Guest Post: Winter Date-Cation Tips: Love, Liquor, and Latin Men

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Winter Date-Cation Tips: Love, Liquor, and Latin Men

By: Miranda Santiago

At the beginning of almost every new year it seems that my girlfriends become convinced they need to fly south to Latin America for the rest of the winter.
Okay, maybe not for the rest of the winter, but at least for a good week. Why wouldn’t they? It’s warm, it’s fun, and all the yummy Latin men with no shirts and six-pack abs make it pretty appealing too. That’s one of my favorite parts of them coming back—hearing about the guys that they meet, the sweet nothings they whisper, and the… well, you get where this is going. I’m sure that my girlies aren’t the only ones that are going to be involved in migratory mating rituals pretty soon, so I’ve decided to share some of their tips so that everybody can enjoy a safe, fun, and sexy date-cation.

Be Positive

I can back this one up. As a dating advice specialist I always tell people that they need to be positive—positivity attracts positivity! It should be an inherent part of your vacation that you are walking around smiling everywhere, because you’re on vacation. However, if that isn’t enough for you, remember to smile because, just like women don’t want to approach a scowling, mean-looking man, men won’t want to approach a scowling, mean-looking you.

Try New Things

When you’re on vacation, it is always a MUST to try new things. Step outside of your comfort zone and give in to the temptation of unfamiliar encounters. If that means rock-climbing a little bit, go rock climbing. If it means going to a flamenco club and dancing to faster-paced Latin music instead of hip-hop, do it! And of course, if it means trying something new in the bedroom, have an open mind. You never know… you might like what you experience!


As a continuation of the above, be safe about what you do. You definitely want to be adventurous and try new things, but unless you want to end up another international statistic that could have been prevented, take caution. Watch how much you drink, and ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOUR DRINK IS COMING FROM. Don’t accept drinks from anybody you don’t know, even if he is the hottest Latin hunk you’ve ever seen. I had a girlfriend get drugged in South America and so much could have gone wrong if we weren’t there to help her. It’s always a good idea to bring a couple lady friends with you on these trips, if not for safety, then at least for advice.

Use Protection

At some point, after gazing at all of these hot, sweaty Latin men for awhile, it’s only natural that you’re probably going to want to take one back to your room with you (or skip the room entirely and get down to business in some exotic location!). If you are planning on hooking up while on your date-cation, it is non-negotiable that you bring protection or have quick access to it. This is not only to protect against unwanted pregnancies, but also against unwanted disease. It’s always good to bring home souvenirs, unless those souvenirs are unwanted sexually transmitted infections.

Be Realistic

Last but not least, recognize what it is for what it is. You are on vacation. You are not there to pick up Latin men and bring them home. You’re not there to blow all your money or be anybody’s sugar-mama. You’re not there to become somebody’s ride back to the United States. Don’t get attached to anybody that you might share a meaningful connection with, and always be realistic. You might not be able to take your Latin lover home with you, but you will always have the memory of a good time to call back on.

About the Author:

Miranda Santiago is a psychology major and freelance writer.  She enjoys writing about dating topics, appealing specifically to relationships involving Latin women. Apart from writing, Miranda enjoys windsurfing, playing the piano and cheering on her favorite baseball teams. Miranda can be reached on Twitter at @MirSantiago33.

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Posted on January 2, 2013, in Guest Posts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks


  2. Very good information. Lucky me I found your blog by accident
    (stumbleupon). I’ve book-marked it for later!


  3. Hey Miranda, wanna go out on a date?


  4. I think I will need to see first hand how good you are at dating 😉


  5. Miranda- I like thinking of you as a blond Finnish guy in a fanciful ear-flap hat but still an exotic, seductive Latin woman. Are you into that? Have you ever dated a guy from an agricultural western state? Would you like to? Get in touch, Miranda. It was meant. to. be.


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