When weighing on whether to start dating a Puerto Rican man, you have to keep an open mind. There are many hot Puerto Rican men, dying to share their passion with someone special.
If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Puerto Rican men compare in all categories.
There are also many American women looking for Puerto Rican men, meaning that Puerto Rican men have many qualities.
And I will not only talk about that, but show it to you with numerous photos and Instagram profiles in this guide o’ mine!
And if you wish to learn more about Puerto Rican dating culture, all the better.
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Prepare yourself to take some notes and let’s get you prepped up for international dating.
What are Puerto Rican men like?
Of course, there are Puerto Rican guy stereotypes, but wouldn’t you like seeing what it’s really like dating a Puerto Rican guy?
Reading this text will help you find a thousand more reasons to put your prejudices away and realize how many good traits Puerto Rican guys have.
Why wouldn’t we just start beat those Puerto Rican men stereotypes with telling you how many good traits Puerto Rican males have and what makes them so perfect for international dating.
When it comes to looks, Puerto Rican guys have only one flaw – their height.
Average male height in Puerto Rico is 5,5” (or 165 cm for my European friends!), which is shorter than most of the European and American males.
But, they don’t lack their self-confidence since they look absolutely gorgeous!
Oh, that perfect bronze tan which can go from very light to sexy dark perfectly combined with those pucker lips…
If you have ever tried to imagine Apollo, the most beautiful god in the Greek mythology, sexy Puerto Rican men can be your analogy here (with a few more inches in height).
Puerto Rican men pay attention to what they look like very much, so they make sure that they never leave their houses if they haven’t previously taken a bath and put a bottle of perfume on their handsome bodies.
They may not be too active, as in doing many sports, but hot Puerto Rican guys never miss their appointment at the gym.
Which means the number of handsome Puerto Rican guys is sharply increasing!
When you add their special outfits that point out their perfectly shaped arms and booties, you have no choice but to sit and day dream about what are Puerto Rican guys in bed like.
If you are dating Puerto Rican guys, I am so damn sure your favorite thing is kissing those pink lips and looking at those dark, warm eyes.
Typical Puerto Rican men have dark hair and eyebrows, which outstandingly points out their beautiful face features.
So, when thinking about what are Puerto Rican guys like in relationships, simply imagine yourself laying on their chest and being hugged by those strong arms.
Man, is that something!
No matter how great of a body someone has, it can often go unnoticed if that someone looks like a slob or if their style works against them.
Luckily, handsome Puerto Rican men have great style that can go from casual to formal.
Daily, they wear tight T-shirts that point out their great bodies, but since it’s hot in Puerto Rico, they often wear linen shirts with floral designs and light pants in some neutral colors, to perfectly match those colorful shirts.
Accessories are mostly about discrete leather bracelets and a simple belt, which usually matches their light leather moccasins.
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the physical trait ratings for Puerto Rican men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Puerto Rican men we see on Tinder. We call it the 1,000 Tinder swipe rating. It is extremely accurate and gives a very good overall picture of the men and how attractive they are.
This is how it works.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Puerto Rico and took note of how many handsome men there are. We jotted down how many 8’s, 9’s and 10’s there are based on their profile pictures. Here is a quick breakdown.
- 0-100 is poor
- 100-200 is OK
- 200-300 is Good
- 300 – 400 Is Incredible
- 400 + is Mindblowing (There are only a few of these)
With a Tinder Plus subscription, you can teleport to anywhere in the world and swipe for yourself. Find out more below In the section about how to meet Puerto Rican men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
Character Traits of Puerto Rican Men
We all agree on the fact that no matter how good looking someone is, their character is what we hold onto in the long run.
Physical appearance is something that attracts us in the first place, but we have to see what are Puerto Rican guys like to decide whether to indulge in Puerto Rican dating culture with single Puerto Rican guys or not.
1. Gentleman rating
Puerto Rican men are very compassionate and committed to their families and women since they are raised to respect their mothers and older relatives primarily.
Therefore, Puerto Rican men are taught to treat their women with a great amount of respect.
Thus, they are always acting like real gentlemen when taking their date out for dinner, with opening car doors, bringing flowers, etc.
When you meet Puerto Rican guys, this kind of mannerism is expected. They also know how to take care of you. They pay attention to keeping you warm and safe, so you will always feel great around them.
On the other hand, they got 8/10 for this trait because, if they run into some of their friends or cousins on the street, they can leave you standing next to them and getting bored.
God, those conversations can last forever, I swear…
Like Mexican men, Puerto Rican men will walk you home and cover most of your expenses.
For example, he will be the one to pay for dinner even though you were the one to ask him out, unlike Swedish men that like to split the bill no matter how much they like you.
You can also expect to get presents occasionally when having a Puerto Rican boyfriend.
Puerto Rican people are very diverse, so unlike Koreans, they won’t stare at you on the street if you are a foreigner.
But if you are looking for single Puerto Rican men, I am sure you will find a way to get their attention and start your journey in the sphere of international dating.
Typical Puerto Rican guys will seem like gentlemen when they come to a bar you went out to just to give you a blazer, but don’t be fooled by their charm because they probably did it to see what you are doing when he is not around.
