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.
Today I bring you Holly, who lives and works in northwest Spain. She was one of the many to contact after I posted a plea in some Facebook groups. Welcome, Holly!
Holly, again, pleased to have you. Could you please introduce yourself for blog readers?
Hi! My name is Holly Mckendry, I’m twenty-four years old, and I live in Oviedo, Spain. I arrived here two years ago with a job as a language assistant. I first came to Spain to study abroad for a summer in Valladolid; after about a week there, I decided that there was just something about Spain. I wanted to learn Spanish and to really experience the culture, but there just wasn’t enough time to do it all in one summer, so two years later I came back!
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.