How many times have you wondered what it’s like to date men from outside of the USA?
If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Latino men compare in all categories.
Scandinavian men, Asian men, European men – they are all good dating material.
But today, we are here to discuss some of the hottest men on Earth – Latino men!
Yes, my ladies, you’ve read it well. We are here today to talk about what are Latino men like generally speaking, to break down some of the usually spread Latino men stereotypes, and to dive into Latino dating culture.
Of course, you will also find out where to meet Latino men and have fun with them.
And, my dear readers, I have yet another stimulation for you – photos!!! Lots of pics of hot Latino guys for you to look at!
And now, it’s show time!Is your dating app giving you the best chance for success? Make sure to take our online dating site/app quiz to find out. People who follow our dating site suggestions have on average 2 more dates per month.
The Most Notable Physical and Personality Traits of Latino Men
When we talk about the physical and personality traits of these sexy men, there are various Latino guy stereotypes you will come across.
Some will say they are short, some will say they are too dark-skinned. You will also hear that they are mamma’s boys, that they are heart-breakers, etc.
Well, for all of you American women looking for Latino men, I will just say – don’t fall for these.
Let me give you some general facts about handsome Latino men and later on, you can check my other guides for each nation separately.
Looking for some hot stuff, baby, this evening…
Indeed, Latino boys are HOT, HOT, HOT!!!
So, let’s start with their first important trait.
In terms of their physical appearance, Latino males are pure exotica!
First of all, the mix of the good-looking Spaniards’ genes with indigenous tribes of the West Indies – what more could a girl ask for?
Seriously, the majority of the population throughout Latin America belongs to the Mestizo ethnic group (mixed Spanish/Portuguese and Native American ancestry), so they picked up all the best traits from both.
Always fit, tanned and handsome, they represent the true male beauty ideal.
They are fans of sports of any kind, so this keeps them fit at all times. Moreover, Latinos are way different from any other nationality since they like to dance. This only improves their good looks.
Not to mention the stamina in some other aspects. 😉
Generally, Latinos are dark-skinned, but definitely lighter than Africans and are predominantly dark-haired.
Still, take a look at William Levy!
In terms of height, this varies across nationalities. Peruvians, for example, are known to be among the shortest nations over the globe, while it’s a different story with Brazilians.
But, their tanned skin and their wide smiles are their most notable trademark.
Latino men like to look nice.
Of course, the styles vary; but, in general, they are not so keen on formal dress code.
They will do it for work, it’s true, but in their free time, they go for casual and comfortable wear. Remember, Latin America is hot, so why putting on the clothes that stifle and hide their well-shaped bodies?
Dear Latino men, don’t you ever hide from our lusty eyes 😀
Anyhow, let me say that urban street style is their favourite but they can still recognize when social context dictates formal wear so they will oblige.
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the physical trait ratings for Latino men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Latino 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 men and how attractive they are.
This is how it works.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities in Latino countries 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 Mind-blowing (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 Latino men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
Character Traits of Latinos
Ladies, let’s be honest – we like to see a handsome man who takes care of his looks. But, if his personality isn’t to your liking then there isn’t much we can do about it.
No point just staring at him, right?
So, if we speak about the character of typical Latino guys, this is all you need to know.
1. Gentlemen rating
With Latino guys, you need to bear in mind that we are speaking about a number of different countries and different habits.
Maybe Latino men aren’t as good gentlemen as the guys from Italy, but they will still respect you.
You need to be aware that these boys are raised differently, relying upon some traditional values.
The good thing is they are breaking with the stereotypes and are acknowledging women as their equals.
Don’t worry, they will carry your bags, open the door for you, hold your umbrella. These are not an issue.
And neither is respecting your privacy and your wishes.
He doesn’t insist on anything that you are not comfortable with and he is there when you need him.
I don’t know about you, but this is the definition of a gentleman to me.
As for integrity, there is no need to go into detail.
Handsome Latino guys are known to be men of integrity.
If they made a promise, they will keep it at all costs.
