came from a dating site and she is the perfect mother and business woman. But you can tell that if she asks constantly for money, a Visa and flaunts you in the process she is after no good. But if you can maintain a nice conversation on topics of interest, she is working or studying to progress on her own then that is someone worth dating. For me these are the true beauties.
So to sum it up just decide if you want a loving partner to build a life with or just a casual interaction and be smart whichever you choose.
Oh yes! This is way at the top of the list if you want to impress any Colombian woman.
As a Colombian, I am a terrible dancer. If you do not learn to Salsa in your youth, learning it as an adult is a pain.
But no worries, you do not need to be the floor master. Just learn the basic steps and try to follow the rhythm of the songs. Focus on the drums for pace and just keep her tight to your body. We Latinos dance very, very attached, and this is why dancing is key in the seduction game.
Hey, and don´t think they will judge by how good or bad you dance, they care mostly on the attitude you display. You might not even know how the steps go and it wouldn´t matter as long as you move her around and make an enjoyable time or both. Foreigners are not expected to know how to dance fluidly so there is no judging…but lots of smiling and giggling and this will make you look cute and funny. Ahhh, something to your advantage.
And no sitting!! Nothing turns down a woman more than sitting on the table drinking all night. Personality is what most woman want… heck! That is what they all secretly are seduced to. Dancing terribly is better that not dancing at all.
The music is loud so don´t go with expectations to talk about your hobbies and super job. Keep the chit chat to the basic “Ueepa!” “You are muy bonita” and short flirty lines. The club is a body language place, so leave the talking for the morning coffee.
Salsa dancing in the streets of Cali
Aguardiente is like Colombia´s national drink. It is literally means "hot water" and I don´t know its other English names, but its basically alcohol from sugar cane. It's very basic alcohol and extremely strong, both of flavor and drunkenness. We drink it in tiny glass shots and do not even taste it as it doesn´t taste good. It’s like drinking antiseptic alcohol. Foreigners do not get it. But drink more than three and there is no beverage in the world that will make you smile more. The odd flavor won´t even bother you after it.
If she drinks aguardiente, which is normal, try to do so as well. This means she is a fun girl. But watch it, if you are not accustomed to strong drinks you might end up outside of the club sitting on the corner trying to throw up. Even if it doesn´t get to this, the headache the next morning will be horrible. This doesn´t happen with vodka or even tequila.
So drink aguardiente but make sure to space out your shots in long terms, especially by the end of the evening. And dance a lot to wear down the drunkenness. Do not stay still or it will be the worst. Drink lots of water after every shot because you will be dehydrated by the end of the evening and eat something before bed. It helps a lot.
Latinas will appreciate any nice comment about her as long as you have proven yourself as a nice and enjoyable person. If she smiles with both lips and mouth, she is yours. Just do not overdo it and no rushing.
Colombian girls can be hard to understand. Sometimes they seem to dress to incite and they are very sensual in their gestures. Compared to other cultures, physical contact is very normal and they might stay close to you. But do not interpret this as in invitation to bed them, try it and you will ruin everything.
It is a game of give and let go that they play, they might even kiss you on the first night out but forbid any more advances and can even be more cold the next day. They are like that. They want to be chased.
We just do not understand why Europeans would not shower any given day. We shower every day and most people shower twice a day. We have keen noses and we can tell if you showered.
And dress well. Leave the tourist shorts at home, shave well and dress your best when dating.
This is very important. Girls notice shoes first, I don´t know why, but they do. Have them clean and proper.
A few other tips about Colombian woman on youtube
Oh yes, and I do not only say this from personal experience. I have heard foreign friends with Colombian girlfriends complain about how jealous they are from other women they talk with, even if they are just friends or a waitress taking your order.
They see every other girl as a rival and react by giving you “the look” and talking a bunch of nonsense. This is unavoidable and it will happen more often if you are dating middle class women. They are very possessive.
The important part here is how you react, and the Golden Rule is not to let her have her way. Hey, if you got female friends and she wants you to get rid of them then maybe you are with the wrong girl. Do you really want to be with someone who controls who you can have as a friend? If she cares about you she won’t interfere with your private life. Just do not pay attention to her tantrums and don´t react in an angry way either. Just continue on, she will give up eventually and then you can talk it over and make her come to sense when she is not moody.
