Vance here to answer all your pressing questions about Colombian women! Where can you meet them? How can you meet them? What is the best way to get a Colombian girlfriend? Are sexy Colombian girls really as ‘sexy’ as everyone says?
Strap yourself in, because all of these inquiries will be covered in today’s article!
If you were to ask a local why it is that Colombian girls are so sexy (don’t actually ask this, it’s a weird question), they may attribute it to the ethnic diversity of the nation.
Although on paper, Colombia seems no more or less ‘diverse’ than most Latin American countries (according to Wikipedia: 49% Mestizo; 37% White; 10.4% Black; 4.4% Amerindian), immigration to Colombia was actually quite diverse! Lebanese, Syrians, Palestinians, Spanish and even French, Italians and Germans all found their way to this country generations ago! Naturally, these populations intermingled and, well, genetically things seem to have worked out well.
Another quirk of Colombia and it’s female population is that they place a much higher importance on health and fitness than their neighbors (I’m looking at you, Ecuador and Peru!).
The simple combination of genetics with looks maximizing through exercise goes a long way to explain why Colombian girls are hot (in case you were wondering).
Oh, and a bit of plastic surgery never hurts either.
What is the Personality of Colombian Girls?
Of course, everyone’s personality is different. That’s kind of inherent to the work PERSONality…
That said, there are some similarities you’ll notice across most Colombian women in this sense.
First off, most girls down here are sweet and caring. They’ll take a genuine interest in where you’re from, if you’re enjoying their country and if people are treating you well.
Second, the girls are optimists! No matter how poorly things may be going in their personal or professional life, they tend to remain happy and positive.
Third, Colombian women are quite agreeable. I don’t mean passive or submissive, but rather they’re unlikely to punish you for some kind of faux pas you make in conversation, or be needlessly confrontational (i.e nagging, or looking to start an argument for no reason).
Those are the positive aspects
What are the negative aspects of Colombian women, you ask?
Well, I’ve got a few of those as well!
First off, Colombian women aren’t exactly what I’d call the most trustworthy girls on earth. Unfortunately, lying is a way of life here (and in all Latin countries, to be honest). Now this isn’t necessarily due to malicious intent. Rather, it’s a non-confrontational culture that doesn’t like to say things to people that they don’t want to hear. For instance, if a Colombian girl doesn’t want to go on a date with you, rather than saying she’s not interested, she might lie and say she needs to go get her grandmother’s vacuum repaired or some other ridiculously false excuse.
Or, she may say she’s coming to the date and simply not show up. This is the famous Colombian flakiness you may or may not have already heard about.
An extension of this is that a Colombian girl may just pretend to like you and be interested in you in order to extract money out of you. This is common and although usually easy to detect…be careful! They are quite skilled at this.
Another potentially negative aspect of Colombian women is the fact that most come off as quite…well, empty headed. Like their only concern in life is getting their hair done and going shopping. I say ‘potentially’ negative because some men may find this endearing. But if you’re looking for someone to talk politics or international affairs, or the meaning of life. An intellectual woman. Yeah, don’t look for that in Colombia.
Where to meet Colombian Women (the best cities!)
Moving on…what are the best cities to meet Colombian women?
Much of this information is already covered in my Colombia Guides, but it takes some time to make the comparisons for yourself. This makes things easier.
So read on. Especially if you think Medellin is still the best city for this sort of thing.
Oh my, how things have changed.
Here are the seven best cities for meeting Colombian women
Bucaramanga is one of my favourite cities for meeting Colombian women. It’s safe, picturesque, well-organized and the food is among the best in the country (although, admittedly, that isn’t saying much…). It’s a place I could see myself staying long term. And, although it doesn’t get as much attention as Medellin or Cali, it has some truly amazing ladies. Personality-wise, they rank among the best. They aren’t as manipulative or money-hungry as girls from bigger cities or the coast. Very genuine and warm-hearted. If you’re looking for cute Colombian girls that aren’t after your wallet, then Bucaramanga is a good city to check out.
The reason it doesn’t rank higher on the list is due to its size. With a population of just over 500,000 people, you may find your options slightly more limited than in other cities in the country. I’d say that Bucaramanga is a place to find a more serious partner rather than engage in a series of flings. If you’re thinking of putting your player days behind you, give it a shot. Otherwise, stick to more populated metropolises.
Coming in at number 6 is the capital of the country. As Colombia’s biggest city, I couldn’t very well leave Bogota off of this list. It has some of the best nightlife in Latin America, and girls here certainly know how to party. If you love that big city vibe and never want to run out of options for nightlife, look no further – Bogota is the place you should hang your hat.
The reason it’s so far down the list is due to the fact that, in terms of women, it doesn’t really offer too much more than any other major Latin American city (OK, the girls are hotter than they are in Lima or Mexico City). Although they are beautiful in their own right, girls from Bogota lack the drop-dead sexiness that you’ll find in Medellin, and the overwhelming sensuality that you’ll get with girls from Cali. Also, since there are a lot of foreigners in the city now, you won’t have the exotic factor you’ll receive in other cities such as Pereira or Manizales.
