Giving advice about dealing with the fairer sex – in particular the fairer sex – is inherently risky. First, I want to echo Brasil Magic’s comment that it’s difficult to generalize too much about “Brazilian women”. Only a couple of generations ago, women were really just getting their footing in the professional workplace. To get an idea of just how much things have changed in the last 20 or 30 years, read this article in National Geographic.
Any “rule” one tries to set forth will inevitably prove wrong at times. Brazil is a huge country, the size of the continental U. I fully expect to take some heat for some of my comments below. Our opinions are shaped by our own personal experiences.
And of course whatever I write, some readers will disagree. I will just say that, while I’ve had some trying experiences here with women, and had my heart broken a couple of times, I can’t go back to First I think an American man (and we can include Canadians and many Europeans in the group) and a Brazilian woman can often form a good couple, a couple that functions.
Much less frequently do you see a functional couple formed of an American woman and a Brazilian man.
Perhaps American women chafe under what they see as lingering perhaps just a bit more so…