If she doesnt like you, she wont come out, or if her family doesnt like you, they could throw you water to make you go.
Expert: Edith Esquivel - 12/6/2004 Question What makes the dating rituals from a Mexican Cultural perspective different from and American's Perspective? Country side is more conservative, and people from the city are more like Americans.
I have noted this differences because I have lived in both, although I grew up in Mexico City, one of the largest in the world.
First of all, let me tell you that dating rituals in Mexico are not that much different from the ones in America, they vary from place to place, specially between the city and the countryside.
Your question is very interesting, and at the same time, its difficult to generalize and answer from a single point of view.
In general, women are not expected to take the iniciative in selecting a mate, even a dancing mate.
We are used to wait until the man invites us to go out. Men are expected to be very polite and romantic during the dating period.Little things like opening the cars door for her, or letting her enter first to a place, are still "in" at our society, although most men dont do it, they gain points if they do. Im not sure if the correct translation with be "serenade".It consists of going at night to the womans house with a "mariachi" (or at least, a friend with a guitar), and sing to your lovers window until she comes out.Mexican couples are used to show affection in public.They walk and talk holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc. Mexican women are, at least, superficially conservative, and reject sexual approach during the first months of dating.We rarely accept a sexual relationship without a serious commitment.