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Jun 05, 2002
Finally got a connection up (and some spare time) a couple of days ago. As many of you might not have noticed, I have been absent for the past few weeks, presently assisting in a study between male/female interactions in Brazil.

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Currently I am in San Paulo. I'm too lazy to grab the exact figures, but women outnumber men here significantly. Long story short, skipping past all of the statistical data and cultural analysis - almost any man can get several very attractive women competing over him, many of them intelligent, educated professionals and whatnot. While this is not news to the more travelled (and not the first study done on the subject), with summer getting into full swing for many of the adequate, I thought I'd just throw this little tidbit out there for those of the male population that have yet to make any vacation plans.

So Nathan, you have any plans this summer?

PS- My Portuguese is absolutely awful. Is that a proper "hello"?


Ola? (none / 0) (#1)
by em on Wed Jun 5th, 2002 at 04:54:02 AM PST
PS- My Portuguese is absolutely awful. Is that a proper "hello"?

It sounds absolutely horrendous to me, but what do I know.

You should just try "Ola", or however they spell it in Portuguese. You may also want to try just the good old "bom dia"/"boa tarde"/"boa noite" routine.
Associate Editor,

Maybe I'm an idiot xenophobe... (none / 0) (#2)
by tkatchev on Wed Jun 5th, 2002 at 11:32:58 AM PST
...but what could you possibly do with a Brazilian woman, after you "boned" her?

Peace and much love...

Obviously, (none / 0) (#4)
by hauntedattics on Wed Jun 5th, 2002 at 01:11:17 PM PST
you kick her in the head. Then you bone her again and leave. Short-term amusement, anyway.

As much as (none / 0) (#5)
by derek3000 on Wed Jun 5th, 2002 at 01:29:31 PM PST
I'd like to think of myself as a good person (somewhat), the course of action that you describe is undeniably sexy.

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

That's easy. (none / 0) (#6)
by SpaceGhoti on Wed Jun 5th, 2002 at 10:14:38 PM PST
Learn how to say "more, please" in her own language.

A troll's true colors.

You move on to the next one. (5.00 / 1) (#7)
by Illiterate Bum on Thu Jun 6th, 2002 at 12:46:30 AM PST
And the funny part is, most of the women don't mind. It's almost expected for men to have multiple lovers at once.

I never said that this was an ideal place for the relationship hunters. I merely brought it up because I thought there might be a few single men here that might want to relax this summer being mobbed by dozens of beautiful Brazilian women (and man, there are a lot of beautiful women here - it's that year long beach culture).

Even though I have never actively accepted the advances of the women here (currently being in a relationship) I have spoken with a number of them, and you do bring up a valid point. Although many of them are college-educated (with a good number holding masters and doctorates), many of them were still... well... rather shallow and infuriatingly dumb. There were exceptions to the rule, of course, but for the most part I couldn't hold a conversation for more than 5 minutes with most of them (unless it was about dancing, sex, or how revealing their attire was). This seems to be most rampant in San Paulo. I won't bore you with the reasons that many of us have come up with as to why they act as such, however.

Hey Attics, you were in Brazil a while back, right? Did you notice this type of behavior and mindset with the women in Rio (we have yet to reach that city), or were they a little more, shall we say, reserved? What were your observations? (To the peanut gallery - yes, I know that HauntedAttics is, in fact, female. Shut up.)

"...normal, balanced people do not waste time posting to weblogs." --tkatchev

Keep in mind... (none / 0) (#9)
by hauntedattics on Thu Jun 6th, 2002 at 09:26:43 AM PST
that I met everyone I know in Rio in the context of a business relationship, and there wasn't a lot of time for socializing. The women I worked with at my corporate client office were invariably smart, professional and highly educated. When we weren't talking about business, we talked about our families, differences between Brazilian and American cultures, and parts of Rio I should visit during my stay.

The one big difference was in dress styles. Even in the office, Brazilian women dress much sexier than their American counterparts. I quickly got used to seeing low-cut blouses, tight pants and skirts, and ridiculously high heels in the office corridors. And this was just taken to more of an extreme on the street and particularly on the beach.

thanks for your consideration (none / 0) (#3)
by nathan on Wed Jun 5th, 2002 at 11:45:12 AM PST
But I'm dating again. On a completely unrelated subject, Romanian is kind of hard for my uneducated ass to learn.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Glad to hear it. (none / 0) (#8)
by Illiterate Bum on Thu Jun 6th, 2002 at 12:51:03 AM PST
Furthering that completely unrelated subject, why are you learning Romanian?

"...normal, balanced people do not waste time posting to weblogs." --tkatchev

there was this party in Transylvania (none / 0) (#10)
by nathan on Fri Jun 7th, 2002 at 02:11:38 PM PST
And I woke up sans pants (and thus wallet.) It was a frigging bitch to get home. I figure next time I'll be prepared.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.


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