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


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    March 20, 2020 at 12:09 am

    I met a Brazilian guy online in Jan when he was doing business in China. He was a devoted Christian; he doesn’t drink, dance, or like soccer. All his mind is about his work. We have chatted for 2 weeks, before we had our first date. He showed his affection and complimented me a lot. Suddenly, he had to go back to Brazil the next week because of the COVID19. The 2nd time we met was in the airport. We kissed and cuddled as he sent our picture to his mother. After he was home, he still texted me and said he liked me very much. So we agreed to try on a long-distance relationship, hoping that he could come back to my city a few months later.

    We were very sweet at the beginning. He texted me everyday and saying sweet things. However, I feel that he started to become distant in the past 2 weeks. He texted me less and our conversation was short. He did not call me Honey any more. When I asked him how he has been doing, he said he was working hard for his business.

    He texted me last Friday asking after my family. Then this Monday (17/3) he just said good morning and when I replied “How are you?” an hour later, he said nothing. I know he is under a lot of stress from his work now. But we have not talked to each other since then (for 5 days now).

    What should I do now? Should I text him or wait until he texts me?
    I know some Brazilian friends and they told me Brazilian ladies will give him a push in this situation. I also don’t want to be needy or give him extra stress.

    I am not sure if this is the cultural difference?
    Please give me some advice.

    • web admin

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      March 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      It’s been a few days since Monday, so I think it would be fine to reach out now. You might seem needy if you text him multiple times a day because he doesn’t respond, but texting him four or five days later seems fairly safe. Considering how crazy everything in the world is right now and how busy he is for work, it seems entirely possible that he just became busy and forgot to text back. I would go ahead and text him just to see how things are doing now. Good luck!

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    October 7, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Aw c’mon I’m feeling down with so much negative comments. I don’t know if these woman blame the Brazilian culture for the things that they’ve seen, but I can say one thing, south Brazil is one thing, southeast Brazil is another. And it goes like that for the whole country because we are continental, I can assure you there’s lots of differences.

    I live in sao paulo (southeast), i hate the over sexualized culture in this country, I hate carnaval and soccer, I don’t know how to dance, I hate how even woman from this country are prone to bretray you (like many woman said their men did), I want to be in a relationship, I hate having sex just for the sake of it… But I do love to cook Brazilian food (which btw there’s nothing in the world that compares, is like a junction of all good the world has to offer, I’m not exaggerating, every grandma is a Master chef in brazil), I love to show caring and compassion, I love to express myself artistically and I needed to say these things because it seems like woman are dating the dicks and I’m more like the leftover, the exception… Even Brazilian woman can recognize these guys amongst the crowd but Brazilians are good in speech, I do have to say that. It’s not news that foreigner girls got tricked

    To be honest, I think that my flaws would be patience (I am like the embodiment of Sao Paulo, I want things ‘for yesterday’s as we say round here, quick and done as soon as possible), I’m lazy when I get home, i don’t like to spend money (not that I have a lot to spend anyway third world country problems), I’m cold and keep others out of my world, and I think that’s it, as far as I can remember. Oh and I have a memory as big as an ant

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. It is important to hear the supportive comments of all members of our community. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future.

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    September 6, 2019 at 5:44 am

    im i met this Brazilian handsome guy on facebook from UK ,i accepted his request,and he asked my whatsapp number and started chatting ,all was on the moon every thing seem going fine until one day he said he has the suprising gift that he want to give,so askeD my address and i gave him,so the following day i had a phone call with the cellnumber not on landline that my del was they needed me to pay R2500 For it as in $168,i became suspicious also the the private acc num that they gave me.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 6, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      It seems that this person was attempting to scam you. Thank you for sharing your supportive comment. It is certain that your experiences and insights will support other members of our community. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Nomsa!

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