Rio de Janeiro, summer, sun, wonderful beaches, tiny bathing suits, fit bodies, big smiles and a hell of a temper. That’s idea you might have about Brazilian women, right? Then I must tell you that are wrong. Brazilian women are much more beautiful and complicated than a shallow cliché.
How do I know that? I’ve been living with a Brazilian women for almost 33 years now: my mother. And I must tell you that being an American citizen with a Brazilian mother and a British father is like a PhD course in human relationships. Very few men in this world had the chance to experience the temper of Brazilian women in such deep ways and here is what I learned.
They hate being treated as a cliché
Never forget this! Brazilian women are well aware of their reputation around the globe and they don’t like to be stigmatized. Neither because of their bodies, nor because of their temper. So, if you are interested in Brazilian women, put your prejudices behind.
Brazilian women come in all colors, sizes and shapes
Brazil is one of the biggest countries in the world with more than 200 million people and it is pretty narrow to think that all women are those beautiful mulattas you saw on the beach on your last trip to Rio. Yes, Brazilian women are beautiful. But they can be short Japanese girls (Brazil has one of the biggest Japanese communities in the world), tall blondes (thank the German immigration for that), brunettes, afro-descendants, Indians and so on. So if you like Brazilian women, just do a little research about the real “Brazilian beauty”. You’ll be amazed by how miscegenation can improve the beauty of a country.
Brazilian women are the freaking bosses
I hate to generalize but, from my experience with my mother, ex-girlfriends and friends, Brazilian women are usually the “commander-in-chief” of their families. They work hard during the days, take care of the house, the kids, the money and whatever comes their way. Talk about multitasking! Some might think they’re bossy, but it’s just their way of showing love and fighting a quite a sexist society.
Marriage is an important thing
In Brazil, marriage is still really important and some people do treat it as a life accomplishment (and I inherited it!). That can be really confusing for people from countries where marriage isn’t important at all. So, if you are in a relationship with a Brazilian or if you are looking for a Brazilian partner, expect to deal with it at some point. My father was skeptical with the whole marriage thing at first, but decades later he still thinks it was the best decision of his life.
Any other half-Brazilians out there who want to join the conversation and give any other insights? Please leave your comment below!