by Erin Elaine
Since so many of my American friends ask me about Spanish men, here’s a short entry with my opinion.
Yes, many of them have a perfect latte-colored tan (moreno is the term).
Yes, they know how to dress well (for the most part).
Yes, some of them look like Enrique Iglesias (see below).
Yes, some of them yell out rude things on the street, as in any country affected by patriarchy (hint: every country in the world)
In regards to height, they tend to be a bit shorter than American men, but that’s not universal.
And no, I haven’t dated any of them.
Basically, like in the US, there are a large number of average-looking guys, as well as below-or-above-average-looking guys. Then, there is a whole other category that almost doesn’t exist in the US. We’ll call these the jaw-droppingly-handsome guys. I feel like in the US you can rate a guy’s looks from 1 to 10, but in Spain you can rate a guy’s looks from 1 to 12. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the metro or walking down the street and I see a guy that just can’t be real. I’ve seen so many men that look like movie stars, and maybe part of it is that they really know how to dress. The “average” Spanish guy isn’t more or less attractive than the “average” guy from the US, but the ones that stand out really stand out.
Doppelgangers that I’ve seen include but aren’t limited to the following: