Dominican Men Guide: What’s It Like Dating a Dominican Man

The Dominican Republic is widely celebrated for its richness in culture and natural beauty. They have it all, from beautiful beaches to a wild nightlife scene, which means there is something for everyone taking a trip there.

For singles looking for love, this country also has a lot to offer. In particular, women have a lot to look forward to, with Dominican men being considered some of the most desirable in the world.

Let’s take a look at exactly what you are getting yourself into when dating one of them.

What are Dominican men like?

There’s lots of diversity in physical appearance

Dominican men embody ethnic diversity, with their European features drawing influence from African ancestors as well. They are usually tall, dark, and handsome and often rock very chiseled physiques.

However, in line with their diverse culture, it is possible to find hot guys that do not fit the Latino aesthetic archetype.

So if you are more into the blue-eyed blondes or chocolate gods, then you will find your person among these very attractive ranks.

For the most part, these devastatingly good looks come pretty naturally to these men. However, Dominicans tend to be very image-conscious and take active care of everything from their bodies to their skin.

They are also quite stylish, which is a bonus. In a nutshell, you are signing up for some eye and arm candy by dating one of these Latino babes.

They have great style

When you first arrive in the Dominican Republic, you will be surprised by how much most men truly care about their appearance and fashion choices.

Dominican men are not laid back when it comes to style! On the contrary, Dominican men put a lot of time and effort into looking as good as they can. Think blazers, nice shoes, and tailored pants and shirts.

They have a great sense of style and dress very formally.

Their personalities are awesome

Dominican men are not all chiseled shoulders, silky dark hair, and enchanting eyes. They have awesome personalities that make it even easier to fall in love with them!

Here are a few of their strongest character traits and what they mean for you if you are considering a faithful relationship with a Dominican man.

Dominican Men are Confident

As with most other Latino guys, Dominican hunks tend to be very self-confident and free spirits. And given all that they have to offer, it is not so hard to see why.

The good thing about these guys is that they do not cross that fine line between confidence and cockiness. So you do not have to worry about cringe displays of machismo!

They are Mature

Dominican men are not the type to engage in or encourage pettiness. They are mature, know what they want, and how to get it. Expect sweet relief in the form of healthy disagreements and mature conversations.

They’re also incredibly hard workers, often working multiple jobs to support their families.

Dominican Guys are Fun and Social

Just because they are mature, it doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to have a good time. These guys tend to be very social and outgoing, very much like Puerto Rican men.

They also have very close bonds with their families and childhood friends, making up the biggest part of their social lives. That is a crowd you have to be in with if you want to have a successful relationship with a Dominican guy.

Most Dominican Guys Are Chivalrous and Respectful

You can look forward to another awesome personality trait when dating a Dominican man is the full gentleman treatment. These are the type to open doors and offer jackets. Who doesn’t want that kind of love and attention?

From a young age, they are also taught to respect other women and their wishes, which you will undoubtedly notice in your relationship.

A Dominican Man is Loyal and Trustworthy

Hispanic men get a bad rep as being notorious playboys. It is usually an unfair stereotype, and Dominican males are proof of just how trustworthy Latino partners can be.

They do have moments where they enjoy having non-committal fun. However, once you get into a formal commitment with one, you will be the only woman they have any sort of romantic interest in.

Understanding the Dominican Culture

Remember that the Dominican culture is a mix of cultures stemming from Africa, Spain, and the natives. Everything from societal structure to family life to music to food to the general lifestyle is best described as a mixture of African, European, and native blends.

In general, both Dominican women and men love to have fun (hence dancing is a big part of their culture) and enjoy good food. At the same time, they act very hospitably and are welcoming to guests.

A majority of the population also reports being Roman Catholic, which shouldn’t be surprising considering the country’s strong Spanish influence.

If you’re from the western world, you’ll likely experience lots of cultural differences, so let’s take a look at it in detail!

Family Ties

Dominican women and men care a lot about their families, to the point that their entire lives really do revolve around them. This is not unusual in the Latin American culture (both in the island countries and on the mainland), where traditional family values are elevated above all else.

In fact, many Dominicans live with their family members and in an extended household that consists of parents, grandparents, and siblings well into adulthood.

Even though many women usually make most of the nightly dinners and do most of the housework, chances are good he still helps out a lot and knows a thing or two about how to use a hammer.

