Out of all the continents that I’ve ever been to South America is the only one that left a special place in my heart, and for a good reason.
If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Ecuadorian men compare in all categories.
This teeming well of interesting culture and even more interesting people is bound to make you want to come back, or even stay.
Specifically, for me, the place that I have the most feelings about is Ecuador, where the weather is hot, and the handsome Ecuadorian men are even hotter.
Are you wondering what are Ecuadorian men like?
Don’t worry, because I’m here to teach you more about international dating and to break some Ecuadorian men stereotypes.
What are Ecuadorian Men Like?
Short answer – they’re passionate!
But that’s not enough to know about a man if you want a good relationship with him!
Everybody knows that there’s more to a successful relationship than just pure passion.
So I decided to let you in on some info that I gathered over my time in Ecuador.
Of course, not all Ecuadorian guys will fit into this description, but this is still what most of them are like.
In my opinion, typical Ecuadorian men look beautiful. Where do I even begin?
The first thing that you’ll notice when you look at their face is their extremely expressive and passionate eyes.
Most Ecuadorian people, in general, have brown eyes and having light-colored eyes is very rare. Needless to say, people of Scandinavian or Russian origin are sure to stand out in the crowd when they go to Ecuador.
However, looking into this chocolate abyss is sure to keep you interested regardless.
When it comes to their face, I can confidently say that it’s a beauty to gaze upon.
Most of them have a chiseled bone structure, thanks to their indigenous origins. In case you didn’t know, most Ecuadorian people descend from Spanish colonialists and indigenous people of South America.
Typical Ecuadorian guys have tanned skin and dark hair, just like most of the people from neighboring countries.
However, there’s one thing that they would have to lose points for.
It’s their height.
Ecuadorian males have an average height of 5 feet 4.25 inches (or 164cm), making them one of the shortest guys in the world.
This might be a con for American women looking for Ecuadorian men, but most of them are considered tall on the home turf because the average height for women is even lower.
Speaking of their bodies, most of them are very fit and care about the way that they look.
Honestly, I can’t really call Ecuadorian men stylish.
Yeah, they care about the way that they look and their fashion choices aren’t that bad, but they tend to wear a lot of obviously fake fashion pieces that honestly don’t fit well with anything.
Besides that, these hot Ecuadorian men also like wearing colorful and eye-catching clothing.
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the important physical trait ratings for Ecuadorian men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Ecuadorian men we see on Tinder. We call it the 1,000 Tinder swipe rating. It is extremely accurate and gives a very good overall picture of the single men and how attractive they are.
This is how it works.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Ecuador and took note of how many handsome men there are. We jotted down how many 8’s, 9’s and 10’s there are based on their profile pictures. Here is a quick breakdown.
- 0-100 is poor
- 100-200 is OK
- 200-300 is Good
- 300 – 400 Is Incredible
- 400 + is Mindblowing (There are only a few of these)
With a Tinder Plus subscription, you can teleport to anywhere in the world and swipe for yourself. Find out more below In the section about how to meet Ecuadorian men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
Character Traits of Ecuadorian Men
But, something more important than their looks and style is their character, because that’s what matters in a relationship.
So, what are Ecuadorian guys like in relationships?
1. Gentleman Rating
When it comes to acting like gentlemen, Ecuadorian men fall short.
Well, some of them could still be normal and I might give them the benefit of the doubt, but based on my experience I’ll have to disagree.
The one thing that you’re bound to experience when visiting Ecuador is the incessant amount of unneeded catcalls.
Seriously, who raised these guys? Do they think that this is something that girls will fall for?
It’s not tasteful, and it will not make women want to get anywhere near you.
I get that this is a problem everywhere, but there just seems to be too many guys like this in Ecuador.
Not only are there plenty of hot Ecuadorian guys, but they also know who they are and what they want.
They’re assertive and straightforward, and their pride is everything.
However, they might be too prideful.
There’s a lot of pressure on these guys to be macho, but there are some aspects of machismo that I couldn’t get behind, which I’ll get into more detail later on.
The one thing that you can count on when dating an Ecuadorian guy is his honesty.
Seriously, these guys are extremely sincere under all the bravado, and they won’t lie to you.
If you think they like you, you’ll know that they do simply because they’re going to tell you.
These guys value honesty and they are straightforward, both when it comes to their initial advancements and their relationships.
And let’s be honest here, we all want an honest guy!
However, there seem to be some limits to their honesty.
Single Ecuadorian men tend to flirt with however they want to, but the problem is that even the ones that are not single tend to do the same thing.
Cheers to the ones who are loyal, but from what I gathered there’s not many of them.
This is also one of the problems that come with machismo.
Well, at least they’ll be honest about it.
5. How protective are they?
Dating Ecuadorian guys might seem like a dream come true when it comes to their protectiveness.
So don’t worry, your Ecuadorian boyfriend will protect you no matter what.
However, a huge chunk of that protectiveness comes from their jealousy, which is weird because they’re usually the ones who act problematic.