After all, they do have a little bit of macho trait and don’t like to be called out for not doing something.
Loyalty is one instance where sexy Latino guys are struggling.
They are hot and they know it, so they will use it to their advantage.
Basically, they are loyal in almost every aspect of life. Just that the things can get complicated with remaining loyal in relationships.
Again, this is all generally speaking; know there are lovely Latino men who do not have issues with dedicating their attention to one girl only.
This is another example of Latinos having difficulties in keeping things straight.
He will not lie about general things.
Also, a sporadic little white lie is sometimes more than welcome.
On the other hand, in relationships, they tend to fool around and keep quiet or completely lie about it.
But, you are cunning and you will see right through that. Then it’s up to you what you’re going to do about it.
5. How protective are they?
Being protective is definitely their forte.
They don’t tolerate bullying of any kind and are highly protective of the weaker.
If they see you in trouble, they will jump to your defence no matter what.
6. Are they resourceful?
When living in a continent with enormous historical, cultural and biological diversity, it’s not that hard to be resourceful.
Anyhow, here I would like to comment on two aspects of their resourcefulness.
First off, they always have ideas on where to go and what to see. Salsa parties, traditional dancing events, road trips…these are almost your daily routine when dating Latino men.
Second, they are aware that theirs are meagre possessions, when compared to men from the Middle East, for example.
Still, they are raised and taught to be the providers in the family, so you will not lack material resources with hot Latino men.
(Again, bear in mind this is all speaking in general.)
Maturity doesn’t come easy to Latinos.
They are eternal dreamers and frequently have some unrealistic ideas about their life goals and achievements.
Even when the two of you are going steady, he will prefer a night of partying with boys until sundown than staying with you.
His life is an adventure and you will often have to adjust to his silly ideas.
The one good thing about these is that he can often drop them as quickly as he picks them up.
When it comes to dealing with Latinas, maybe Latino boys aren’t as self-confident.
But when it comes to dealing with Las Gringas and foreigners in general, then his self-confidence can even be described as being cocky.
They know you find them exotic so this boosts their ego. As a consequence, he’ll come down on you like you are some delicious prey.
Honestly, I frequently struggled with these guys since they sometimes can’t take no for an answer (most notably Panamanians).
It is charming, though, to see a man that confident that you can’t resist him.
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
I spent a substantial amount of time in Latin America, and as far as I remember, I haven’t met a single hostile man.
At least they never were openly.
They like to help foreigners – from the small things like finding your way around or inviting you to their homes after knowing you for two weeks only.
They welcome you so soon into their lives and homes that you can’t see them as anything else but as warm, gentle, and hospitable people.
Latino men will teach you how to dance Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and so many other dance steps that will bow your mind.
Visiting any of the Latino countries will open your eyes to new cultures and a new way to love your body and enjoy life.
There are still a lot more to learn about men from these countries so read on.
Where to Meet Latino Men
Seriously, how and where to meet Latino guys? you wonder.
If only there was a way!
Well, of course, there is, silly!
Before you decide to visit some of the Latin American countries, you need to know that single Latino men are big fans of dating online.
In this case, they prefer international dating to the domestic one.
During my stay in multiple countries of Latin America, I tried some of the available dating platforms and sites. Still, if you want to get the best idea of what are Latino guys like in relationships in advance, this is what you need to try.
This Cupid Media Network family member is widely popular in multiple Latin American countries. So, when you find yourself in any of these, feel free to use it to find thee some sexy Latino men.
First things first.
The registration process is no pain; provide your first name, gender, and gender preferences, your e-mail and password and you’re all set.
After this, it would be great to fill out a detailed questionnaire that will come in handy when you want the site to make suggestions.
Or, you can filter your search for single Latino guys according to any parameter you like – age, nationality, etc.
After the sign-up, you instantly become a standard member and unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do with this option since you can’t have some meaningful communication.
This is just to give you a heads-up on what’s coming if you upgrade to Gold or Platinum that offer multiple possibilities rendering your online international dating experience all the more adventurous.
