In the US, we even have a word for discussing the relationship status, since people normally date more than one person at once – DTR or Define The Relationship.While it’s nice that there is less confusion on the dating front in Brazil, it definitely makes it harder to take many of the relationships seriously when everyone just jumps into them so quickly – and it likely explains the high prevalence of cheating!And personally, there is no greater turn-off to me than a guy who is always And vice versa. He definitely seemed like a player and it was clear that he had ulterior motives so I didn’t take him seriously when he asked me that.
But Brazilian men do not like to watch their ladies being hit on.If another guy touched me when I was with him (Brazilians are super touchy-feely!2) Brazilians tend to be very into the Facebook relationship I have never been a fan of being “in a relationship” on Facebook.Since being in Brazil, I have gotten more used to it, since everyone seems to do it, but it just has always seemed so cheesy and high-schoolish to me.In the US, the Facebook relationship status is not taken so seriously.
But in Brazil, it seems that is in a Facebook relationship if they are in a relationship with someone – my ex-boyfriend said that his friends thought I had something to hide simply because I didn’t want to announce my relationship status on Facebook (in the end, I succumbed).
But why should I have to let the entire Facebook world know who I am dating?
3) Many people get into relationships (start to “namorar”) very quickly Here, people tend to (become boyfriend-girlfriend) after a very short time – there is even a word for this in Portuguese because it happens so frequently!
From my experience, many Brazilians tend to throw around the word “namorar”, not holding much meaning to it.
My ex-boyfriend and I only waited 10 days after meeting to become an official couple – and I remember he said that was a long time for him (he was trying to be patient because I’m American).
And sad, as well, that people feel such a compulsion to be in relationships here.