Brittney has been joking and calling me the South American man magnet. However, it is a challenge knowing how to interpret their actions. I simply don't know how I should perceive things at times. However, I just chalked it up to normal Latin expressiveness.
Half the time I don't know if something is common South American behavior or if a guy is actually being overly forward. But apparently his farewell was anything BUT normal, as my host parents gagged on their breakfast and quickly exited the kitchen, and Isaac sat at the table starring at me incredulously.
But Persistent Guy was also a fantastic dancer, attractive, and fun to talk to. Maybe all of this man mania is because my Spanish is better. And I'm definitely not ready to say goodbye to Pheromone Guy.
Surprisingly, even after being in this culture for so long, I still don't know what is romantically normal and what is not. I obviously know I'm not the "love of his life" after 3 weeks. I did think that it was "culturally normal" though, that he would talk to me as such. Him calling me "cielito", "vida bella","amorcito", and a bunch of other sweet-nothings, so quickly is unusual by Chilean standards too.
However, this guy was so attractive I had to break my OWN rule! There was something about him that made me throw reason out the window and I agreed to see him again. When I was talking to him over Skype in the kitchen, my host parents and Isaac came in.
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