But it is almost impossible not to end up with a jealous girl. She will watch were you eyeballs move, check your cell phone, require your Facebook and email password… now you know, and do not let them have their way.
We Colombians have large families and keep close ties. This must be the strongest cultural disparity compared with Americans and Europeans. If you plan to take the relationship to the next level, you need to be liked by the family, and not so much dad or mom, but grandma.
Being liked by grandma is a huge, huge plus. She is the one that makes the “He would be a perfect husband” call. So be nice to grandma and require to meet her. Take her a gift, preferably a sweet from your country. They love it.
Dad would like to hear from your line of work and your studies. He wants a nice stable future for her daughter.
Mom is happy if dad, grandma and her little daughter are happy. She would become your best supporter in the relationship.
Don´t think that by being a foreigner Colombian families will shun you. On the contrary, blonde hair and tallness are considered as good genes to have around (although no one talks about it), and the best dinner conversation with the uncles and cousins would be how advanced your country is “The roads are perfect and everyone drives nicely… there is no homeless people on the streets… education and health are entirely free… our toilets clean themselves.”
And those are my dating tips to date Colombian women. I would like to hear if you are dating one or dated one. I know you got a story to tell.
Dating Colombian Women
victorsrealtimes from Nairobi on April 21, 2020:
Nice tip you have shared
Ralph McLean on January 21, 2020:
looking for a nice lady
Saki Ginino Gene on October 20, 2019:
Like to ask you something important and beneficial
Gringo 2 on May 21, 2019:
I long to meet the love of my life in Medellin is there any help I could receive on planning and where to go , as I am nervous and have never been out of the U.S
Rotterdamned on April 06, 2019:
I experencied the strange thing with Colombian women
I asked my colombian college who is a woman about my ex college from argentina other women and this colombian women was almost crying
so i apologised you know she not even my gf so i don’t understand why she was so emotional but now is ok
Mohammed on February 16, 2019:
Are columbian women stubborn
firstname.lastname@example.org on January 06, 2019:
my name is Ben-Okoye Odira Christopher. I am from Nigeria. I am 31/years old.I need a beautiful Colombian lady to date.
Ana on January 05, 2019:
I'm a Colombian woman, my background not relevant since I want to make my point clear. Want to attract ANY woman? Be honest, respectful, genuine, listen to her needs and respectufully let her know yours, NEVER treat her like an object. Not all Colombian women are jelalous, please don't generalize.
JE Burton from Los Angeles on December 06, 2018:
Thanks for your article! This Colombian lady and I have mutual Facebook friends, being in the same profession- so we connected this way platonically a few months ago. She's independent, and smart and classy. She also has a sense of humor, which is a must!
We've only been in touch online until now and have mutual and different interests. We recently attended the same expo but didn't actually meet. She's really comfortable with chatting with me.
Recently it occurred to me to ask her if she is interested. She said she's not looking for a boyfriend, can we be friends. I answered, "that's usually how it starts, and we already are friends." Nothing's changed except I've been affectionate in good taste. She has received my approach and keeps sending me pictures without my asking. Recently I've been reading your blog. You said that Colombian women love to be pursued. She commutes to and from LA a lot for her work, and when I invited her to go dancing next week, but she said she doesn't return to LA for two weeks.
I never felt pressed to be possessive, but to gauge her reaction I wrote "...don't keep me waiting ;)"
It felt forced and she usually replies but much less since. That goes to show that 1) always be my best self and 2) let things happen.
You are right about the food- she hates most US food. I dance well, communicate and cook most things well. It's a matter of my being patient.
I think she will come around in time, as we build on our friendship. We need to meet. What do you think? Any advice I'd appreciate.
Ada on October 28, 2018:
Articles like this have to be write for real Colombian women or at least with their guidance because this information just serve for stereotypes spreading and scare people about Colombian gold diggers that just want a Visa.
Some respect, please.
