Dating Brazilian Men

By on March 29, 2015

As stereotypical as it can seem to say that a certain nationality is a certain way when it comes to dating, there are definite cultural differences. And when it comes to the Brazilian men they are known for being good looking, physically fit and extremely passionate. Read on fi you find yourself attracted to Brazilian men…

Hello, Let’s Kiss

Dating Brazilian men

Brazilian men have no qualms about approaching a woman whom they find attractive. In fact, they go up to almost any woman who catches their eye. They will start talking to you and paying you attention physically by touching you and kissing your cheeks. After a while, maybe as little as five minutes they will try to kiss you on the lips.

Of course, not all Brazilian men are that forward, especially not if they are living abroad and know that the speed of getting to the first kiss is a bit slower, but expect that a Brazilian man who is interested in you will try to make out with you sooner rather than later.


Brazilian men will compliment you like there’s no tomorrow – anything they see that they like about you, they will tell you about. Presumably that will be a lot of compliments as there’s a reason why they are dating you!

Bear in mind though that Brazilian men will compliment you from the day they met you, so whilst some compliments may be extremely sincere if they’ve known you for a long time, many compliments only tell you what they like in the moment.

In other words: Brazilian men love women and they will show the women just how much they appreciate them, from the moment they lay eyes on them!

Dating Exclusively

If you meet a Brazilian man who wants to flirt with you and showers you in compliments at a bar, it doesn’t mean you’ll ever see him again. Only when a Brazilian man tell you that you are exclusive or boyfriend girlfriend (namorar), which often happens relatively fast, will you know he has some more serious intent with you.

The Brazilian dating culture is different from the American one in that most Brazilians decide to become exclusive right off the bat. It takes them a week to figure out if they have worthwhile chemistry with a person and from then on they will be exclusive with them. That, on the other hand does not mean they are looking for a super serious relationship. Some want fun forever, some want fun right now.



Fidelity on the whole is less strict than in America, but this is of course individual too. There are people who see faithfulness different in every town. If you expect your man to always be faithful, you will have to discuss that to make sure you are on the same page.

As the story goes – love is one thing, fidelity another.


Whilst Brazilian men aren’t always faithful, they are usually very possessive of their women. If other men try to flirt with them in front of them, they do not take it lightly.

Going Out Together

If you are a couple in Brazil you tend to attend most social functions together. It’s rare for men and women to go out by themselves with friends once they are an item. Brazilian men love flirting with women so if a woman shows up alone, they will do so. Your boyfriend, as a result, won’t like the idea of you going alone to social events. If you go by yourself somewhere it’s often seen as a sign that your relationship is a bit rocky.


Brazilians are often close with their families and will introduce you to them right off the bat. Being introduced to someone’s family doesn’t mean they want to marry you – it’s no different to them than introducing you to friends. Or well, their relationship with their family may be different from that to their friends, but they don’t see it as a serious business introducing you to their family. They simply want to share that part of their life with you as it is a big part of their life.

Living at Home

Whilst it’s not true of all Brazilian men, many live at home till the age they get married, not least because the salary you first earn when you start working doesn’t pay the bills. So be prepared to date someone who hasn’t yet learnt how to fold their own laundry… But don’t worry – there’s an exception to every rule…

They Show Affection

Public displays of affection are not unusual in Brazil. It’s a culture where people touch each other much more so than in America. So be prepared for a man who will cuddle and kiss you in public!

1507760_10152392614860079_8379465670289960282_n copy 2By Maria Montgomery – Maria is a freelance writer, director and social entrepreneur. She’s also the spokesperson for The Little Angels Community Center and an avid blogger. You can find her somewhere between Cape Town, London and L.A., where you will most likely find her in the hills, looking out over the city she loves. @OhMyMontgomery


  1. Kelly Stewart

    November 7, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I waa recently asked out by a Brazilian at my church and he made it very clear that he was down for me. Out first “hangout” was tough for me because Im not uses to affection that early or that much so I waa really upset. I told him I don’t see this working out because I was so freaked out about it but he said he was really sorry and wanted a second chance. We then spoke on the phone and had really great conversations and his values matched mine. He has an 8 year old son and hasn’t dating anyone seriously since before his child was born due to some personal things and things just not working out. We hung out again and he was still affectionate but it didnt bother me so much. He holds my hand, kisses it, kisses on the cheek, and always wants to to kiss him. He wants me to be his and he also said he loved me when leaving which shocked me but after reading this article along with some others Im finally starting to understand the affection. Glad I read this.

    • web admin

      web admin

      November 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experiences, insights, and positive thoughts. We always appreciate such views and ideas as they will help other people in the future. Feel free to share more in the future. Have a great day, Kelly!

  2. Rodrigo

    November 18, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I agree with Giancarlos Lemos. There are many exceptions. And it depends on the men’s age.

    In general, teenagers and young people up to 24 or 25 years tend to have a life less committed to serious relationships. But after 24 or 25 years it is not as common, except for one who does not want to date.

    • web admin

      web admin

      November 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      That sounds like good advice. Thank you for your personal insight, Rodrigo. Thanks for commenting–I am sure that our other readers will appreciate it. Thanks for commenting, Rodrigo!

  3. Aimee

    October 8, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I recently started dating a Brazilian man that I met online. We’ve been talking for about a month and a half and have only been on one date. Sometimes I don’t hear from him for days. But when I do, I get sucked right back in. There are a lot of very mixed messages, but I am trying to just go with the flow. Hard to tell if it’s headed anywhere.

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 10, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Go ahead and meet up with him to see where things are going. A lot of people get advice from their friends or online that makes them send mixed messages–recently, one of our readers wanted to know if it was okay to text within a week after a date because he heard that you were not supposed to. Go ahead and meet up with him and go on another date. You will have a better reading of his attitude in person, and you will be able to figure out what it is that he wants. If it turns out he is not really interested and just wants a fling, you can always leave.

    • michelle

      October 21, 2015 at 6:32 am

      a lot of Brazilian men I know like to date multiple girls at the same time at times cheat. well any man can, but my family is from brazil and all my brothers date a lot a of different girls on line, telling them all the same thing, its a game for them

      • web admin

        web admin

        October 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm

        Oh, that’s no good. 🙁 Thank you for the personal insight though!

  4. Giancarlo Lemos

    October 6, 2015 at 12:30 am

    well, this what you have experienced was positive or negative with Brazilian men? cause there are many exceptions like me haha

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      What is your personal experience with Brazilian men? Have you had a mostly positive or negative experience? (Or rather, have you been a mostly positive or negative experience? 😉 )

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