LatinAmericanCupid is great since it gives you the idea on what to expect when dating an Latino guy and what are Latino men like in relationships.
And, if you are wondering about how to meet Latino men when you move on to the next country, or when you are constantly on the move, know that the site also offers the app for Android and you can get it on Google Play.
Traveller’s Guide for Meeting Latino Men
Now that I gave you an idea of where to get the first impression about Latino guys and assuming that you’ve found someone you like, the next step is that you meet in person and have fun.
I will now give you a list of the best places to meet Latino men. Although they are in different countries, they are all excellent places to try international dating.
Moreover, these places are great to find a Latino boyfriend off-line if you haven’t had any luck online.
Of course, you will find many Latinos in cities across the USA, such as Miami, LA, or Houston.
But, here I’ll focus on the best cities to meet Latinos in Latin America.
1. Rio de Janeiro
Hmmm, what can I tell you about the Cidade Maravilhosa that you don’t know already?
You know they have all the lovely beaches, cultural landmarks, etc. And you should definitely find the time to see these. And the carnival, too.
But, if we talk about the possibility to meet Latino men and have fun with them, Rio is also marvellous in this aspect since there are plenty of things to try.
First of all, you need to know that handsome Brazilians party wherever they see fit.
A bar? OK! A nightclub? Hell, yeah! The streets – why not?!
So if you decide to hit the local bars to try their exotic cocktails, the places you must not miss are:
- Galani – a rooftop bar on top of the Caesar Park Hotel (Copacabana); experts-made cocktails and a view over the ocean. Don’t miss a chance to be here with your Latino man, since that’s not the kind of adrenaline you want to miss.
- Bar Urca – overseeing the breath-taking Guanabara Bay. And, if that’s not sufficient motivation, then, beer, wine and food is all I’m gonna say.
Besides bars, Rio brims with nightclubs. Some of them choose special themes, so besides the regular DJs playing electro, techno, or house, you will often hear typical samba tunes.
Although there are many nightclubs worth mentioning and visiting, such as Fosfobox or Circo Voador, these were my favourites.
- Clube dos Democraticos – although not deserving all the proper attention, this 19th-century establishment offers both samba and house music experience. Though a bit far from the beach, it’s still worth your while.
- Comuna – strictly speaking, this is not a nightclub as you would expect a typical nightclub to look like. This is more an alternative art space, where you can dance and enjoy art at the same time.
Finally, I would like to introduce you to partying at its best. Street parties. These are the heart and soul of a night out in Rio, or anywhere in Latin America.
It’s an unforgettable experience and if you miss these – you have no right to say you know Latin America and its people.
For the true experience of street partying, Baixo Gávea and Praça São Salvador are your targets.
But, enough about Rio. Let’s jump quickly to…
2. Mexico City
When we talk about dating Latino guys, the capital of Mexico is our next destination.
Mexico City is packed with various options, and I know that you can’t like all of them equally. But, give them all a chance just so you can experience the true spirit of Mexico.
So, my dear, once you are all settled in CDMX, it’s time to go partying with your Latino stud. Or go find one first.
Generally, wherever that you go in Planco, Roma-Condensa, or Zona Rosa, you won’t miss.
But, when it comes to some actual suggestions, these places are a must-see.
- República – drinking shots with the best chances to flirt. And you know flirting is not all I’m talking about, right?
- Patrick Miller – pricy interior with drinks of any kind. As for music – EVERYTHING. Even the retro 80s, so if this is your thing, head to Patrick Miller directly.
- Apotheke – this is the place I particularly liked due to its concept (i.e. sophisticated drinks can deliver you from evil). The vibe you get is insane. Besides alcohol, you can enjoy any other kind of drinks and they also offer food.
Naturally, for a more chill vibe, you can try local bars. Nightclubs call for a bit of dressing-up, while you can hit the bars any way you like.