Chuck100 on September 11, 2018:
I traveled all over south and central America for years with my work. I have dated women from all the countries there except Paraguay. I can speak with experience and authority when I say all things taken into consideration, Colombian women are the best Latinas in the world! I got to a point where I eventually only dated Colombianas. Then I finally married one. I was married before to gringas. I am a gringo. My Colombiana is a breath of fresh air. She adores me and does anything for me. I am a King in my home. She is a great lover, cook, and listener, in short, partner. I can verify three things above for sure, you have to like dancing, she loves it. You have to get along with her family and agree to spend some time with them, they are tight. And, yes she is possessive and jealous. This is not a problem for me as I am very loyal to her and it kind of makes me laugh and smile when she sees another woman look at me or a woman I have not been formally introduced to beings speaking to me. She is like a shark and will home right in on them, but it's kinda funny, like I say. She is my wife for life. If she is a typical Colombian woman, then I encourage anyone wanting a great relationship to date some Colombian women.
Dylan on July 20, 2018:
My Colombian gf just broke up with me because I didn’t answer my FaceTime call... when I wallet fell asleep early at 10 pm lol. She thought I was cheating and broke up with me wtf. Article is so true on jealousy .. I thought we were close to but just like that she broke up with me
rich46526 on July 11, 2018:
I only visited the country for a week. dated two young women that i met online before i got there. they are both wonderful in their own ways. I will be living in Colombia in just over a year and will be living with one of them. They are not stupid 3rd world people the country and the people are wonderful.
Hello on April 22, 2018:
Why date any woman from a 3rd world country? They're uneducated the humor of a snail let alone any drive,that describes Colombia to a T.
WILL on April 20, 2018:
I have to say that most Colombian women can be possessive, jealous, and moody so watch out for that if you are looking to get married they can make your life miserable. BELIVEME I KNOW!!!
Gringo on March 27, 2018:
This is a great article, lots of truth. Maybe one of the best Ive seen on the subject. I have been living in Medellín and dating my paisa girlfriend for two years now. She is a very well educated girl from a good family and is not financially dependent on me in anyway. She has her own life and her own things. She’s a super sweet girl who takes care of me well. Often times her family can be quite overberring and a little bit inconsiderate to my life and my own personal responsibilities but they are great people and have really taken care of me in Colombia as well. Many foreigners come here and have problems because they do exactly what you said, go for a really hot, most likely enhanced, woman who are way out of their league. Yes you can meet lots of woman here, probably even have sex with them or mejor dicho, disappoint them, but if you think you’re gonna get some girl way out of your league, youre gonna get played like a god damn fiddle.
Arnold Balko on March 24, 2018:
you did not answer the question how do the women rate the native men?
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on March 08, 2018:
You will be meeting the latina by definition on the Caribbean coast. They are a bit more wild; friendlier and will talk to exhaustion, never stop smiling. Dancing is a must in that region, way more than in the interior, so give it a try.
Barranquilla has a very hot and humid weather, more than Cartagena. And we are approaching the drought season. Santa Marta is nearby, and has a cooler climate because of the mountain range behind it, it also has a nice beach destination called "Rodadero" with its own small neighborhood for tourist looking for rent, it's just 30 minutes away from the main city it's pretty chill out and nice. Tayrona Park is also in that area, if you are into natural parks. It's one of the best beaches in the world. Cartagena is more about the old colonial city, very romantic.
Medellin is the trending city right now for tourists, in the interior. Perfect fresh climate in the mountains, not cold. If you come try and stay near Parque Lleras, you will find a mix crowd around the area and its easy to move around the city from that point.
CJQIV on March 07, 2018:
That is my intention, i plan on coming next month to barranquilla and cartagena, any tips would be greatly appreciated..thanks David
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on March 05, 2018:
Sorry to hear that. Hope you have better luck in Colombia. Maybe visit different cities, as we are all very different among regions: Medellin, Bogota, Cali, Barraquilla.
CJQIV on March 03, 2018:
David you give some great tips, i just got out of a nightmare with a dominican women i was with 5 years we appeared to have a great relationship as i travelled back and forth there , yep i married her brought her and her kids to the states.,. needless to say the moment she got here, she became a different person if you know what i mean. met some other dominican men it was downhill from there.. all she wanted was a visa. well anywho i still love the latina women and have heard some good things about the Colombian women..i know the good ones who are about marriage and family are out there. i will be visiting colombia next month.. fellas don't look for a wife in the D.R...
