In Portland, by contrast, most of his friends were in long-term relationships with people they’d met in college, and were contemplating marriage.

Jacob was single for two years and then, at 26, began dating a slightly older woman who soon moved in with him.

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Almost immediately, he was surprised by the difficulty he had meeting women.

Having lived in New York and the Boston area, he was accustomed to ready-made social scenes.

She seemed independent and low-maintenance, important traits for Jacob.

Past girlfriends had complained about his lifestyle, which emphasized watching sports and going to concerts and bars.

Plus you can weed out weirdos before you actually meet.

Just beware of misleading profiles: guys who cover up their faces with sunglasses or baseball caps to hide how they really look, selfie-mirror dudes and any man with his shirt off (unless you are looking for a one night stand too).

4 - Avoid Peter Pan Image of Peter Pan: Shutterstock Deciding to date from the expat pool can be risky indeed.

On the one hand you don´t need word reference to send a Whatsapp message to them, on the other hand beware of the immature travelling type who will not only avoid commitment with any woman, but also be incapable of simple tasks like wearing a pair of matching socks or having a bank account.

The Dos and don'ts of dating a Spanish woman From our other editions: If, on the other hand, you’re looking for love in another of The Local’s countries then we have plenty more tips for you.