Out of many, I would suggest the following
- U.T.A. Bar – covered with graffiti, no glamorous dress code required, good beer, low prices and get ready to dance. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Artic Bar – yeah, here you will have to show up in your skiing clothes since the place is covered in ice. And to keep you warm, they challenge you to try their drinks – choose tequila and get ready to party.
Of course, this is not all there is in CDMX. There are plenty of other options for a lit night out and during the day you can explore the magnificent cultural and historical heritage and landmarks.
3. Buenos Aires
My third and last suggestion for you today is the capital of Argentina.
A city where tradition meets contemporary is another excellent answer to the question of how to meet an Latino guy.
So, if you want to meet them or go out with Latino men, this town also brims with multiple choices. In the Latin American city that never sleeps, you will get the chance to experience various wines, beers and other specialities in local cafés.
Before anything else, I need to mention Bar du Marché which is an ideal start of your evening and whose wines will warm you up for an unforgettable night.
But, for a genuine night out and the best nightlife vibe, these are the places you need to check out.
- Jet Lounge – high class, strict and fancy dress code. Buenos Aires’ celebrities, magnificent view, open space at the back. Watching the sunrise while you dance.
- Terrazas del Este – dance-pop, reggaeton, hip hop, you name it. 10 different bars, 4 dance floors – now count a number of hot Latinos you can meet here. Hot bartenders, good drinking. And, you’re still counting, aren’t you 😉
- Rosebar – trendy, European style nightclub, known for champagne drinking, domestic and international DJs.
By the way, did I mention that kissing in club corners in Buenos Aires is quite natural? So, grab that hot Latino and experience true international love.
Pros and Cons of Dating Latinos
Hm, what can I tell you? Dating outside your homeland comes with multiple perks that you typically don’t find when dating your fellow compatriots.
The thrill is different, the feeling usually more intense, the curiosity and unpredictability are always there.
On the other hand, some of the stuff might not be that positive.
I will feel free to share with you some of the personal experiences when it comes to the good and the bad sides of dating an Latino man.
Let me start with the good ones first. Advantages are many, but these are the most important ones if you ask me.
1. A view from another perspective
Living in a country where people are growing alienated by the day, you will now get a chance to retrieve the human bond you’ve been missing.
This is particularly interesting if we are talking about Latin guys. They are a rare breed and are highly unique in their ways.
A Latino man does not have any issues with being sensitive and emotional. He does not hide his feelings nor pretends he’s something he’s not.
He knows how to express his feelings in a healthy way and will not have any issues in crying in front of you.
I’m not saying he’ll cry all the time, but it’s nice to see him let go of the pent-up frustration occasionally.
And the frequent hugging and touching I found odd at first, were later deeply missed once I figured out how often we don’t do it.
2. He is fun to be around
Latino boys are full of life and joy. They are not the dark souls that always find the worst in the world around them.
They dance their troubles and toils away and dance is the universal cure to them.
He will always point out to the positive sides of everything, not letting you get overwhelmed with irrelevant issues.
Moreover, they always come up with new ideas about what to see, where to go, what music to listen to.
He is a good talker and he will make your conversations enjoyable. There is no topic he can’t talk about.
Of course, dating a man from Latin America is a novelty by itself.
But this is not all.
The country, the culture, the history, the people – these are all novel to you.
This is the time when you will get to know all of these and will find it hard to believe that such extraordinary people and places exist.
And not to mention the tastes you will experience. With international dating, you inevitably get the opportunity to try a new diet and enjoy the diversity in its fullness.
Don’t miss out on any of these, since you will regret it later on.
Take in as much of the colourful culture as you can, because the memories are all that will remain years later.
4. Sex skills
I know you are reading this and wondering the whole time about the skills of Latino men in bed.
Well, I would lie if I said they are average.
Remember how I said they like to be active, play sports and dance?
Well, all of this boosts their performance in bed. They got the skills, they got the moves. And the duration is not an issue, either.
Moreover, with a Latino – any way you want it, that’s the way you need it.
But, if you’re not up for it at a given moment, he will understand.