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on February 23, 2018:
You won't regret. Are you coming to Colombia Jonas?
Jonas sweya Bagheshy on February 22, 2018:
I'm very interesting to be with beautiful columbian woman.
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on February 01, 2018:
Ouch! My last relationship was also horrible thanks to debt. In my case my ex-girlfriend was a credit card lover, she completely mismanaged spending... my savings! Best relationship advice ever, stay away from debt-lovers.
Caro on February 01, 2018:
I married an American guy. He is not rich, he has a good job but he has a lot of debt. I also have a good job but I don’t have any debt. At home I was paying rent, car, bills... everything because he is paying his debt. But I complained because I want to have savings and I can’t save if I continue paying for everything and I’m not sure if he is saving for emergency. He spends money on going out to eat, he invites me but I am not expensive. I don’t drink any alcohol at all. I asked him to start helping with the house bills and some house chores because I work full time, and come home to clean and cook everyday. My advice: Do not fall in love with American Guys. They feel “use” if you ask them for money. Instead Colombian men give you all the money you want but maybe they do it out of guilt for cheating... lol I don’t know what is worse... just love your man but save some money! American man tend to accumulate debt...
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on January 08, 2018:
Any online platform dating is actually way easier. In a form they are already telling you they wish to date an American or foreigner. Just be nice, avoid using it for dirty talk. take in mind your looks are of little importance, they are looking for the fantasy of a better life somewhere else with a better quality of life. So focus chat on what your hometown is like, your travels, etc. If you wish to come and meet, Cartagena is the most romantic city to do so.
dennis wangila on November 29, 2017:
wish i can find one
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on November 22, 2017:
A bad experience? In general the latino woman is complicated, but sweet. I had a really bad experience with one, but my new girlfriend is a professional and we share the responsibility and costs of everything. That for me is a healthy relationship.
And about favoring white men... white men, tall and blond hair people are rare here. So we, both men and women, have an attraction to that, while I see European finding more attractive the tanned, mestizo or black skin colored. Its what is exotic.
Peter Mullen on October 23, 2017:
Married for 23 yrs. worst relationship I ever had. No one can love Colombian girl as much as she loves herself. She does love your money however. They put family above everything. Be prepared to have them in your life 24/7. She can smile at you and stab you one second later, they have horrible tempers. Pure evil imo
Ted on September 29, 2017:
I would like to meet a Colombia lady. I'm full of love and affection
Mero on September 13, 2017:
I am seeing a Colombian girl these days, a friend not for dating. I can honestly say that she is the most hardworking individual I have ever met. She is very caring, supportive and kind. She is the true example of being a female as we think. She is smart, talkative and very friendly. I really wish I could have married such girl. I am not sure if she likes me or not and I do not want to be presumptive. How do you think I could know that?
Doug on August 20, 2017:
Hot isn't the correct translation for ardiente. Burning is more appropriate. Another suggestion for translating aguardiente into English is fire water. A term the Native Americans used for Alcoholic drinks.
H on August 09, 2017:
I have a Colombian woman as my best friend for 5 years and now a lover for 2. This article is true, though giving in to her jealously while initially annoying will make you grow even closer to her...and if you love her as I do that's a very good thing
C on July 23, 2017:
I met a Colombiana 2 years ago that was working as a nanny in the states after university. She made me work so hard for her love, but it was worth what I got/ I've never met anyone more compatible with me. She isn't jealous in the slightest. The least jealous I've ever dated actually. Everything else on this list is spot on i just say. I can't dance for shit as a gringo, but her friends all said "seeing him always smiling and laughing while dancing with us all night showed us kind of guy he is. He's a keeper."
That was said in a group chat and made me so happy. Colombians are by far the warmest people I know. She's the hardest working and warmest person I've ever met. Male or female. I had to say this list is so accurate though. Everyone had different experiences, but mines been Positive.
You forgot to mention Arepas though! Cool her Arepas for breakfast and you'll have her heart.
Monirul on May 21, 2017:
I like colombian woman
les on April 27, 2017:
I am married to a Colombiana.
You nailed it
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on April 22, 2017:
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on April 22, 2017:
Not true. You probably seek out that type of women lured by your loin instincts. And when we do that we know what to expect.
