In the US, this type of thing is pretty much understood, unless you want to gain the “clingy” label.
But my ex found this (strange), saying that in Brazil, couples do not leave one another’s side if they are out together because if they do, it sends the message that one is single.
Since being in Brazil, I have gotten more used to it, since everyone seems to do it, but it just has always seemed so cheesy and high-schoolish to me.
In the US, the Facebook relationship status is not taken so seriously.
While I do think a little bit of jealousy is healthy in a relationship – it shows that the person cares – I found that Brazilians tend to be jealous to an unhealthy level.
I was talking with a French guy the other night and he was saying how in Brazil, if you aren’t in a relationship, it’s seen as weird.Updated side note: I recently went on a few dates with a Brazilian guy (here in the US) – on just our second date, he said to me “Voce quer namorar comigo? His behavior that proceeded therefore came as no surprise – I only heard from him sporadically after that…he sent me the occasional message saying that he felt “saudades” for me (missed me)…but that was it.From my experience, many Brazilians tend to throw around the word “namorar”, not holding much meaning to it.” “But you know that guys are going to hit on you, right? In the US, it is considered normal and healthy to spend time apart from one’s significant other.Americans like to go out with their friends and have “girls nights” – same goes for guys.In the US, dating is a bit more practical and less rushed – people like to take their time, date different people (probably simultaneously) and then make an educated decision.