The only perk when travelling around the world for work is international dating. It’s not easy, I’ll give you that, but it’s still a rewarding experience.
If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Panamanian men compare in all categories.
Today, I will tell you all there is to know about hot Panamanian men, what are Panamanian men like in general and what are Panamanian men like in relationships.
Moreover, you will find out everything about Panamanian dating culture. And, if you are here to see some pictures of sexy Panamanian men, your wish is my command! I promise you a lot of Instagram photos of steamy and hot Panamanian guys and as a consequence, you’ll wish to date one immediately.
Here we go!
The Most Important Traits of Panamanian Men
Anyhow, first things first.
Although it is often said that guys are all about visual perspective, things aren’t that different for us ladies either.
We like to see a good-looking man. And, if he has an agreeable personality then we like him all the more.
So, let me first tell you about….
There is nothing much to say about the physical appearance of Panamanian men that isn’t true of other Latinos.
They are equally hot and sexy and you’ll want to date them ASAP!
Anyhow, typical Panamanian men aren’t very tall in general. Their height, on average, is some 5’ 4’’ or 165 cm, so this is where they are similar to their neighbours.
Panamanian men are of proportionate built and they like to do exercise and go to the gym so they are always fit.
What additionally contributes to their hot looks is that they like to dance. Men dancing salsa in the streets – that’s a normal thing around here.
Their faces are also proportionate with round, expressive eyes. And, by their facial expressions, they can equally resemble Europeans or Native Americans, due to the centuries-long mix of cultures and ancestors.
As a consequence, the Mestizo ethnic group is predominant, as is the case with the remaining Latin American countries.
People of this ethnicity are distinguished by their appealing tanned looks, even exotic, I should say, so you will find it easy to fall for a dude from Panama.
As for their style, you should know that young Panamanian guys like to look nice wherever they are.
Moreover, they prefer the latest urban and casual fashion trends over strict elegance.
They often experiment with dreadlocks in their youth and are open to new creative forms of expressing themselves through clothes.
Still, he knows exactly when he needs to show up all formal so you will be amazed by how quickly a boy transforms into a man.
And, of course, they won’t go out without their hats. Hats are a big hit with sexy Panamanian guys.
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the important physical trait ratings for Panamanian men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Panamanian 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 in Panama 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 Panamanian men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
What Personality Traits Makes Panamanian Men Different?
Personality traits are what makes you want to keep the guy by your side. Honestly, what’s the use of a six-pack, if you can’t have a meaningful conversation with the guy when you are alone?
When we talk about the possibility of dating Panamanian men, these are some of the traits and the ranking that you will find useful in the process of deciding whether to give them a chance or no.
1. Gentleman Rating
I have to start my rankings with a rather low score for the Panamanian males.
The reason is the first impression they left when I arrived to the country.
They are pushy and they do not acknowledge or recognize the boundaries. They will ask for your phone number straight away and even if you persist in denying it to them, they will keep insisting.
I honestly didn’t like this since NO means NO!
Moreover, later on, when you are in a relationship or a casual hook-up, he will have difficulties using protection during sex.
Not very gentlemanly, you will agree.
Still, at some instances later on, once you’ve consented to date him, he will be this cute boy who will do the little things just to impress you.
I mean, you’ve heard stories of Latinos and their ways.
Once they’ve set their minds on something, this is it, there’s no going back.
They stand by their word and opinion no matter what and will rarely to never have a change of heart.
In general, handsome Panamanian men are very honest in every aspect of their lives.
They do not lie or steal and are very honest in most cases.
When dating Panamanian guys, you must be extra careful since they will easily lie about having a side dish, if you know what I mean.
Immediately linked to the previous one, typical Panamanian guys have this one trait that serves to their disadvantage.
They are loyal to their country, favourite sports team or their family. But when it comes to romantic involvement, they sometimes like to experiment outside the relationship.
More often than not you will find men having a regular girlfriend, and still have a casual hook-up with someone else.
The good thing is they are likely to do this in the early stages of your relationship when you are still not that close or he isn’t sure you are the one.
I’m not saying you must put up with this at all costs, but if you decide to turn the blind eye, once he’s sure you’re the right one, he’ll stop fooling around.
Later on, I will tell you all the tips for dating an Panamanian man that will make him fall for you in no time.
5. How protective are they?
I have to give them credit for this – they are highly protective of everything they hold dear.
Should anyone merely look your way, and you don’t like it, he’ll jump to your defence.
With a panameño by your side, you’ll feel safe enough. And for him, protecting the weak is the honourable thing to do.
6. Are they Resourceful
With men from Panama, it’s never boring.
He will always provide fun things to do, whether it’s going to local clubs and bars or going on some field trips.
As for financial resourcefulness, from his early youth, he is taught that a man is the head of the house. Accordingly, he will do his best to provide sufficient material resources for a comfortable life.
With panameños, you’ll frequently feel like you are dating a teenager.