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on April 22, 2017:
Thanks! They are very beautiful, you are welcome to come and visit any time.
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on March 15, 2017:
Angry jelous women then, jajaja. I will revise the gold digger part, this article is old. The answer you gave it "like all countries there are women looking to be maintained", that is what I highlighted. The article is "How to Date Colombian Women" and the relationship I see between foreigners and colombian women is that one exactly. I am talking to that crowd, the online dating scene. And I have tasted both ways of Colombian women, the gold digger and the right ones. And met a lot of gold diggers, that is what I know. But I will revise and atone the article. Is not with the object of denigrating.
Real Colombian woman on March 15, 2017:
You call yourself a Colombian man yet most of this is wrong. You do not protray Colombian women well and worst of all you even make us look bad. I'm quite angry about that.
Gold diggers? For f' sake like in any country, there are women only looking to be mantained, but you just make us all sound bad. It honestly sounds like you've never met a Colombian woman, or I dont know what shitty neighborhood you hang out at.
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on March 12, 2017:
Mostly I say Colombian women are jealous in nature, its a common trait from Latin American women. I do see pretty young women walking around malls with older foreigners, obviously matched on the internet (the American Dream of being taken away to a first class country). This is a truth, not for every women in Colombia, but it does happen. As for the rest of my content it points out how likeable and cheerful Colombian women are.
Luisa Nieto on March 11, 2017:
I dont like the way you talk about us ....
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 18, 2017:
The Columbian women certainly look beautiful. And the dancing looks fun too, I could try that!
Brendanc on December 08, 2016:
Living in Colombia the last five years, all I can say is that I've come to appreciate women more as objects, less as people. And many Colombians play up to that. Princesses, but without the class or personality ...
Erica on December 08, 2016:
To the good guys with positive opinions about Colombians, big thank you! All women from any nationality are the same, is not about nationality! Is about being a woman! Now, the woman looking for a rich guy? Hey, all are looking for a successful man, who wants to married a man that have no job? Not me
anamab on November 27, 2016:
This is such an interesting article to read as I am a Colombian woman myself. Sometimes I don't understand why there are so many men online interested in Colombian women. I often hear from foreign men that we're well-known to be very beautiful and charming. Let me say something. Not all Colombian women are very beautiful, and beauty queens don't always represent the kind of beauty you're likely to find in here. Somehow I do have to say that in Colombia you're very likely to find pretty women mostly everywhere. Being physically attractive for women in Colombia is pretty common, therefore not a big deal.
I'm often sad to read really negative comments about Colombian women. So far the word I've read the most has been 'Gold-diggers'. This is something that not only foreigners, but also locals are likely to experience when dating Colombian women, but I have to add up that this also depends on the kind of women you attract. If you're getting only gold-diggers you're definitely doing it wrong. You're looking for in the wrong place or you're simply not appealing for serious women and you end up getting the bad women. I'm sorry to say this, but this also works the same for women when looking for men in general. Not all of us would like to get married. Not all of us would like your money either. In fact I don't care about your money because I'm studying to get it on my own. Many of us think this way. The smart ones. And we won't be attracted to you because of your genes or because you're good-looking. You won't get us using flirting tips from websites (Oops!). Just ensure to choose smart women instead of big boobs and butts. Stop trying to find your life partner on parties or clubs. I've read so many times those comments saying we're abusers, liers, fake..Hey! How you dare talking crap about all of us? I'm pretty sure you're the only one to blame if you have experienced that many times, enough times to say all Colombian women are like that. Even I have to be careful when choosing a man. I don't want to date a "nice" man who will be cheating on me. It's also hard for us to find a serious man. If you want to find a good woman, try being a good man. Which is different from trying to please a woman. Just show her who you are. If she's smart enough she'll see you're the right one. Look for someone with dreams, goals, and a life purpose. Or you'll end up with the woman who's striving to pay her bills and will use anyone to do it. I still feel this thing of thinking of dating a specific nationality just because they're hot in general is not a good driver when looking for a partner...Good luck!
Andrew on November 22, 2016:
Why do people always spell Colombia wrong.....it's not that hard people. I have been married to a Colombian woman for 12 years now, it's a wild ride.
