Like many Americans I came to Spain to teach English as a Language Assistant.
After teaching for two years in southern Spain (Seville) my husband and I decided to move to Madrid to try our luck.
As you well know, I’m kind of busy right now, what with wedding planning, getting further into shape, and trying to take advantage of the Spanish summertime.
Thus, I’d like to continue my series of Americans dating Spaniards with Lauren, from Spanish Sabores. My name is Lauren Aloise and I am a 25 year old expat living in Madrid.
If this is the stereotype we are looking at, Ale does not fit it at all. At the same time, they are very Andaluz– from their accents to their social customs and views on society.
He has lived on his own since he was nineteen years old, started working in Seville right out of college, and is now an entrepreneur here in Madrid starting his own technology company. We get along very well, although sometimes the culture is quite different!
Start a relationship with a Spaniard only if you really want a relationship!
Don’t use someone for a language partner or a foreign fling—it just isn’t fair.
You can’t find much of that where I lived in the US!
How has being in a relationship with a Spaniard changed you?
Spain is separated from North Africa on the south by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea, which also washes Spain's entire east coast.