His day starts with the sundown when he starts partying with the boys. Of course, you can join them, but we will agree that this doesn’t sound like much fun.
Later on, with the kids, they tend to let the woman play a major role in the upbringing, although the trend is changing.
They are always full of diverse ideas, and they rarely see them through, so frequently they just look like they still haven’t figured out what it is they want from life.
Through the roof.
If you smile to him once, he’ll approach so fast you won’t know how to evade him.
Besides, he is so cocky that he has serious difficulties with taking no for an answer.
He knows he’s exotic to you and that boosts his self-confidence even more.
They quite resemble the Italians and steamy Spaniards in this aspect. It’s Spanish genes after all, isn’t it?
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
In general, people from Panama are very welcoming of strangers.
More specifically, speaking of handsome Panamanian guys, they are very open-hearted and like to help strangers in getting around.
And if you are la gringa caliente, he will take you himself anywhere you like.
Panama benefits a lot from tourism, trading and commerce so be rest assured that being a foreigner in Panama is a good thing for you and for the country. You will not be hated for being a foreigner, instead you will have good time, learning new culture and meeting new people.
Keep reading to learn more about Panamanian men.
Where to Meeting Panamanian Men
As we have just seen what are Panamanian guys like, a question of where to meet Panamanian guys immediately poses itself before us.
Well, the internet, my ladies!
Good looking men of Panama like to experiment with online dating so this is what you need to try.
Once I decided to give a chance to online dating in Panama, I tried multiple sources, but I had the best experience with…
This site from Cupid Media Network is widely popular throughout Latin America. But, ladies, to keep us focused, I suggest that you immediately limit your search and matching to single Panamanian men so as not to go astray (to hot Brazilians, for example :D)
So, for all the American women looking for Panamanian men, or boys looking for a hot piece of Latino, this is the best choice for multiple reasons.
Just like its remaining family members, the site is great since it makes the registration process rather painless.
First name and gender, and gender preferences, e-mail and password is all you need; or go through Facebook and upload theses automatically, including the profile photo.
Now you are all set to browse for single Panamanian guys using any of the filters you deem relevant.
I strongly advise that you fill out the questionnaire that the site offers since it will give you an improved matching experience.
One downside is that you can’t have proper communication with other members if you are a standard member only. But, there are Gold and Platinum subscriptions so you can get the best dating experience.
Make sure to include sufficient photos since the potential matches might disregard your profile if you only have a profile photo. Remember, men are visual types.
I think this will help you in getting some preliminary idea about what are Panamanian men like in relationships and as for Panamanian men in bed, well, you will have to test this off-line.
Now that you have all the tools and the answers on how to meet Panamanian men, we can proceed to the central part of the topic.
Pros and Cons of Dating Panamanian Men
International dating is not for everyone. Pardon me for saying this, but some will only see the reasons why not to do it.
But now that we have established that you are into international dating, after all, let’s see what to expect when dating an Panamanian guy.
When being in a relationship with a guy from Panama, these are the perks you’ll come across.
1. Experiencing genuine human contact
Only after I arrived to Panama and got the chance to truly meet Panamanian men, I realized how distant the people in the USA are.
I don’t refer to the sexual part of your relationship only.
Latinos are warm and hospitable people. They show their affection and appreciation by frequent physical contact. Frequent hugs, stroking your hair, kissing your hand from no obvious reasons; all of these are on the menu with a Panamanian boyfriend by your side.
2. Seeing men from a new perspective
The other perspective I’m referring to is the more relaxed one.
Men in the USA and the western countries, in general, are oriented towards achieving multiple life and career goals, often forgetting to have fun.
On the other hand, men from Panama cherish life in all its forms. Their days are filled with laughter and joy and they won’t hesitate to dance their troubles away.
And neither should you.
3. Go with the flow
I know the previous statement doesn’t ring a bell. But, there are certain Panamanian guy stereotypes going around according to which they like to be the man of the house.
If you are a wise woman, which I believe you are, you will grasp this stereotype without hesitation.
And by a wise woman, I mean that you know exactly how to make him seem like the one in charge while you pull all the strings.
The most important thing is to let him do his “male” stuff he perceived himself to be in charge of. This is how you will be able to have a break from all the novel ideas about who you should or should not be.
With a Panameño by your side, you get a good balance between what modern society wants you to be and what you occasionally desire.
We all know that it’s way easier to have a man at home who can fix the sink, or whatever, instead of dealing with it all by yourself since the latter is today presumed as gender equality.
4. Yet another perspective to see men from
As is the case with other Latinos, boys from Panama do not have any issues with expressing their feelings.
Whether it’s anger, happiness, sadness, love, they will find means to channel it in a healthy way.
They are not afraid to shed a sincere tear in front of you when something bothers them. You will find this odd at first, as did I, but later on, you will appreciate them even more for their honest reactions.
5. Boosting your Spanish speaking skills
This is a great advantage of international dating. You are forced to use a new language every day.
