With Colombia, it’s all about going big – from the globally-renowned Ibero-American Theater Festival, and the Festival Mundial de Salsa, the annual salsa festival that’s quite literally the biggest in the world, to the famous Carnaval de Barranquilla, the second largest of its kind. Let’s not forget that Colombia lies righton the Pacific Ring of Fire, and right off its coast is the sunken San Jose Spanish galleon, popularly referred to as the “Holy Grail” of lost sea treasure.
It comes as no surprise then that the ladies here too are in a class of their own. Marrying a Colombian woman is a dream for many men, courtesy of their sheer beauty. They also have a lot going for them in terms of their incredible combinations of street smarts, book smarts and general love for life.
If you are planning on committing yourself long term to a Colombian mamacita, then there is a lot you need to know. There are a lot of great perks, but there are also a few challenges. Here is more on both to give you a better idea of what is coming your way.
A never-ending supply of great energy
Medellin Colombian women, in particular, are famed for their super positive and fun-loving natures. They are always down to have fun whether it is at a music festival, at a carnival march or out hiking in the mountains. This energy doesn’t go away even when they are cuffed up.
Fierce support and loyalty
One of the most accurate and positive Colombian stereotypes is that their women are the very definition of the term ride or die. They will stick with you through the good times, the bad and the ugly.
Real love for family
These women are also very family-oriented. Whether it is a distant cousin or their very own child, you can expect nothing but genuine love and concern. And you had better be ready to get on that family first bandwagon.
They are homemakers, but not homebodies
Colombian women are traditionally raised to take care of the home. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and will cook and clean where needed. However, do not expect them to turn into housemaids just because they are married. These women are strong and not afraid to follow their dreams. Do not try and stop them.
Hot Colombian women are everywhere in this country. One of the most incredible things about them is that they never seem to lose this allure even as they grow older. Look at women like Sofia Vergara who even in her late 40s will knock you out with her beauty. Yep, you get some of that action when you choose to settle with these ladies.
The language barrier
The language barrier will mainly be a problem in the first few months or years of your marriage. You will soon realize that translation apps and online services just won’t cut it. It might affect communication and make solving problems harder than it should be. To prevent this, invest in learning each other’s languages.
Colombian marriage customs are very different from what you will find in other countries. These include an almost mandatory church wedding requirement and the fact that there are no bridesmaids and groomsmen. There are many other non-wedding customs you will also have to adapt to, and this will take time and patience.
The nightmare logistics of international marriage
Where will you live? What nationality will your children have? Whose extended family will have to be left out? Will you need marriage certificates for both countries? Will you be applying for citizenship? All these and more are questions that you must answer when marrying not only Colombian women but any foreigner in general. The logistics need to be addressed to avoid any issues in the future.
It isn’t all sunshine, daisies and Shakira concerts. Marrying a Colombian woman will require some sacrifices. The good news is that there are plenty of amazing things this setup offers that will make it all worth it. So if you find your very own Colombian chica, hold on tight because she is truly worth fighting for.