My boyfriend have been dating 8 years
The “gringo effect” is the reaction a foreign guy gets from girls here in Medellin.It is an immediate sense of curiosity that some Colombian women have upon meeting a foreigner.He DOES know the director of one of the departments (who is above my boss) but he does not have any background in our line of business.I am bothered by this, because we have a young, close-knit, but male-dominated company, I would see him daily, and to make matters worse, I sit at the front desk, like a receptionist (despite being an analyst).
And when you do, it’s essential that you make it clear that this is not about you feeling awkward about working with an ex.
It is hard for one’s true personality to translate when speaking another language, but luckily I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have learned enough Paisa slang to be my witty self.
I have found that Medellin women, as in most parts of the world, love compliments and like it when a guy can make them laugh.
Our breakup wasn’t one of those super-nasty violent ones, but I clearly expressed my desire to end the relationship (repeatedly) and finally was able to make the break-up “stick.” He has persistently tried to get me back, ignoring my wishes to end the relationship, and called and texted me repeatedly, stuff like that.
Mainly, it was just a nuisance, (nothing threatening) and it got so intrusive that I had to spell it out in bold capital letters “DO NOT CONTACT ME, do not call, do not text, do not email,” in bold letters (despite not having any real hatred for him).I am actually Colombian, my family is Colombian, and more importantly (aside from my height, 6’2″) I look Colombian.