Take it slow and you will soon weed out the insincere ones and keep the good ones. If someone checks you out for too long in a bar and dares to say hello, your Argentinian date might just get very angry with them. Keep talking straight and he will either get the hint or leave. Turns out the Argentinians can be worse than the Angelenos. Porteños hold a different attitude toward the spoken word.The local press have been speaking of a ‘big bang’.This is how it works now for clubs who are trying to push their way into the elite, they need somewhere to start from.
Then, at his ten-year college reunion, Dex meets Syd, and the "Tao of Steve" may not be enough to get him what he wants.
Smooth talkers or ‘chamuyeros’ are what we would call players. When charming and innocent foreigners come to town these men will tell them exactly how beautiful they are, how much they adore them and want to be with them, how in love they are and so on and so forth. As in any country you will simply have to be aware of the players.
And whilst Argentinians often get passionate much more quickly than the average American and throw praise around like it was confetti, they don’t necessarily mean it at the same depth as the American guy you’ve dated for two months who finally manages to croak out that he quite likes you.
In his early 30s, the beer-bellied Dex has things figured out.
He's widely read in philosophy, he's studied Steve Mc Queen the prototypical cool American hero, and he's distilled Buddhism and Taoism into three laws that make him a hit with women: don't express desire, do something heroic in front of her, then retreat.
Maybe it’s the tango, the accent, or the hot temper, but there is something to be said about Argentinian men, isn’t there? You might have to repeat the phrase ‘no’ repeatedly if someone isn’t to your liking. This means that some men leave their mother’s nest at the ripe age of thirty.