They get jealous very easily, but I have a theory that they’re just projecting.
Other than that, they will take care of you like no other.
6. Are they resourceful?
While they might not be that resourceful when it comes to finances, Ecuadorian guys are especially great to have around the house.
The one aspect of machismo that I like is that it teaches them to be the kind of guy who can fix anything in his house and who doesn’t have to rely on others to do that.
They also aren’t that spoiled when it comes to making food, so you might land yourself an awesome cook while you’re there.
From constant catcalling to their emotional immaturity, Ecuadorian guys aren’t the experts in this area.
Dating Ecuadorian men is a gamble because you never know if you’re going to end up with a normal guy or an obnoxious man-child.
I mean, seriously, how can a guy who considers catcalling to be a fun activity to do with his friends be on any higher level of maturity?
I know that I mentioned machismo a million times already, but this is another important aspect of it.
Sexy Ecuadorian men know that they are sexy, and the ones that aren’t also know that they actually are, proving once again that it’s all a matter of perspective.
Now honestly, some of them might be too full of themselves, especially Ecuadorian men in bed, but most of them have a good reason for it.
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
Ecuadorians are arguably one of the friendliest people that I have ever met.
Now, that could be because they’re especially friendly to foreigners for some reason, but I think that it’s not only that.
They just have that “host” mentality and they love meeting new people, so international dating won’t be a problem at all!
There are so many tourist attraction sites like Galápagos Islands and Podocarpus National Park in Ecuador that you can visit to make your stay worth it.
Ecuadorian men are friendly so finding a man to hold your hand and make you feel your vacation will not be probelm.
Read further to learn more about these awesome men.
Pros and Cons of Dating an Ecuadorian Man:
What are Ecuadorian men like in relationships?
Well, as with anyone, there are some pros and cons when it comes to dating Ecuadorian men.
I have some of them listed here, and chances are that you’ll know what I’m talking about as soon as you meet Ecuadorian men.
1. They are passionate
I mentioned this at the beginning of this article, but if I could sum up Ecuadorian men in just one adjective it would be “passionate”.
This is something that could describe them in every situation: from the streets and flirting, to Ecuadorian guys in bed.
Latino people, in general, have sensuality and passion coursing through their veins, and Ecuadorian guys are no exception.
The warm climate means that the people are also warm and welcoming, in any way possible.
2. Being straightforward is their strong suit
As I said before, if an Ecuadorian guy likes you, you’re going to know it right away.
And this goes for all of their feelings too. Even though they are emotionally immature and don’t seem to be able to process their emotions the right way, at least they are going to tell you exactly what it is that’s bothering them.
All in all, dating an Ecuadorian man means that you’ll never be left guessing.
3. Enjoying the beautiful culture
Ecuador is a country filled with handsome Ecuadorian guys and beautiful culture.
That being said, one of the biggest pros when it comes to dating an Ecuadorian guy is that you get to enjoy their culture in all its glory.
And that includes all of it! From the food rich with rice to drinking instant coffee late at night, all of these things are what make Ecuadorian people what they are.
1. They are emotionally immature
If you find an Ecuadorian guy who knows how to process his emotions, let me know where you found him. Also, congrats.
That being said, don’t get me wrong. Ecuadorian guys can get emotional and they tend to wear their hearts on their sleeves. And as I said before, you’ll know exactly how they feel because they’ll be the ones who’ll tell you.
However, not only are they emotionally immature, they’re immature in almost every other aspect of life.
Men acting manly and macho isn’t a problem in on itself, but the fact that most Ecuadorian guys seem to think that being macho also involves being disrespectful toward women is kind of problematic.
It seems like machismo is something that only makes other men respect them, and I think that it can mess with them emotionally and mentally.
Machismo is essentially problematic and if you find a guy who isn’t affected by it you can consider yourself to be lucky.
3. They’re flirtatious
Ecuadorian guys will flirt with women whether they’re single or not, and you can call me crazy all you want but I don’t consider that to be a good thing.
This is one of the Ecuadorian guy stereotypes that is true.
This is why you should also always check if the guy that you’re flirting with is married because that seems to be a reoccurring theme.
And once again, if you find a guy who isn’t like this, keep him!
How to meet Ecuadorian Men
Now that we all about what are Ecuadorian guys like, we can get straight to the action.
Truthfully, the best way to easily meet Ecuadorian guys is to get out of the house. Chances are that they’ll come flocking right away and this is something that fits the Ecuadorian dating culture more.
However, if you’re wondering how to meet Ecuadorian men without bothering with all the direct social interaction, you can also meet some sexy Ecuadorian guys by using dating sites that are popular in this country.
And one of the best dating sites that you can access if you’re wondering where to meet Ecuadorian men has to be Latin American Cupid.
This is one of the oldest and most famous dating sites that people use in Ecuador. It’s filled with plenty of active profiles so you won’t have to worry about potentially finding the love of your life there.