Although I immensely enjoyed my time in the capital, I couldn’t find it in me to rank it higher. I know many will disagree.
Yes *jaw drop* the city of Medellin ranks no higher than 5th on my list. Why? Simply because it has been played out. 15 years ago, Medellin would have had the uncontested first spot as the best city for meeting Colombian women. Tourists were few and girls were curious. However, since then it has been saddled with gringos and a reputation as a sex tourist destination (although perhaps not as serious of one as Cartegena). This means that, not only will you have zero novelty as a tourist, you will have to prove that you are not just visiting the city for sex (which may or may not be true, depends on the reader!). But this doesn’t change the fact that the girls are amazingly attractive in Medellin. Style is a bit odd though..expect lots of fanny packs and bright-coloured tight pants.
*Another jaw drop.*
I know, you probably think it’s generous – if not entirely misguided – to name Manizales as the 4th best place for meeting Colombian girls when many people have scarcely heard of it. But this very thing will play heavily to your advantage. A quick Wikipedia search will alert you of the fact that there are heaps of universities here and heaps of young people. What there isn’t, is heaps of tourists. However, one caveat: if you don’t have at least basic Spanish, give it a miss. The English isn’t so sharp here. Also, while the girls are sweet, they’re not quite as pretty as in many parts of the country. Manizales is often overlooked by tourists because the nightlife is virtually non-existent during the week, and the weather is somewhat miserable (quite a bit of rain). I can’t see this city ever becoming too saturated.
First thing’s first: You Need To Know Some Spanish if you want to come here to. If you haven’t smashed Pimsleur’s language lessons, stick to Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena. BUT, if you can defend yourself in the idiom, this is a very good place for a man to chill out for awhile and meet some girls from Colombia. I’ve ranked Barranquilla third because the ladies here are cool and down to earth. While it might not be the easiest city for hooking up in Colombia, it is definitely one of the best for meeting and forming a good connection with the gals…before hooking up with them later on ;).
I love Pereira. Don’t get me wrong, the city itself is fairly uninspiring and there’s really nothing to do during the day besides go to the mall, but the girls make up for it. Again, a little Spanish will take you a long way here. If you don’t speak any, you might find it difficult. But, by all accounts, it’s easy to hook up and a good city for getting to know Colombian ladies. And although I wasn’t really up for the style (I only know how to describe it as barrio), the girls here are good looking.
Also, learn how to dance if you’re going to come here.
Congrats, Cali. You take the crown. Colombian girls here in Cali are less stuck up than Medellin, less cold than Bogota, and more or less as attractive as the latter. Enough girls here know English that you can get by – your time would be better spend learning how to dance. A few young women even live alone or with roommates, although by no means are they in the majority. And last, and arguably most importantly, it’s easy to hook up with a girl here. I can say, with enough confidence to be confident, that Cali is the best city for meeting Colombian women.
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How to Meet Colombian Girls
Right, so I’ve covered what Colombian women are like and where to meet them. But how should you go about meeting Colombian women?
Due to their outgoing nature, Colombian girls don’t mind being approached or flirted with…they’re used to it! If you’re getting a SIM card in the mall or buying a pair of jeans, you can certainly flirt with an employee, try to get her phone number. Not saying it’s always going to work, but they won’t look at you like you’re crazy or violating their human rights (like they might in the United States).
Shopping was just an example. Same thing applies to a girl you like in a park, cafe, wherever. Point is, it’s not taboo to approach women in normal, day-to-day situations.
Now, the way in which you’ll want to approach women in Colombia is slightly more complicated. Foreigners don’t have the greatest reputation here. Locals are not naive to the fact that many gringos are in Colombia for sex tourism, and they ain’t exactly happy about this fact.
You must keep this in mind. If you’re going to approach a girl, do so respectfully! Don’t start talking about sex or kissing her…she’s still a stranger, bro. Just say hello, ask some questions about the neighborhood, the food, the weather. If you get along well, try for the number.
It’s also worth mentioning that, outside of Bogota, English proficiency is not particularly high here in Colombia. You’ll need to know at least basic Spanish to get anywhere here.
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Online Dating in Colombia
This post would be nowhere near complete without talking about online dating in Colombia. After all, online dating is by far the best option for guys looking to meet quickly and easily and/or for guys who aren’t interested in talking to random women on the street.
Here are three solid options for online dating in Colombia. There are more, but I’ve found these applications to have the best return on investment.
Tinder is the most widely-used online dating app by women in Colombia. If you’re looking for the application with the most sheer amount of women on it, this is your answer. However, this comes with downsides. A huge portion of women using Tinder in Colombia will be prepagos, or, prostitutes essentially. You’ll have to pay them for your time. If you’re not into that, this isn’t a great app to use, as you’ll have to do quite a bit of filtering to find ‘normal’ girls.
The fact that the most women use Tinder also means that the most men use Tinder, so you’ll also be competing with scores of thirsty guys of all ages. These girls’ inboxes are FULL. This often means that while you may match with girls on the app, you won’t get too many responses to your messages. For the average guy, if you send twenty messages, maybe one or two girls will even respond. If that sounds lame, let me introduce you to option 2.
