They wanted to meet them and learn more about them, rather than “I’m going out with so and so.” And questions most parents ask, “Where did you meet him? Melissa Garcia, a graduate from the University of California, Riverside states, “I think my parents main concern is that I date someone that can support me, but as a 2012 Latina, that is not needed anymore.
I think I am capable of fending for myself.” We all have different experiences especially since we all come from different backgrounds.
One common stereotype is dating within one’s culture.
Latinas from a traditional family have been raised to be a slave to their man.
They are never to show off or brag, which can affect their self-esteem.
It may have been like this a long time ago specifically for our grandparents and great-grandparents during a time where things were more traditional, and the world wasn’t so modern.
As a 22 year-old Latina I can say first hand that things have changed tremendously, at least for my family.
They have been taught to be coy about sex, taking a demure approach to dating and relationships.