Setting up your profile on this dating site is easy.
The first thing that you have to do is just give some basic information like your name, gender, age, and email address.
Also, if you don’t want to all of this you can just connect your Facebook account and all the information that you have on it will automatically be transferred to your Latin American Cupid account.
There are also some other things on your profile that you can fill out to make it more realistic, and this is something that I advise you to do for sure.
Everything from your picture to your bio is important when it comes to online dating. You have to show yourself in the best possible light.
Of course, online dating isn’t easy and you’ll have to put in some time and patience if you want results.
One of the biggest tips that I have for you before you begin is to always be wary of fake dating profiles! There are a lot of people trying to use or catfish others, and you don’t want to be their victim.
However, using this website isn’t free. You’ll have to choose to pay for either the Gold or the Platinum membership if you want to get in touch with people and message whoever you want to.
Honestly, I think that it will pay off! You just have to give it time and put yourself out there if you want to meet some single Ecuadorian guys.
Dating sites do make international dating way easier than we ever thought was possible!
Now that you know where to meet Ecuadorian guys, it’s time to learn how to keep them.
I have some Ecuadorian guy dating tips for you that you can use if you want to completely win over your new crush.
How to Conquer an Ecuadorian Man’s Heart
Well, now you know how to meet an Ecuadorian guy. But how do you make him fall in love with you?
Here are some of my best tips for dating an Ecuadorian man!
1. Maintain eye contact
This might not seem like the easiest one for those of us who are shy, but I have to admit that it’s probably the most effective way to get an Ecuadorian man’s attention, at least in the beginning.
There’s something extremely sensual and passionate about looking somebody in the eyes without breaking that contact away shamefully.
In all honesty, it can feel like you’re using telepathy and transferring all of your thoughts and feelings right into that person’s brain.
And this is something that Ecuadorian men respect.
As I mentioned above, they’re honest and straightforward, and it would be refreshing for them if you were the same.
Just look him in the eyes and be honest at all times if you want this man to fall in love with you.
2. Show him that you’re only his
Flirting with your man is something that you should do through the whole relationship, no matter how long you guys have been together, to ensure that the flame of passion is still burning bright.
This is just a way to show him that you’re still in love with him and that you still care, and it’s one of the cutest things ever.
This is why you should never flirt or act flirtatious around other men.
Truthfully, there’s kind of a double standard here because most Ecuadorian men suffer from the effect of machismo and flirt with however they want to whether they’re single or not, but they would get angry if you did the same.
However, I trust in your ability to find a normal guy in this sea of infidelity.
And when you find him, show him that you’re his and that you like him by flirting with him whenever you see fit.
Ecuadoran men are passionate, and this is just one of the ways to return that passion.
3. Make him good food
This step is a staple in every journey to a man’s heart, no matter their nationality.
However, if you want to win over an Ecuadorian man you should probably stick with one of their national dishes.
One of the best Ecuadorian men dating tips that I have for you, in this case, is to make a dish filled with rice.
Ecuadorian people love rice and they eat it with basically anything. Just watch him carefully and notice what kind of food he likes, make it as a topping to go on rice, and watch his face lit up!
4. Make him coffee in bed (both in the morning and in the evening)
The one kind of weird thing that I noticed is that Ecuadorians love to sit down and sip their instant coffee no matter the time of the day.
These kinds of small rituals can bring people together and you and your Ecuadorian man are no exception.
So, make him some good coffee and bring it to bed with you. You might stay up all night, though.
5. Learn some Spanish
One of the biggest problems when it comes to international dating is the language barrier.
Sometimes the two people who are meant to be can’t find the meaning in the words that they’re trying to say in another language, and you shouldn’t let that happen to you.
Luckily, Spanish is easy to learn and most Ecuadorian guys speak English, although not perfectly.
But you guys can teach each other how to communicate and this will make you have an even better connection.
Top 3 Hottest Ecuadorian Men
This was a tough list to narrow down, but here are some of the hottest Ecuadorian men!
1. Danilo Carrera
This 31-year-old beauty of a man is a three-in-one: actor, presenter, and model.
And we can see why. He’s the prime example of an Ecuadorian man, with his chiseled face, dark hair, and dark eyes.
And he’s fit! He even used to be a football player when he was young.
This man really does have it all.
2. Diego Serrano
This actor was born in Ecuador, but you might have heard about him considering he moved to America and has been acting in American movies and TV shows since.
Also, he’s 46 years old, but he looks amazing for his age.
3. Roberto Manrique
Roberto is an Ecuadorian model an actor, and his best and most famous roles are in telenovelas.
And who doesn’t love a good telenovela?
His talent wasn’t lost there, because this 40-year-old has also been acting in a lot of theater productions.
My ladies, here, in a nutshell, you can find all that you will ever need if you wish to conquer an Ecuadorian man’s heart.
Well, they are not my all-time favorite, but everyone has their own taste.
Amy wishes you all the best!