Bumble is similar to Tinder in its user interface, but there are some key differences about the app. First off, it has a bigger barrier to entry than Tinder. You have to answer some personal questions about what you’re looking for, you have to verify your identity, list your interests, etc. This means that scammers, prostitutes etc, don’t usually bother with it. So, although it has less users than Tinder, the Colombian girls on Bumble are, for the most part, just regular girls not looking for pay for play or to scam you. You’ll find more middle/upper class girls on Bumble, more university educated, better girlfriend material, etc. You may get less overall matches on this app, but the response rate you’ll get from the ladies will be better.
3. Colombian Cupid
Your other option for online dating in Colombia is Colombian Cupid. This is typically the resource I recommend, but it isn’t for everyone. For instance, if you find you’re receiving a ton of messages on Bumble and Tinder, going out on good dates and meeting good women, you probably don’t have to bother with Colombian Cupid.
What I will say though, is that if you’re struggling to meet girls on the two aforementioned apps, you WILL meet women on Colombian Cupid. This is because it tends to have a better female to male user ratio, and the girls are more serious about dating and relationships (it’s more of a relationship-oriented app).
If you’re looking for something serious with a Colombian woman, and you aren’t having the success you’d like on Bumble and Tinder, I highly suggest Signing Up For Colombian Cupid instead.
How to get a Colombian Girlfriend
Speaking of relationships…if you’re looking for something serious as opposed to something casual. If you’re traveling to Colombia to get a Colombian girlfriend, how should you go about that?
As I just mentioned, Colombian Cupid is probably the most relationship-oriented dating app, so opt for that before the others if you want something real.
The other strategy I’d use for finding a Colombian girlfriend is to find girls who are open to meeting foreigners! A great way to do this is to join any expat group on facebook and attend things like meetups and language exchanges. These affairs are generally a 50/50 mix of locals and expats/tourists, so it’s a great place to meet local women!
An additional thing to keep in mind is that any Colombian looking to date a foreigner will want to have some kind of peace of mind that the said foreigner will actually be around. So, reassure them you will be! Whether this means frequent trips or moving to the country. I’ve written a post on how to move to Colombia as a foreigner if you’re serious about relocating. Of course, bringing a Colombian girl to your own country is an option, but that has complications, risks and pitfalls that is beyond this post!
All that said, the most important thing you can do to find a Colombian girlfriend is to Learn Spanish of course! If you want a fully comprehensive course that will teach you more than the Pick Up Spanish course I mentioned earlier, check out Pimsleur Latin American Spanish. You can use this link to sign up for a free seven day trial of Pimsleur.
What has changed in 2021?
So, what’s new in 2021? How have things changed?
Time for a brief, unofficial history lesson on tourism in Colombia!
Around 2013 or so, tourism to Colombia exploded, particularly to the city of Medellin. Now, before that time, being a foreigner or expat here meant something very different in regard to Colombian women — one’s ‘exotic status’ was through the roof just on account of being different than the locals! Sex and dating was a great deal easier before those days.
But this year?
Well, things have gotten slightly more complicated (well all know why…thanks COV*D…you cn*t)
The good news is that Colombia is still accepting tourists who present a negative test upon arrival.
Enough about this, though.
We all know Medellin has been saturated by foreign tourism for a long time now, nowadays you’ll see gringos in second or third tier cities, most notable places like Cali, Pereira and Bucaramanga.
Even certain parts of Bogota have seen gringos moving in in pretty large numbers.
Essentially, this means that foreigners here aren’t seen as anything special to Colombian girls — we’re not unique anymore! As a result, it’s a bit harder to get girls out on dates and/or to hookup.
So, what’s the solution?
There’s a sort of life hack you can do here in Colombia if you want to meet some ladies.
For instance, if you want to live in Medellin, you might be turned off knowing that it’s now one of the biggest expat hotspots in Latin America. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that this only applies to certain neighbourhoods (specifically Envigado, Poblado and, to a lesser degree, Laureles). Outside of these places, girls still aren’t used to seeing foreigners! As it applies to Medellin, if you were to live in Sabaneta or Belén — two neighbourhoods that are still nice and safe — you’ll find that you can relive that exotic status that folks enjoyed before 2013!
In short, my “life hack” for Colombian women in 2021 is this: move to a neighbourhood in the city of your choice that has not yet been dominated by foreigners. You’ll maintain your unique status and I think you’ll find you’ll have a lot more success with sexy Colombian girls ;).
I hope this guide has answered at least some of your questions and addressed some of your curiosities about Colombian women!
You have to take the good with the bad.
To sum up: yes, many Colombian women are sexy, sweet and caring…but many are also flakey, manipulative and lack depth. Nowhere is perfect, and it’s important that guys are aware of some of these negative things before jet-setting off to the land of sex, drugs and salsa.
That said…bottom line? Colombian women are STILL among the best in South America if not the world. The rumors are true! And if you do decide to travel to Colombia — which I genuinely hope you do — you will not be disappointed in the women.
Thanks for listening!
Until next time,
…oh! And don’t forget to check out some of my other articles about Colombian women!