Back in February, my friend Kyle posted the most offensive blog I’ve read thus far this year!
Pretty much at ANY moment the “true colors” of Chilean men will come out and WHAM, SLAP, BAM! (If you aren’t appalled, step away from the computer and away from my blog.) In 8 days I’m going to be married and as I’m writing my vows (or attempting to do so because I’m failing miserably) every so often I’ve remembered this particular blog entry and now I’m seriously thinking of each and every Chilean man I’ve met who has married a non-Chilean woman – my own Chilean man as well – and what motivates them to marry us or have a serious relationship with us.
And as far as I can tell, neither the man nor the woman in each scenario is anything less than awesome in their own right.
I’ll speak of the women first since as a woman, I’ve got more material.
To begin with, I don’t know a single non-Chilean woman who lives here that has come “running” from her home country in order to desperately find love here in Chile.
Having made the move from the US to Chile less than a year ago, I can attest that there is no such thing as merely “running to” Chile.
It’s not easy for us here, even if we have found love!Some American women I’ve met don’t even speak Spanish fluently yet they still manage to make their lives as best they can here.These type of women, in general, are not those who run away from something but in my opinion, run towards something!In my own experience I believe that the women I’ve met here, myself included, are courageous women who have their head on straight and who know what they want and who go after it.We’re not the kind of women who sit around and cry “woe is me” about having a long distance love, but who pick up and go to see where destiny and fate take us.Further, many of these women initially came to Chile on study abroad programs when they were very, very young – even before love was ever an option in Chile!