Of course, the sex skills slightly vary across nations, but all in all, they’re good. More than good, actually.
What else can I tell you but to find a Latino and test their stamina and performance yourself?
With this, I’ll finalize the pros of dating men from Latin America. There are other perks you get, but these are the ones I found to be most relevant.
As with everything in life, there are some downsides when you have a Latino guy by your side.
Note that these are just some general drawbacks I found and maybe you won’t be bothered by any of these.
They are jealous. The reason is that Latinas tend to flirt often so he believes this is true of every woman.
Even without this, he likes to be the only one you see and the only one you go out with. They don’t like you to make a cuckold out of them so be careful when interacting with other guys in their presence.
How could someone that hot not be a heartbreaker?
This is something you will have to deal with when having a Latino by your side. Typical Latino men are flirtatious and like to be noticed always.
Even worse, they tend to look for other options while going out with you so you need to be extra careful when dealing with them.
3. Language Barrier
This is a tough one if you are thinking about any kind of international dating.
When you find yourself in Latin America wanting to date a local, you will have to express somehow that you find him hot and sexy.
So, if you don’t possess any Spanish/Portuguese speaking skills, you might have some trouble here.
Luckily, most of Latin American youth speaks good English, but you’ll still find those who are struggling with it. And this is not the reason for you to make fun of them since you can’t speak their language either.
I was lucky to be at an intermediate level but I was struggling for a while nonetheless. This is where Latinos swept me off my feet.
Namely, when you don’t speak a language, the natives tend to make fun of you for this. With Latinos, it’s on the contrary. They encourage you to speak it no matter how broken your Spanish or Portuguese are and will make the same effort to speak English.
Remember, Latinos are friendly and are all about bringing people together tearing down the barriers.
So, help them out!
This is all I have to say about the cons of dating Latinos. Again, this all generalising and you might have a chance to meet your perfect Latino.
How to Win the Heart of a Latino Man
Now that we know all about whether or not to date Latinos, I think it’s time for me to share with you some tips for dating an Latino man. From my experience, these are the best way to find your way into the hearts of Latino guys.
1. Appreciate life
Latinos are all about the good stuff in life. No negativity, no brooding.
Embrace the life in all its wonders and bear smile on your face at all times.
If there is something you can’t solve, sleep on it, dance it away. If it doesn’t resolve on its own, tomorrow you might have some idea how to fix it yourself.
Don’t bother yourself or others with things you can’t have an impact on.
Focus on what you have and how to make the best of it instead of complaining about what you don’t have.
2. Forsake the material
With Latinos, you can forget about the money. If you are looking for an honest and decent Latino, the material possessions should not be your primary focus.
Again, cherish the small things and let go of your lust for luxury houses and pricy cars.
He will provide for things that are more important. Fun, laughter, passion and love.
What more do you need?
3. Show respect
Latinos are still being raised within the traditional framework.
Accordingly, you should never criticise his opinions and beliefs even though they are too outdated for you.
Still, it’s rare that they have old-fashioned beliefs and opinions about most of the things. But, it’s true they are attached to their families and customs.
Respect these even if you don’t find them that appealing.
There is no greater offence than to show disrespect to his parents or grandparents or the traditional customs.
4. Show modesty
Here I don’t mean you need to adopt the biblical version of an obedient wife who lets the husband decide about her life.
I simply mean that Latinos don’t like you to show off in front of other men.
He wants you to be feisty and fiery, but be that just for him.
You must be a forbidden fruit for all others.
5. Show interest
Latinos are full of ideas and things they’d like to try themselves at.
In these cases, be supportive and show genuine interest in his dreams and desires.
It will boost his ego and you will only benefit from it.
6. Learn to cook
Latino culture strongly relies on various dishes and food in general.
Although we have a chance to try their cuisine even outside Latin America, once you are there you need to show your man you are deeply interested in everything about him.
The first step is to find your way around in the kitchen. Start from the simple dishes and upgrade to the more complicated ones.
