Dating in Mexico

Updated 2022-05-27 08:57

We can recognize an intrinsic spark of love in the Mexican culture, "la serenata." Remember that adorable scene where a woman comes out to her balcony surprised by her suitor, who goes singing towards her with a mariachi to play a serenade and make her fall in love.

Like the rest of the world, Mexicans also search for love daily, life partners, and soulmates. Here are some dating tips if you're moving to Mexico.

What to expect from dating a Mexican?

First, let's start with the fact that it will be a completely different experience if you want to date a woman or a man.

Gender roles are different in Mexico, and this means that in some parts of the country, society tends to be more conservative, and traditions are still strongly considered. In many cases, men are still seen as the main actors in a relationship. And this is not regarded as wrong. It is deemed to be diversified, although, for a person with interests and values about modern and egalitarian relations, it is more convenient to go to the metropolitan areas or understand the culture that is so present in society.

For clarity, all the information we have compiled for this article should be handled with caution, as this is a very general opinion and is based on stereotypes about love life in Mexico and not on personal experience.

Dating in Mexico is not usually very different from other Latin countries. It is common knowledge that relationships can become more serious within a shorter time in more traditional states. These traditions guide conjugal relationships, while young people from big cities may be influenced by the United States or other related international cultures. On the other hand, people from the countryside are more attached to traditions, especially those dominated by Catholic values and the traditional customs of Mexican families.

In Mexico City, its people, better known as "chilangos," are usually more accustomed to dating due to the constant social activity in the capital. The number of dates can be larger due to the social dynamics of the city and its rhythm of life. If a person introduces you to his social group, his intentions are likely something more than just an experience.

In general terms, and as in other countries, women expect men to take the initiative, although the number of more empowered girls who prefer to express their intentions and plan a date as they see fit is abundant and growing. Opportunities abound in the land of love in Mexico!

Men in Mexico are usually open, communicative and noble, outgoing, and easy to make friends. Chivalry is still a custom in Mexico.

Men are polite and tend to do things like open the door for women and provide chairs when they sit down. Also, men are expected to be romantic and have good manners.

Whether you go out with a woman or a man, you will experience joy and enjoyment. Mexicans are festive by nature, and everything is an opportunity to have a good party, whether it's a birthday, a holy date, or any other event. Gathering a group of friends on the weekend is a custom, and organizing a small lively dance is enough.

Foreigners love the folklore, the customs, the mariachi, the colonial architecture, the gastronomy, and the beaches of this beautiful country. They really marvel at so much cultural wealth that they are unaware of. For Europeans, the pleasant climate seduces them, and they recognize that it is responsible for the way of being of many Mexicans. Guadalajara, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Miguel de Allende, Mérida, Morelia, Oaxaca and many more magical places to visit and appreciate.

Where to find your date?

Dating apps and online dating sites are some of the most popular options for finding a date.

One of the reasons for this could be that you can arrange something before arriving in Mexico and get to know what the other person is like even before meeting you. As we always remember at Expat, the "safety first" motto is essential for frequent travelers, especially women!

These are the most popular websites and apps to find your perfect match in Mexico:


If you don't have a profile yet, it's time to create one. Tinder is probably the biggest and most popular online dating app in the world, and you will find millions of potential matches from all over the world.


Signing up for Tinder is easy, and you just need a previous Facebook account, which you can connect with Tinder, your phone number, or your Google account data. You'll then fill out some basic profile information, select a photo, and search.

Membership types

There are no other requirements, and you can start swiping, checking profiles, and liking, and when two users match, you can start chatting.

If you are looking for more benefits, you can get 1) Tinder Plus, which offers unlimited likes, a rewind option, 5 Super Likes per day, 1 monthly increment, and the ability to search anywhere in the world, not just where you are or 2 ) Tinder Gold, which provides "Top Picks" and the ability to preview who you've liked.


Bumble was created in 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd, a former Tinder executive, and became one of Mexicans' favorite online dating sites. It is very attractive for its extensive and personalized profile options.

Bumble has now added more options to become a networking platform, allowing people of all genders to make empowered connections in all areas of their lives, whether that means you're looking for a romantic relationship on Bumble Date, making new friends on Bumble BFF, or growing your professional network on Bumble Bizz.


If you are a new user, you can sign up with your phone number through Facebook or Apple ID. We recommend doing this through Facebook. It makes it easier to create your profile as we enter essential information such as name, age, and other information when creating your profile.

Membership types

Bumble Boost includes:

There are two levels of membership, the first is called Bumble boost, and it offers a package of features that help improve your experience, for example, the Backtrack option that allows you to undo the decision you have made about a particular person, in addition, with Extend, it gives you the possibility of extending the time of the connections you have currently earned. Unlimited swipes to keep your session active and continue choosing until you decide. All this added to a spotlight a week and five SuperSwipes a week.

Bumble Premium includes:

This package is more complete than the previous one because it allows unlimited access to Advanced Search Filters to optimize your experience. At the same time, you enter "They are interested in you" to see who has shown interest in you. The Travel option allows you to anticipate the search if you go to another site.

In short, adding all the facilities offered by the previous package allows you to add an incognito mode to maintain discretion.

Fascinating today's world, isn't it?


Badoo is another social network that allows you to find your partner and chat with people and find friends near you. Like the previous platform, it has also expanded its functionality, and today, it is not just a dating app. Badoo claims that it is a platform that guarantees safety and respect in the community.

Other Websites and Apps:

  • Happn
  • Grindr

What is the best place to meet people?

In Mexico, there are numerous meeting points for all kinds of activities, and there are even very promising proposals when it comes to socializing. People benefit from going to library cafes in big cities where people frequently spend Sunday afternoons.

The squares are also great centers that boast various activities such as sports, music, art, and dog parks. Thanks to the warm Mexican culture, social interaction is usually a very common factor.

Don't forget that nightclubs are plentiful, and the Caribbean coasts are often an excellent spot to have a good time.

If you plan to have fun all night, try always to be accompanied by friends and take care of your belongings. Even if the places are safe, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Useful links:

Ciudad de México, México - Conoce citas y amigos. | Tinder

Citas en línea en México | Liga con chicos y chicas en Mexico | Badoo


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