Published On: Tue, Dec 30th, 2014


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The following is an article by Trisha Velarmino, a writer, blogger and world traveler from the Philippines who dated a Mexican man for 12 months and wants to share her experience with our readers.

Ladies, take it from me. They will steal your heart. They will own it. They will take your breath away. They will turn your round iris into heart shapes. They will make your knees tremble.  And once you go Mex, you can never go Ex.

My first love was Gael Garcia-Bernal with his powerful portrayal of Che Guevara in the Motorcycle Diaries movie. He was one of my inspirations in traveling South America.

I’d be like, “Gael is Mexican? Okay, I am officially naming my first son after him.’ This guy is the love of my life! When I was 16, I had no idea about what Mexicans are all about.

At the time, my country (the Philippines) have adapted a lot of “telenovelas” from Mexico and I only relied on Thalia’s Fernando Jose as an icon on the undying Maria Mercedes series.

Then came Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) from Prison Break. While everyone had the hots for the unbelievably stunning Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), I appreciated Sucre’s mexicanism more.

The way he loved Maricruz in those final episodes (she was pregnant, if you remember) made me think that “one day, I will have my own papi too.” And I did. Twice. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who made me believe in the goodness of men.

I wasn’t deeply inlove with these dudes to be honest, but their unique ways are not too easy to forget. Additionally, after 10 years since I first saw Sucre, I found out that he’s Puerto Rican. Grrr, I knew it!!! So anyways, here’s my list of the 10 reasons why you shouldn’t date a Mexican. Do you agree?


Don’t date a Mexican #01: You will get addicted to those guacamole dips they make everyday

Onions, tomatoes, lemon, a guacamole and it’s seed — that’s the perfect recipe for a cabron’s daily nutritional need. It may look like they’re just randomly mixing stuff in a bowl but in reality, they are really brewing perfection. I tried to do this myself but it’s never the same. And when you try to ask for the recipe, they don’t have it. It’s just a natural talent. Why they include the guacamole’s seed is another mystery.

Don’t date a Mexican #02: You will long for their warm hugs and then some

Actually, it’s hot. As hot as the strongest ‘hot sauce’ there is. That generous-no-bars-held kind of hug. Think of it as a bear taking control of your body (but remember, biting is only allowed if you agree to it)! You will want to hug them even if it’s 39 freaking degrees outside which is not that uncommon since in most areas of Mexico it’s always either spring or summer.

Don’t date a Mexican #03: Because they can cook very well

“Dinner tonight? Your place or mine?” Seriously, when they say this, they are not trying to get into your pants (at least not the first time even though it happens). They ask this because they prefer to cook than eat out (and not only because of the money). They always want to know what’s in the food they eat. I mean come on, a good-looking man who can cook while a Mexican song is blaring on the radio sounds like a dream come true. Come on! Give me a break! That’s too cute.

Don’t date a Mexican #04: You will hate how they look at you will all the love in their eyes

These creatures are the most genuine people on earth. Sometimes, I come to think, “do Mexican men ever lie to women?” Their facial expressions are so real you won’t see any negativity. Just pure love.

However, be warned that Mexicans are naturally good at exaggerating the truth but don’t blame them, it’s just part of their funny banter and sense of humor instead of being an attempt to mislead people. For example, did you know that Raphael is currently traveling in Europe with a second hand Air Force Pilot jacket? I couldn’t believe some of the tales he told me about how people randomly stop him on the street hahaha! I mean, who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

Don’t date a Mexican #05: You’ll find it hard to laugh at other men’s jokes

Mexican men are very funny without even trying. Jokes are randomly thrown and it will make you laugh your heart out. No dull moments. Never.

It’s especially hilarious when they try to imitate a foreign accent. Hearing a Mexican trying to speak with an Indian accent is probably one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard. How come that thing hasn’t gone viral on Youtube yet?

Don’t date a Mexican #06: Because they are brutally honest

There are no shortcuts. No gray area. Everything’s straight to the point. It’s either swipe right or left on Tinder. There’s no “swipe center!” The answer will always be a yes or a no. “Maybe” doesn’t exist. It’s “I like you” or “I don’t like you.” And yes, asking a Mexican man if you look fat in that dress will always end in a Greek tragedy. Get it?

Don’t date a Mexican #07: You will always remember them whenever you see a bottle of hot sauce

When I came to Argentina, I started eating Doritos with a power hot sauce all over it and my friends were like, “Doritos with hot sauce? Who does that?!” I smiled and whispered to myself, “the Mexicans.” A bottle of hot sauce will always serve as their icon.

Don’t date a Mexican #08:You will never forget their Spanish phrases. Even if you don’t speak Spanish

Although most of them are fluent in English, they have the habit of randomly murmuring in Spanish while looking at you, watching you sleep. You might not understand it but I am sure you will get to memorize the exact words because it reflects sincerity. They can even say a bad word and it will sound good to you. Cabrón! Pinche Wey! Pendejo! or even Pelaná!

