Brazilian culture is a mixture of Portuguese traditions and local features. African influence is also strong - the country is home to many descendants of black people, once brought in by colonists from Africa. In addition, the cultural characteristics and lifestyle in this country sometimes put foreigners at a complete standstill. There are things that we will never accept or share. Because some moments of mentality are directly opposite to the basics of more western culture and worldview.
Brazil is a Catholic country with all the ensuing features of a national character. Puritanism is held in high esteem, especially in daily life and gender relations. They prefer a long romantic courtship, a lot of prim ceremonies of acquaintance with the parents, relatives, friends from both sides. You can easily see the influence of the Catholic Church at almost all parts of Brazilians’ lives. Their understandings of right and wrong, their vision of the world is a combination of Bible and clerical ethics and humanistic ideals of modern society. So sometimes it will be quite complicated to understand how they see themselves and people around them. Therefore it is a good idea to use online dating first. It gives some space and opportunities to discover everything while texting on Dating.com.
And at the same time, the Brazilians are unusually cheerful and relaxed. Festivals and carnivals happen here almost every month. Different provinces host their own carnivals with a different style attitude and local traditions. It gathers tens and hundreds thousand people in tons of activities. The country's main festival in Rio is the event that makes the country freeze for several days.
Dances and football
Brazilians have a lot of very national features that are famous in the world, but become much deeper when you see them in Brazil. For example, samba. It is a special phenomenon. A mixture of American, African and European motifs, this direction of music and dance has become the hallmark of Brazil, and the samba schools in every locality are always popular among all ages and social groups. This dance for all the Brazilians is like a language that helps to express their emotions and feelings, to share everything they have inside. If you can understand it, there is no need for any words. If you want to start dating a Brazilian, try to learn something either in video tutorials or even googling any samba schools nearby. Raising this topic in conversation will be amazing, you'll get so much positive response and maybe some piece of advice. Brazilians are very devoted to their culture, so yours respect and interest will be highly valued.
Sport is also popular in Brazil. And, like the dance, it has national features. First of all it is capoeira, the purely Brazilian martial art, which includes elements of dance and acrobatics, and is accompanied by special rhythmic music. When you see movements and the fight itself, easy to understand that this is art at the first place and then a way to protect yourself. Appearance and plastic movements is very important, you need to have a strong charisma to impress judges and audience.
It is impossible not to mention the main passion of Brazilians, football. One way or another, more than 70% of the population enjoys football in Brazil. As a result of this craze, the Brazilian national football team most often won first places in the World Cup, and Brazilian legionnaires today play in all the leading European clubs without exception. Brazilian dating often includes sport or any activities outside. If you're only on a chatting stage of dating, don't be surprised when you’ll be asked a lot of question about what sport do you like or what team (surely, football team) is your favorite. It can be a very tricky place because this answer can define the whole future relationships. If you know nothing about football, it's fine. Don't rush and try to learn what is your possible mate’s favorite team. This is your right answer and a golden ticket.
Culture and lifestyle
Brazilian cuisine is also unique and distinctive. This is a mixture of Portuguese, American and African gastronomy, with pronounced elements of Native American cuisine. They eat a lot of things that seems too different to put it in one dish. Sweet meat, tropic fruits, salty desserts. Brazilians enjoy talking about food, it is an inexhaustible topic for any conversation. Cuisine is an important part of Brazilian dating, because your preferences and attitude can tell them a lot. So prepare yourself to try a lot of new and interesting things. If you are familiar with southern gastronomy and like spicy dishes, Brazilian cuisine will be just for you.
Another important feature of Brazilian society is the gap between wealth and poverty. In all major cities of the country there are special poor areas - favelas. The inhabitants of the favelas are not necessarily weak or limited people, but are always awarded with one virtue - contempt for work. The average inhabitant of the favela despises wealth and passion for hoarding, preferring to spend time in idleness. Favel residents work just enough so that their earnings are enough for food and ensuring minimal comfort - payment for water and electricity. Most people prefer not to work at all, so sometimes they end up engaging in crime activity - reselling mild drugs, buying up and selling stolen goods. If something was stolen and end up in favelas, it will disappear forever. This is the only part of a Brazilian culture that has to be avoided.
Dating someone from favelas won't be any good, so when you start dating Brazilian, try to learn where he lives and what is his values in life. The chance that you ran into such a person on Dating.com is very low, because they are basically not really interested in such advanced matters as online dating, and our website provides enough protection, but you cannot be too secure in some matters. So online dating is a good place to start and get to know your possible mate before going offline.