Hey all! I’m back today with a slightly different perspective on what it means to date a Spaniard. This interview is from September (I know, I know: I’m a terrible blogger), so the dates they’ve been dating are slightly longer than he says.
Let’s see, my name is Zac, I’m 23 and I (like so many other Americans in Spain) am an Auxiliar de Conversacion. I’m from a small, tourist town in Arizona and I decided to come to Spain to be with my Spaniard, David, after graduating and having a short-lived attempt at teaching English in China.
Stop the presses. An American man married to a Spanish woman? Yep, guys, it’s possible and does happen. It’s not always the Spanish man romancing the foreign woman; in Ryan’s case, he was able to woo her all the way back in high school!
So, Ryan, tell us about yourself!
My name is Ryan, I’m 32, I’m an English teacher, I’m from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and I’m in Spain because the girl I love is here.
You’re dating a Spaniard. Ohh girl, what have you done?
No seriously, this series will be ongoing until all the Guiris dating a Spaniard stop, which I hope is never! I’d like to introduce you all to Annemarie.
Hey! So let us know who you are and what’s up please!
I’m Annemarie, and this will be my second year teaching English in Madrid. I knew I wanted to return to Spain after I spent a semester in college in Valencia. I have an undergraduate degree in international business and economics, and I never thought I would spend time working as a teacher.
Hi! Thanks for being a part of the series. Why don’t you let us know a bit about you?
Hi! I’m Nicole, a 22-year-old Florida native. I have been placed at a primary school in central Madrid to teach English, and I’ll be starting up this upcoming September! I fell in love with Spain and Europe when I studied abroad in Sevilla as an undergrad, so I couldn’t wait to get back after graduating.