He will appreciate you for this and he will realise you are not some conceited Gringa who looks down on people.
7. Learn the language
I already explained how language might be an obstacle. Out of many Latino guy dating tips, this might be the most important one.
Once you start learning his language, this shows that you are deeply committed to his culture and customs and that you care about your Latino on a higher level than just the basic one (i.e. physical).
With this, you’ll bring down all the barriers between you and he’ll appreciate you all the more for it.
8. Learn to dance
Samba, rumba, cha cha, tango, salsa.
Choose your favourite and swing your hips.
This is another aspect that Latino culture is strongly reliant upon. I already commented on how street dancing is rather common and that street parties are the best parties in Latin America.
So dance in the nightclubs, dance in the streets, dance under the sheets.
Dancing is healthy, it helps clear out your mind and it brings you closer.
Besides, have you ever seen sexy Latinos at it?
I am aware that you don’t have an even approximate skill, but let the tunes carry you.
Who knows what good can come out of it.
And besides, can you really be that musically challenged to stay motionless with reggaeton playing?
I don’t think so!
I mentioned multiple times how sexy Latinos are and you saw multiple supporting evidence for that. But, I can’t resist the urge to share with you my choice of the top 3 hottest Latinos. Or more.
The Hottest Latino Men
As we are approaching the end of our discussion, I feel like I need to share another important topic with you.
3. Lionel Messi
Also known as one of the greatest players of all times, Lionel Messi is an Argentinean born footballer who has won multiple football prizes as well as the hearts of countless ladies over the globe.
This 33-year-old forward is currently the captain of Barcelona football club and Argentinean national team.
In his fruitful career, he scored over 700 goals in his senior career.
The quality of his play is best confirmed by Diego Maradona who called Messi his successor.
Although Latinos are known as heartbreakers, Messi has been devoted to one woman only with whom he has three sons.
And besides being a world’s best footballer, he is also known as a great philanthropist with his own Lionel Messi Foundation and regular collaboration and donations to UNICEF.
2. Jencarlos Canela
This USA born actor and singer of Cuban descent is another stud I wanted to present to you
He is most famous for starring in telenovela Mas sabe el Diablo and Pasión Prohibida.
As for his singing career, he started singing rather early. He was merely 12 years old when he first started playing in a band.
Today, he is going solo and has even gained international acclaim for performances such as Ford Motor Company campaign Ride it Like a Ford.
As for his private life, I’ll just say he has a son with an actor and model (Gaby Espino) and is currently dating Miss Puerto Rico 2017.
1. William Levy
Although I find the dark-haired men to be more appealing than blonds, I think this one deserves the title of the sexiest man alive. After Idris Elba, naturally.
This Cuban American actor and former model is definitely one of the hottest Latin Americans.
His acting career is packed with multiple roles in telenovelas and he’s also been active in film roles and his most notable for the main roles in telenovelas Pasión, Cuidado con el Angel, and Sortilegio.
This heartthrob is involved with Elizabeth Gutiérrez, an American actress of Mexican descent, and they have two children together.
Bonus: Marc Anthony & Maluma
1. Marc Anthony does not possess the traditional male beauty but is still an attractive man. Come on, people, even J Lo liked him enough to bear his children.
Seriously, he’s that kind of man who has a distinctive not-beautiful (but not ugly either) appearance that you simply feel attracted. Something like Javier Bardem.
2. As for Maluma, I’m sure you already know all about him; with his attempt at a tough guy look and a boyish face, there’s no way anyone could resist him.
See below more hot Latino men on Instagram
Now that I gave you a list of the hottest Latino men, I don’t think you are still having second thoughts about whether to date them.
Besides, I told you all about what are Latino guys like generally speaking and the best way to meet Latino guys.
Another way is to give online dating a trial and with the help of the ultimate guide for online dating, your success is around the corner.
Moreover, you know what to expect from Latino guys in bed and you have only the best Latino men dating tips.
And there’s nothing else for me to give you but a song that will show you the true spirit of Latin American men.