He’ll also have a few skills in the kitchen – his mother and grandmother wouldn’t have let him grow up without knowing a few tricks about making delicious Dominican cuisine.

Communication Style

The most important thing to note about Dominican men is how expressive they are – both physically and verbally.

He’ll move his body and his arms around when he speaks, and he’ll speak with conviction and enthusiasm in his voice. He’ll also talk quickly and loudly, so get used to it quickly. He’s not being aggressive to you, it’s just how he’s used to communicating.

On the contrary, in the Dominican culture, it’s considered rude and bad-mannered to express anger. So even though he may be loud and appear angry at first, he likely actually isn’t. Trust us, when a Dominican man is angry…you’ll know it (this applies to a Dominican woman too)!

As you spend more time in the Dominican Republic, you’ll start realizing just how warm and friendly Dominican folks really are. You’ll also notice how public displays of affection are not only tolerated but considered normal. When he puts his arm around you, his hand on your thigh, or nuzzles his nose up to your neck, it’s him telling you that he likes you.

One more tip:

Make eye contact when conversing with someone. In Dominican culture, making and maintaining eye contact is considered a form of trust. It can also be considered rude if you don’t make eye contact.

Religion and Society

As discussed previously, the vast majority of Dominicans identify as Catholics. As a result, Roman Catholicism plays a big role in the country, from how family life is structured to the culture and how people act in their daily lives.

For example, if the Dominican man you’re dating has questions that go beyond his daily affairs, there are two groups of people he’ll go to first. One is his family, and specifically to his father and grandfather. The other is the local priests or bishops, especially for questions related to spirituality, religion, or seeking guidance on life.

Visiting Rules

It’s very important to familiarize yourself with Dominican etiquette when you arrive. This is especially important for making a great first impression with his family when it’s time to meet them.

No, you won’t know everything from your prior research, and you’ll learn a lot from Dominicans along the way. But there are a few things you should know.

One is the act of gift-giving. When you are invited into a Dominican family’s home formally for dinner, you should bring a small gift. Think chocolates or cookies, something simple that can be enjoyed by everyone else in the house.

Additionally, put effort into your appearance. You don’t have to dress like you’re going to a fancy dinner, but don’t show up in totally casual clothing like you’d wear to the beach either. Dominican people have standards, and as discussed previously, Dominican men put a lot of effort into their appearance.

Last but not least, treat everyone with respect, and especially the older members of the family. Make eye contact with them while speaking, stand up straight, and be engaged and listen closely to what they have to say.

Dating

If you want to date a Dominican man over the long term, you need to win the approval of his family before things become serious.

Over the short term, however, things can be a different story. Dating is a big aspect of an average Dominican man’s life before marriage. He’ll want to talk to and flirt with every nice-looking gal he can find.

If he’s introducing you to his family, it’s because he views you as compatible for a serious relationship and perhaps even marriage. That’s because when he takes you to see his family, he’s doing more than making the appropriate introductions. He’s also seeing what his parents and grandparents think about you so he can get their approval.

So if he’s really into you, expect lots of invites to family barbecues, birthday parties, and the occasional backyard baseball game!

One more tip:

If you want to be successful in the Dominican dating world, learn how to dance! Dancing is a big part of Dominican culture in general, and especially when it comes to dating.

As I said earlier, Dominican men are very expressive both verbally and physically, and for the latter, he’ll take you to the dance floor after a nice dinner. And if you don’t know how to dance, that’s okay. Learning from him will be a very sexy way to spend the evening!

Pros and Cons of Dating Dominican Men

Here are the primary pros and cons of dating Dominican men:

Pro – He’ll Be Very Good Looking

Dominican men are handsome, with European, African, and native mixtures all conglomerating together. He’ll be fit, darker-skinned, and with a clearly defined jaw and a white smile. 

Pro – He’ll Know How To Cook

Dominican men grow up closely with their families, including learning how to develop their skills in the kitchen. Sure, you’ll go out to eat plenty of times while you date, but he may invite you to his apartment to put together a good old-fashioned Dominican meal.

Pro – He’s Very Direct and Expressive

Dominican men know how to communicate, both with their words and with their bodies. So if he’s into you, he won’t hesitate to act affectionately towards you in public.

He’ll also tell you exactly what he thinks, and even though he’ll be direct and may even come across as a bit too aggressive, he’s not trying to be. He’s just telling you what’s on his mind because that’s how most Dominican men behave.

