READY TO MEET YOUR LATIN LOVER? HERE’S HOW.
Where better to find love than in the so-called Island of Enchantment?
Your highly anticipated trip to sunny Puerto Rico is finally here. You’re staring out the window at this beautiful island in the Caribbean as the plane approaches for landing, and you’re still fantasizing about the men you’re going to meet, maybe even wondering if The One will be among them. On the way to the hotel, you let your imagination run wild… .
It’s time to turn those fantasies into reality.
Puerto Rico is known for its beaches and its electrifying nightclubs, so if you’re looking to meet men and find that coveted Latin lover, you’ll have to put your bikini and clubbing gear to good use.
The beach is a no-brainer. It’s all about bathing suits, suntan lotion, striking a pose, bouncing in the waves and playing frisbee. The bars and nightclubs, well, they’re a little bit trickier. But no worries–we’re here to help.
It’s easy to meet men in nightclubs. It’s tougher to meet good guys. Whichever your goal–a casual hookup or Mr. Right–here are a few tips to guide you through the local pick-up scene.
TIPS TO MEET GUYS IN PUERTO RICO
1. PICK THE RIGHT PLACE AND TIME
You want to meet a good guy or be picked up by one. First pick a good place. Do some research, ask around. There are many bars and nightclubs to choose from, with the best located in Old San Juan, Isla Verde and Condado. Some are more alive on certain days of the week. If you like to dance and party, check out the legendary Club Brava in Isla Verde and the Eternal Lobby Lounge in Condado. Sports bars usually are chock-full of men, so try the Ashford Sports Lounge in Condado for a more casual environment.
2. LOOK YOUR BEST
You can use your clothes to signal what your intentions are for the evening, whether you want to hook up or meet Mr. Right. Dress to attract the kind of man you want to meet. If you’re not looking for a one-night stand with a stranger, don’t dress like a hooker. Attire that is too conservative, on the other hand, might make you unapproachable. A good rule of thumb is to highlight the best part of your body–boobs, butt or legs–not all.
Once in arrive at your destination, don’t sit at the end of the bar or in a corner booth—that’s no-man’s land, literally. Mix into the crowd. Walk around. Mingle. Check out the men and let them check you out.
4. BREAK THE ICE
You don’t have to wait for guys to make the first move. If you see a cute guy, you can either wait for him to approach you, ask to buy you drink or ask you to dance, or you can be assertive and go grab him before another woman hits on him. First, make eye contact and smile. That’s key. Then go over there and say hello, introduce yourself, ask him to dance or just talk. Compliment his shirt or his cool cellphone or watch. Ask him to recommend a drink. Be friendly. The worst thing that can happen is that the attraction is not mutual. Move on to the next guy.
5. PUT DOWN THE CELLPHONE
You won’t meet anyone if you are busy looking at your phone and texting or talking to people back home. Pay attention to the people who are actually there. Don’t overdo it with the selfies and videos. You’ll end up with hours of video and seconds of actual experience.
6. DON’T GET DRUNK
A buzz is OK. After all, you came a long way to have a good time. But there’s no romance in vomit. You won’t meet a good guy if you’re totally wasted and making a spectacle of yourself. Furthermore, it’s not safe.
7. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME
You have a mission, and it’s not spending all night with someone you don’t like. End an encounter if you conclude the guy is not your type. You can politely turn him down. Tell him you need to find a friend or make a phone call, whatever it takes to make it clear you’re not interested.
To sum it up
Choose the right place, dress for your objective, be friendly, make the first move, focus on the present moment, don’t get wasted or get stuck with the wrong guy, have fun and be safe. If you strike out the first night, there’s always tomorrow. Good luck!