Keep in mind these are stereotypical Hispanic descriptions and the person you meet may be unique, so keep an open mind.
Newer beauty standards in fashion have recently drawn attention to the appeal of the Hispanic persona.
Jennifer Lopez has become a symbol of the sexy diva Latina, while Oscar de la Renta is the male Latino style icon.
When the family immigrated will greatly affect the strength of the ties to this heritage and dating traditions.
The more generations away from the family's emergence into the New World culture, the smaller the differences between Hispanic and other races.
Don’t even think about not liking spiciness — that’s a no go!
There’s a Mexican expression, ”si no pica, no sabe” which means, “If it’s not spicy, it’s not tasty.” Don’t be surprised if you see a Mexican opening the door for his girlfriend, or even carrying her handbag. If a Mexican is swearing in front of, or even at you, then it’s a good sign.
Mexicans, especially men, start eating spicy food from a young age, so by the time they’re adults it’s practically a competitive sport.
It’s perfectly normal for a Mexican man at age 25 (or 50 something) to still be asking his mom to cook him some quesadillas.
Many modern Latinos have become mostly Americanized, but the typical contemporary Hispanic doesn't want to completely lose the connections to his or her culture.