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on November 21, 2016:
To answer short, Colombian women are very forthcoming to foreign men. We are not the most visited of countries, for obvious reasons. Foreigners tend to be tall and blond, both features call the attention of our women, more so than men do with foreign women. Mature women will welcome your interest in them, you will not have a difficult time engaging into a romance. Even if you lack dancing skill or looks, just the foreign innocence and interest will you appear "cute". Not sure if I express myself well, but trust me, don´t be shy and try to engage in conversation with someone you like. You will have her laughing in the first talk, trust me.
roland on November 20, 2016:
There are pros and cons to every woman you want to date but it looks like a good bet in Colombia. I have been on POF checking out the 40 to 55 Beauties in Colombia and they all want to get married. What strikes me the most, is that there are hundreds of articles on Colombian women, most of them are related to the younger ones 20 to 30 year olds and yes they are hot but like any woman of that age,they are mostly gold diggers in my opinion.
I am in my mid 50s and I want to meet there mothers
My question is. how is the dating scene with mature women.
Pof has a lot and I am amazed how good the Colombianas look they are knock out compared to other latin countries Only Brasil has more due to 4 times the population.
Mexico well Not to shabby but noting compared to Columbia
I will be working in Colombia starting in a week and I was wondering how the middle aged woman perceives a middle class Canadian workaholic that is basically married to his job and there fore has been divorced .
My Spanish is good, hope I can find the time to mingle with these Colombian Beauties and hopefully hit it off cause I do like there culture compared to Canadian culture, there is none as far as Im concerned
My business is not one of suits and ties I work with my hands and brains and I have noticed in the the latin culture that this is not looked up as being a real job its for low class types with out education but in my country we make a lot of money and yes we suffer the consequences.
Maybe I am the gold digger in which i have dug for gold of the Au kind
Your comments are welcome
JOSEPH FOSTER on October 28, 2016:
Netflix true crime series Narcos spurs huge demand for Colombian women.
Produced by Netflix, the show "Narcos" takes on the infamous Medellin drug cartel which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him. The story is told largely from the points of view of Escobar (Brazilian actor Wagner Moura) and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), on opposite sides of what would become an all-out war.
Many critics of true crime dramas have always complained they are promoting crime and violence by glorification, an unintended consequence of American entertainment industries. These shows can have other interesting consequences. The Foreign Bride industry has seen a huge spike in demand for Colombian women. This can be viewed as positive or negative, depending on social perspective.
Foreign Brides, sometimes referred to as "mail order brides", a term the industry completely rejects, have become a billion dollar a year business. According to industry leaders, Colombia represented only about 3% of the market three years ago. Since the popularity of Narcos, many companies have seen near tenfold increases in men seeking Colombian wives.
A Foreign Affair (AFA), a company that helps men find women through international tours, says tours to Colombia are now selling out. AFA arranges group tours where 10 to 20 men travel together to Medellin, Cartagena or Barranquilla. During the tour, they attend arranged Social events where the men meet hundreds of beautiful Colombian women looking for marriage. Women can also place their profiles on the AFA web site, in the hopes of finding a husband.
Kenneth Agee, the marketing director for AFA says, "Because of the show we are doubling our tours to Medellin for next year. Narcos has brought a lot of attention to the intense beauty of Colombian women. Although the show is often very violent, the women of Colombia come across as very family oriented and loyal. These values seem harder and harder to find in this world. I would have to agree, because of the interest in Narcos, we even added an excursion to where Pablo's self-built prison was located, in the hills overlooking Medellin.
The crowning of 2015 Miss Universe Paulina Vega put Barranquilla, Colombia on the map. Barranquilla now has recognition for being home to some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. Not only is Miss Universe from here, Grammy Award winning pop singer Shakira, and actress Sofia Vergara also call Barranquilla home. Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. She's been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Prime time Emmy Awards, and 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, all stemming from this role. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd Most Powerful Woman in the world by Forbes.
David from Mesa AZ says he met more qualified women in one week than he has during the last 10 years. In 2010, Lisa Ling and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) filmed a one hour show on the AFA tour called "Online Brides - Our America with Lisa Ling." Even Lisa Ling was surprised by the beauty and sincerity of the women from Barranquilla.
