We both liked each other and did not want to be with anyone else, so we didn't bother to delay something we both wanted.
There is no word for this in Portuguese because this type of behavior happens constantly; it’s expected.
Furthermore, being “carinhoso” (affectionate) is integral to Brazilian relationships and the lack of “carinho” (affection) in many American relationships is probably one reason why Brazilians have labeled Americans as “cold.”From the start, my Brazilian boyfriend was super “carinhoso” with me, regardless of whether we were alone or in front of his friends and family.
So, American guys, listen up: While the Brazilian society is far from perfect, there are definitely a few things that you could all stand to learn from your South American counterparts when it comes to wooing a girl. One thing I love about Brazilian guys is that they don't beat around the bush.
Irresistible lure aside, after spending nine months in Brazil, I came to really appreciate certain facets of romance and dating there that tend to be lackluster stateside.
Not that I encourage couples to make out for hours in front of me on the subway, but since when did it become a crime to kiss your partner or be publically in love?
I find it interesting that in the US, we have a term for publicly showing affection (“PDA”).
There is just something about them that always seems to pull me in — can you blame me?
I admit that a fair share of Brazilian men have entranced me.
Once again, such a word does not exist in the Portuguese language because Brazilians do not make such a big deal out of dating.