Guys from Panama are very helpful in this case since they do not laugh at your mistakes in pronunciation or grammar.
Instead, they turn it into a practical joke and push you to keep learning even more.
6. Good at sex
Men from Panama are good at love-making.
The only downside here was constant struggling about the use of condoms (he kept refusing, and I kept insisting).
Otherwise, I can’t complain about Panamanian guys in bed and required skill. It’s Spanish genes, after all. And also add the hot dance moves under the sheets.
Obviously, I have to mention some of the biggest flaws I observed while dating an Panamanian man.
Here are the biggest ones.
1. He is pushy
I already explained that they hardly take no for an answer.
For someone who doesn’t like to repeat things over and over again, I found this trait of theirs to be very annoying.
If you don’t like a specific guy from Panama, he will keep insisting so that you will even start considering going out with him so he would just shut up about it.
2. Jealous he is
This is one of the frequent Panamanian men stereotypes which is unfortunately true.
And very much so.
He likes it when you are flirty. But he likes it so long you are flirting only with him.
Should you merely look someone else’s way, he’ll start nagging and will openly criticise you about it.
So, if you care about him you will truly have to have eyes for him only.
3. Language barrier
I did say that having a boyfriend or a hook up from Panama is a great way to improve your Spanish.
But to have a boyfriend from Panama, you have to know some basics. I mean, we’re not animals.
So, what I would like to suggest is that you should attend some basic Spanish course before you find yourself in Panama just so you can have some minimum conversation skills, at least.
Later on, you can upgrade.
Luckily, your target group of Panamanians learns English for multiple purposes nowadays and this is a great thing until you’ve developed your Spanish speaking skills.
Now that we know all about what are Panamanian guys like in relationships and I gave you the best idea on where to meet Panamanian men, I think it’s time to deal with the Panamanian guy dating tips.
How to Win the Heart of a Panamanian Guy
When it comes to international dating, getting someone to fall in love with you is not easy. There are some things you need to pay particular attention to if you want him to date you.
So here are the most useful Panamanian men dating tips.
1. Show respect
By this, I mean that you have to take his different background and his different upbringing into consideration.
Panamanian families are closer than people in the USA are used to. So should you dislike his mother, don’t you ever let it on display.
Show due respect to his family members and his slightly traditional views.
Don’t try to change these since he will only think less of you.
2. Forsake the material
Once you get to meet Panamanian guys, you will see that do not pay that much attention to the material possessions. And neither should you if you want to date one.
I’m not saying they like to live on the verge of existence, it’s just that they like their days to be filled with laughter and joy, not concerns about the latest petrol price.
So, with these guys, forget about telling him he should buy the latest model of a pricy car brand or take you to a luxury holiday.
Happiness is in the small things.
Because if you won’t, someone else will.
Dance is an important aspect of Latino culture and you should make the most of it.
First of all, it helps you stay fit and healthy. Next, once you are on the dancefloor (i.e. streets), don’t be afraid to swing your hips left and right.
Hot Panamanian dudes will take this as a good sign from your part.
4. Let him be himself
I know that the USA ladies aren’t used to guys displaying their emotions at all times. So try to be appreciative when your Panameño pours his heart out to you.
Should you feel perplexed by it, you’ll seem fake in his eyes so you might miss a chance to date this guy.
5. Be modest
Here I mean to be modest in such a way to cherish small things.
They will not expect nor ask you to walk around all buttoned up. They are used to their Latinas being Latinas, so clothes you wear are not a sign of modesty to them.
But, this definitely means that you should forget about flirting openly with other guys. This is a big turn-off for Panamanians.
So stay on the safe side and focus on one guy only.
The Hottest Panamanian Guys
And as the ultimate pro for you to date a guy from Panama, here comes my subjective list of the hottest Panamanian studs.
1. Tyson Beckford
Ladies, I’m sure you all know everything about this guy. I mean, how could you not? Ever seen the video for Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart?
Being one of the most successful male supermodels of all times must mean something to you.
In his fruitful career, he cooperated with all the big names in fashion and he appeared on films and television as well.
And, although a 50-year-old, he still has it.
2. J August Richards
Jaime Augusto Richards III, AKA J August Richards, is an American actor of Panamanian descent.
Although he does not possess the “typical” male beauty, he‘s still hot AF!
As for his career, you can see him in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Angel.
3. Edgardo Antonio Miranda Beiro
Never heard of him?
And, what about Joey Montana?
Maybe you are still unaware of who I am talking about, but google search him.
As I finalize my writing on hot and sexy men of Panama, let me just tell you that you will be missing out a lot if you decide not to give them a chance.
Since I told you all the details on how to meet a Panamanian guy, you just have to use the tips and tricks and make one fall for you.
For you to have a long term relationship, I will recommend that you use the ultimate guide for online dating to make that happen.
It’s not that hard. Just be your normal self and you will have a wonderful experience with a Panamanian man by your side.