Janet Davis, head of a women's rights group says "AFA is just taking advantage of women from these third world countries. This is no different than Pablo trafficking in narcotics, but these companies traffic women." Proponents refer to a Report (INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING ORGANIZATIONS: A REPORT TO CONGRESS) that these marriages have much lower divorce rates and abuse rates compared to traditional domestic marriages. This data makes international dating similar to a woman in the US joining eHarmony to look for a husband.
23-year-old Viviana, from Cartagena, says "I come to these events because I know the men attending are serious about marriage, they are faithful and are good to family. For Colombian women, it is the most important thing, good husband and good family.
Kenneth says, "It has not been all rosy. Narcos has brought us some problems. In Cartagena, we have several Penthouses we rent out. One was originally owned by "Don Diego" head of the Norte Del Velle Drug Cartel, the other by Pablo's people. Over the past year, the properties have been tracked down by individuals thinking they will find large qualities of cash hidden, thus we sometimes find holes all over the walls after a tenant leaves.
For Narcos fans, those who love the gangster genre, or just those who just like seeing beautiful Latin women, there's good news; Netflix's has confirmed Season 3 and 4.
Liz on October 28, 2016:
Ok ok ok ! I was born and raised in New York. My family is from Medelline Colombia. AND! Although I completely agree Hahahah and it's why I always say I'm from New York. I can also say remove the word Colombian and you are practically discribing most Latinas. It's not the nationally !? It's the age and how they are raised. I now live in Miami. And this article can very well be towards Venezuelans, Cubans, Brazilians, and where do we leave the Italians ? I'm from Nee York and there you grow up seeing everything ! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder .. These article are not acurate. I know for a fact all these others dating websites from other girls men bring to the state are all the same. It's a game. You men go fish .. And these women are wait for the shinniest bait. You men set you're selves up and then talk ??? Please. Everyone get what they are looking for. us women can write a few good articles about you men ... Yes every single one of you.
Manny on October 17, 2016:
I'm from the USA , , but have gone on dates with a few and current girlfriend is Colombian... I find them to be very good woman and the charm is incredible ... although at times a bit flaky .... never under estimate the fact that economics is a strong theme
Reuben on October 17, 2016:
just wish that i could date one
Josh73 on October 11, 2016:
1. Learning a language in a respectable institution in Colombia costs a LOT of money, specially english. If the woman has amazing language skills, DO DATE HER!!!... That means: she is smart and had/has the money to pay for it.
2. Pursue the nerdy type, those girls have a sexy brain. In Colombia, worthless women do not read, they only think about partying hard.
3. Stay away from Medellin. The majority of women in that city date foreigners in a "professional" manner (If you know what I mean).
4. In regard to my wife, at first, I was rejected by her, and then by her family. The reason why was my origin (USA). Not every colombian family thinks that your genes are something good to have around.
5. If you don't have a profesional degree, no worthy woman will date you. No matter how good looking you are.
My Colombian wife makes me extremely happy!!!
Pancho1 on September 24, 2016:
I'm in a unique relationship with a Columbian woman over the net, and we communicate with live camera calling. So many things are true in this article! Especially with the jealousy thing, but if you piece together something else here, the trade-off is that they are very loyal in exchange, at least with where we are going. We didn't meet through an online dating site - it was actually through a Facebook page that I had originally setup to meet a friend's mother in law, which ended up in me finding Mariana through a friend request, because she was the mother in law's friend, and we hit it off much better. Anyway, we've learned a bit about each other's family along the way, and the family thing here is right on target. I'm 56, and Mariana is 54, so we don't have live grandparents. But my good standing with her mother, and her wanting good standing with my mother (and of course, she does) fall right into this article! Not giving in to their jealousies, at least to some extent, is like pissing into the wind! Forget about it, they will always have some of that! But that's because they want you to want only them - but hey, isn't that what you want out of them? Give it time, though, and you'll gain trust out of them if you're legit. My baby has a terrible temper when she gets mad, but that's when if it gets out of hand, you can say that enough is enough, and most of the time, it's agreed upon. Of course, for me, having Mexican-American blood, she's learned to laugh a little now after a disagreement, when I tell her that it's a Garcia-Roa battle of stubbornness, and she lightens up a bit. It will take some time, but I'm looking forward to us getting together in the flesh. We do have a tight bond, and I'm glad that I found Mariana!