Don’t date a Mexican #09: Because they take selfies with you

Though they don’t always agree with the amount of selfies you have on Instagram, they will always say “yes” when you want to take one. All you have to do is ask nicely. Selfies don’t make them feel emasculated and that’s one quality of a real man.

They don’t have their balls over their head. And yes, have you read this awesome article about how to take the perfect travel selfie? Selfies are awesome yo!

Don’t date a Mexican #10: You will love them forever. I mean forever

… and you will never want anyone else. It will be difficult for you to date someone else. You will always compare. But let me tell you that it never ends bad with Mexicans — ending a relationship with them is always a good note, regardless of what you’ve been through. They will treat you the same and that will make it harder for you to forget them. You might even be forced to tell them, “please, don’t be too nice. I am trying to move forward.”

They will obey by letting you be and not talking to you. But they will stay just the same. You will always be that special girl in their life. Which gets me to thinking, if they dated 10 girls, that means they have 10 special girls? Possibly. Mexicans are so full of love, they are always willing to share it.


Trisha Velarmino is a road scholar who loves learning languages, burgers, cats, football, hot sauce and coffee. She is the author of the travel blog, P.S. I’m On My Way where she writes about her long-term travel adventures, volunteering, learning languages and encouraging women to travel solo.

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Trisha Valermino Writer and World Traveler

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  1. Maribel says:

    Lol the avocado seed in the guacamole is so that the mix lasts longer without turning brown 🙂

  2. lorena says:

    And do noy forget they smell so good, men lotion every day! Good tip for all man who wants to delight a woman…

  3. Charly says:

    Claro asi somos los Mexicanos de lindos y por supuesto que sabemos cocinar 🙂

  4. Paco says:

    As a mexican guy I am delighted to read this 🙂

    Just two things:
    Mexican are generally friendly and open, but not that direct. I always find excuses and permissions they give themselves to avoid a straight answer.

    And also, Mexican are really diverse, get the opportunitty to know mexican from the north, center and south, strong differences arise and are beginning to be noticed. And also, mexican american are really different from us. This is just to say that it is extremely unnacurate to think in just one type of mexican. But I guess that applies to other nationalities as well…

    • Alex says:

      ill explain the differences really quick.

      From the center. They think they are the shit (spoiler alert, they arent). Nobody likes them.

      The North. Its the most industrialized part in the country, so they (we because i am from the north) are the “elitist”. We are more or less fine with folks from the south, those guys work (but drink like its no tomorrow), hate to the bones to the ones on the center, its almost genetical.

      The south, most live in the fields, very honest and simple persons, most of the time lacking a bit in education.

  5. Alejandro Flores says:

    The Mexican men are very special.
    Nada en el mundo refleja más su idiosincrasia que la celebre frase:
    Puto el que lo leea!

  6. Jessica says:

    Alex, the only reason the North has been getting up to date is because of all the illegals and citizens sending money back to the North. You need all of them to send money because y’all can’t do it on your own in Mexico. Those from the South are the most pleasant, great food, great views. The Center from the time of the Aztecs were hated by those around them. Greatness and ingenuity, like NYC. If you can make it there you can make it anywhere. The North, not much to see and as for elitist I hardly think they have reached that level. We make something out of nothing just see how the Center has prospered and continues.

    • Vamp says:

      you can’t say people from the North are so and so, and from the south are so and so. I grew up in Monterrey and I met people from all over the country when I was in college and they are all great people. There are good and bad people everywhere!!

    • Jorge says:

      The only reason the center has prospered and continous it is because is the capital city of the country and dont tell me that there are not people from the north and from the south working in big companies and government on prestigous job possitions. And also Mexico City has 20 millions habitants more than twice of the next most populated city in the. country

  7. Vamp says:

    Deary, the Sucre guy is from Puerto Rico, 🙂 and yes you got one of the good mexicans, but not all of them are likeeeeeee that.
    Some are as good, some not so much, andd some are completely the opposite 🙂
    and yes, I’m Mexican and from the North, and there are good guys and bad guys all over the country 😉

  8. Lea says:

    Thank you for writting such a true article!! I feel the same way ! I could have written it!!
    I have been stuck on m mexican dude for 4 years.. still stuck on probably forever but it was a HUGE MISTAKE
    thanks for writting the words out of my mouth!

  9. Drew says:

    I wanna say that for the record, I don’t see why these are reasons not to date a Mexican Man. To me these are good qualities which have some truth to them because I myself have Mexican blood in me(I’m a bit of a mix of other cultures but I am still about 70% Mexican)and actually perform some(not all so good luck guessing which don’t apply) of these actions myself. However this doesn’t apply to every Mexican man. Maybe to a certain extent but in no way factual. I just simple want to know wrongs with a little diversity?

  10. alexia says:

    really thats rude to mexicans its not funny well some of its true but u try living for whole life in a mexican family then you would see

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