As I already mentioned, it’s considered rude to act angrily or hostile in the Dominican Republic. So when a Dominican man is angry, he’s angry enough about something that he’s willing to come across in a bad way…and you’ll immediately know it. On the flip side of things, this means there’s very little he’ll hide from you under the surface.

Pro – He Has A Strong Family Upbringing

Family is the center of any Dominican person’s life. The Dominican guy you date has grown up in a tight-knit family, and in a few years, when he’s ready to start his own, he’ll build his new family in the same manner as the one he grew up in.

That means a potentially large household with traditional gender roles and in a house that’s well taken care of and with lots of food to go around. If you want a future husband who prioritizes his family above all else, Dominican men have much to offer.

Con – He May Be A Player

Before marriage, Dominican men will flirt a lot. It’s a part of the culture and they just are romantic con artists. The biggest sign that a Dominican man is taking you seriously either as a long-term dating partner or even for marriage is when he introduces you to this family for approval. But until then, don’t be surprised if he’s got a few other girls he’s sweet-talking to spinning his plates with.

Con – He May Be A Bit Flaky

When you set a time to meet, don’t be surprised if he shows up late – whether that’s fifteen minutes, half an hour, or even two to three hours. Also, don’t be surprised if he suddenly changes plans with you last minute or invites you to a different event from what you had planned.

Dominican men live fast-paced and spontaneous lives. It may be frustrating and come across as flaky, but it’s something you need to be ready for.

Where to Meet Dominican Men

Meet Dominican Guys

Dominican men have a lot to offer, both with inner and outer beauty. No one would fault you for wanting one of these dream boys for yourself. If you are willing to take that chance on love, here are two of the best ways to meet these men.

Online Dating In the Dominican Republic

It is by far the most convenient way to meet and fall in love with a Dominican man. Dating platforms like Tinder and AmoLatina are commonly used by locals, which leaves you with a wide pool of singles to choose from.

AmoLatina, in particular, stands out as one of the most convenient, reliable, and worth it of all the options. In addition to connecting you to the singles through verified profiles, the secure platform allows you to communicate over multiple channels while also giving you a way to send creative gifts to your beau.

It is the best place to start your search for your Dominican prince charming!

Meeting a man in the Dominican Republic

You could also meet your Dominican partner in person by actually visiting the country. Punta Cana is the best part of the country to visit if you want a fun holiday and a chance to meet and mingle with the locals.

You can find these beautiful men lounging at the beach by day or partying the night away at clubs in the night. Here are a few places you could start with for a good time and a chance to meet the man of your dreams:

  • Drink Point Bavaro
  • Steve’s Corner Bar
  • Coco Bongo
  • Legacy Disco
  • Imagine Punta Cana
  • El Kan Drink House

How to Win Over a Dominican Man’s Heart

You have met the man of your dreams in the Dominican Republic. Now what?

The good news for you is that Dominican men are not aloof and are quite easy to win over. Here are a few tips that should come in handy.

Appreciate their culture

Culture is such a huge factor in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic is no different. If you want to prove your interest, learn about their culture from Spanish words to the food and traditions. It will show him you are truly invested and is a win for you on both fronts.

Learn to dance

Many of your carefully planned dates will involve dancing, whether at his niece’s birthday or a local festival. So practice those dance moves. And if you do not have any, just be willing to have a good time and let him take the lead on the dance floor. 

Be direct and honest

Dominican men have a very strong BS radar, and the last thing you want is to be caught in a lie as they will not hesitate to leave. Instead, be direct about your feelings and intentions and avoid petty lies at all costs.

Take care of yourself

Dominicans love all sorts of ladies and they especially love white women. However, this does not mean that you completely let yourself go. At the very least, pay attention to personal grooming and get some sense of style. But if you can, go all out.

Trust him and let him seduce you

These men like to be in charge, and they definitely enjoy the initial chase. So, let him have his fun! Let him initiate contact, whisper sweet words to your ear, and do the pursuing. That makes things all the more exciting for them once they finally get you and keeps them interested.

Wrapping It Up

Dating Dominican men is quite a unique experience. They are mature, free-spirited, romantic folks, and dating them is an experience worth looking forward to. And the best part is that you now know where to find your very own Dominican bae and how to get them hooked.

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Tina is your Latin dating expert. She has traveled all over Latin America and dated many nationalities over the last decade. You can trust her advice and any tips she gives about dating Latino men.

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