At first glance, Medellin women do not perceive me as a foreigner due to the way I look.So I do not have that instant “gringo effect” on them.The “gringo effect” is the reaction a foreign guy gets from girls here in Medellin.It is an immediate sense of curiosity that some Colombian women have upon meeting a foreigner.This has proven to be essential for me when picking up women in Medellin. Socially, women are a little different than the southern California women I was used to picking up.It is not usual for women in Medellin to go out by themselves just to let loose.Here in Medellin, you do NOT need to play that game.
Many guys who come to Colombia cannot pick up girls in their own native language let alone in Spanish and some even have the audacity to say that the women here are just “gold diggers” or “too difficult” and that is not accurate at all.
Actually, I got more instant attention in Southern California; the “Latino effect.” The only thing that makes me stand out to women here is my height, thank God for that one tall great uncle! Regarldess, I look on the bright side and see this as an advantage.
I speak Spanish fluently; therefore, I can’t play the “…no jaaabl0 Españoler mucho bueno. I’m naturally outgoing and funny, so I can really be myself when speaking Spanish.
Most of my close friends here in Medellin are foreigners and I have seen girls break their neck checking them out as we walk down the street.
So I do not get that immediate attention here in Medellin.