Plus you can weed out weirdos before you actually meet.
Just beware of misleading profiles: guys who cover up their faces with sunglasses or baseball caps to hide how they really look, selfie-mirror dudes and any man with his shirt off (unless you are looking for a one night stand too).
Latin American guys are good for this reason (though wrong for so many others). These places are sweaty, sleazy pulling fests where the weak do not survive.
Beware of guys who are looking for a ‘2 for 1’ bonus of sex with you and free English classes. if your Spanish level isn´t great, you could end up dating a boring loser and not even realize until he has cleared out a drawer for you in the wardrobe of his mum´s house where he lives.
If he has only lived with 'madre' and his accommodating sisters, then you could be looking at an uphill battle not to take over this role and do the lion's share of the housework.
Try and date a guy who has already lived with someone and therefore comes adequately trained.
10 - Remember that old traditions die hard Of course Spain has come a long way in terms of equality between men and women, but there is still a long way to go.
7 - Forget about timekeeping Photo of a woman with clock: Shutterstock Don't expect fixed plans days in advance with a slow build up, or even a clear idea of what you will be doing and when.
Sally Fazakerley is a British woman in her early 30s who has been living in Madrid since 2010.
After finishing her degree in Psychology she moved to Spain to teach and sing in a band while undertaking an unofficial psychological study of Spanish men.
4 - Avoid Peter Pan Image of Peter Pan: Shutterstock Deciding to date from the expat pool can be risky indeed.
On the one hand you don´t need word reference to send a Whatsapp message to them, on the other hand beware of the immature travelling type who will not only avoid commitment with any woman, but also be incapable of simple tasks like wearing a pair of matching socks or having a bank account.