Tim on September 21, 2016:
I'm so glad to see the positives and negatives of dating a Colombian woman. They sound absolutely wonderful, far better than the American women, it's like a nightmare with them.
Mike on September 06, 2016:
You may have had a bad experience.
But that's not the true.
Colombian girls are the sweetest women and most of them are really hot and honest as well.
paolo on September 04, 2016:
I absolutely don't recommend starting a flirt with Colombian ladies. They materialist, they are unable to love, they are fake and liers and the only thing they want is money. The only thing they can do well is pretend! They are so selfish and femminist that they are really enable to please the man sexually.
You might think to be in bed with your girlfriend or wife, instead you will be in bed with a not professional Escort. Believe me, better keeping away from them all.
Ramon69476 on July 27, 2016:
What do people think about Europan beautities.
Very different than Irianian or colombian females
Will on July 24, 2016:
Totally agree with the jealousy part.
Mohammadreza on July 13, 2016:
You talk about jealousy. Heh
You haven't met an iranian girl!!!
To me as an iranian these two are the same except colombian girls seem hotter and more friendly
Marcus on July 10, 2016:
Recently broke up with a beautiful Colombian girl (for some of the above reasons). I'd say this article is ON POINT! Don't let a girl push you around just because she is good 'arm candy' to go out with around and show off to your friends.
stemund on June 10, 2016:
hahahah nice post!! good advices :) I am an european dating a colombian girl, and i can say most of it is pretty accurate. Specially the jealous part.... Is easy to get tired of maybe, but im just thinking it means she wants u to herself which is good. And yes, they love to shower and shower hahahah.
Well, but sure she is very charming too :P so this post got that good. So many nice words just by texting.... mi amor, mi vida, mi bebe, mi amor, tq, hermoso, lindo etc. etc. very funny, specially in the start, for a european. I can totally recomend colombian girls, but yes they are super jealous so be prepared for that. Posessive, but im so too a bit as a guy so it works. My advice would be to show her you care about her, and want her as more than a sex partner. Most likely she as a colombian is used to guys not respecting her, treating her badly. So if u treat her well, and act nice and put up with her different moods she will be charmed and u will have a good chance. And dont forget, she will see other girls as rival... But once u have her, she will most likely be faithful and always interested in much contact. She always wants to talk, whatever shes doing. Colombian girls love to talk with their boy or man i think. Before u have got a latina, specially colombian, u dont know what charming girls are....
Rick on May 02, 2016:
I am currently dating a lady from Columbia. I am from the states and totally amazed and overwhelmed by the affection and femininity I havn't seen in years. I just turned 59 and was divorced a long time ago. She is in her late 40's. So I have experience with US women but this is the first time I dated a women from Columbia. I currently live in Panama. Wow this type of feminine charm still exist and she is a professional and never ask me to buy her anything but I do anyway on occasion.
Shadrack2 on January 26, 2016:
Great tips. They're worth trying :)
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on January 16, 2016:
Sometimes they play difficult at first. Be warned, she will play the jealous part hard. Prepare to have every movement controlled, but do not let her from the beginning.
Visitor in Sydney on January 15, 2016:
I'm trying to date one now and what I can say is... Man, she is sooooo hot!
But this site is really helpful!!
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on December 30, 2015:
Awesome website. I will leave a reply there.
Stuart on December 28, 2015:
Great article, I agree Columbian women are some of the most beautiful women out there. I haven't ever dated a Columbian woman before as well as any latino girls but I can say I have dated mostly blondes and they are not that easy to date either haha. But it definitely depends on the girl, I also know of another pretty cool website that has tons of flirting tips for guys. Feel free to check it out if it interests you, Great Article David.
David Trujillo Uribe (author) from Medellin, Colombia on September 16, 2015:
haha! Well yes.
I wrote it mostly for its SEO potential. I know there is a lot of foreign interest out there. Latin women are not easy to date. They are like "black widows", very enticing at first but could mean trouble!
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 15, 2015:
Great hub and very helpful advice. Though I don't intend dating a Colombian woman anytime soon I do agree they are very beautiful. Look how often they make the finals of the Miss Universe contest. That says it all. This was an interesting read David.