Sneaky and clever, I know!
Puerto Ricans suffered consequences of colonialism, first being under the Spanish control and now under the control of the United States of America.
Even so, they never let their guard down and allowed themselves to lose compass of who they really are.
Puerto Rican people are proud of their Caribbean and African origin which gave them diversity they are proud of.
When Americans came with the intent to spread Protestantism, Puerto Ricans started to follow religious customs for their purposes in unconventional ways to show rebellion.
They are very expressive and find that it is important to speak up, but their demonstrations are never violent or hateful. They have their goal in the focus.
And as for the nation, the same stands for each individual.
Puerto Rican men have a nasty temper, so sometimes they will hurt you by saying the things they don’t mean.
This can’t really be count as dishonesty, right, because things said in affect are not true.
Nevertheless, Puerto Rican guys are always honest because of their openness and friendliness, so they never see the need for lying.
They are aware of the possibility to be rejected because of their possessiveness or the need to be dominant in a relationship, so honesty is a virtue they are not afraid to show.
Almost every girl you ask will tell you that when dating Puerto Rican men, you are dating honest and faithful men.
When wondering what are Puerto Rican men like in relationships, this is one of the most common answers you will get.
Among their many qualities, this is one of the most important ones. You have to know you can trust someone if you are committing to them and sharing your life with that someone.
Puerto Ricans are raised to be family-oriented, like Mexicans, so they feel obligated and are also expected to take care of their families and close ones.
This means their loyalty is not in question and when thinking about cheating they just imagine what it would be like for them to be cheated.
5. How protective are they?
As mentioned above, Puerto Rican men have the habit to walk their dates home, bring her a jacket if she’s somewhere, etc.
But some of these actions have hidden meanings.
If you end up running into your Puerto Rican boyfriend when going out with your friends, trust me, that is not by accident.
He is probably sneaking around to secretly check up on you and see if some random guy (even a waiter) has given you any suspicious looks or attempts to hook up with you.
I think this pretty much tells the story of their protectiveness, which is usually not an essential concern of your well-being, but his ego trying to appease his consciousness.
If you put this aside, the point is that Puerto Rican boyfriend will keep you safe all the time.
You just have to make sure they trust you and to be willing to act according to their jealousy.
This refers to the way you dress up for a night out and to the way you interact with the men you see or start talking to.
6. How resourceful are they?
Puerto Rico is not really a developed country, meaning that the jobs and salaries Puerto Ricans have are not so high.
But since the expenses in this country are not too high either, average salaries are quite enough for the needs of Puerto Ricans.
Puerto Rican men are living their lives to the fullest, so they have enough resources to take you to a dance club, buy you dinners, pay for your casual everyday rendezvous, etc.
Since Puerto Rico is a beautiful and interesting country, locals who are into a touristic business are usually in a better financial situation than the ones doing ordinary, more conventional or agricultural jobs.
There is certainly no need to worry because no one will take you out to have the time of your life like a Puerto Rican guy, so all material worries would disappear.
Puerto Rican men are always making sure that they are providing everything for their families, kind of like Mexicans, but in not so mature way like them.
They are aware that they are some kind of the family’s backbone, but they are simply not mature enough to keep all of their traits in a positive direction.
Let me explain if this made a little confusion.
As I said, Puerto Rican men have a nasty temper. They excessively overreact over the smallest things, easily get upset if you say even a white lie, and find it very hard to forgive you.
Even a small deviation from what they think you should behave like is considered as your attempt to deceive them or make them look ridiculous.
This huge ego and possessiveness of Puerto Rican guys is the main reason the dominant women are leaving them. This immaturity sometimes simply can’t be tolerated.
Since they are family-oriented, the positive thing I could say is that they tend to be good husbands and fathers, having no problem to settle down in their late twenties.
Puerto Rican men are full of themselves.
If you are a girl looking for directions and end up asking a single Puerto Rican guy to help you, you will see a shy but polite guy willing to help you.
But only seconds later, this shy guy is turning into a macho man, full of self-confidence, making friendly conversations and wanting to see you again.
Their timidity is just their cover-up, so don’t be surprised if they magically change their mask and become these confident cuties.
It is not surprising to realize that Puerto Rican men have high self-confidence because they know how hot they are.
But that’s often not enough so they have this habit of going to a hairdresser in literally every two weeks.
It doesn’t matter if we find their haircuts too aggressive or weird, they only care about what they think of it and there’s nothing you can do to prove them wrong.
Stubborn creatures, yeah…
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
Like Cubans and Mexicans, Puerto Ricans also have customs that request big family gatherings, with lots of food, people, loud music, dancing, and laughter.
Because of their passion, compassion, and an edgy temperament, there is no surprise in experiencing a fight on a family reunion.
They are loud, open, very gesticulated and consider themselves always right until proven wrong. This is why their gatherings can be stressful or unpleasant if you are a stranger in Puerto Rican’s house.
Don’t be shocked if a Puerto Rican man starts talking to you on the street or starts dancing with you in a club. Dancing is what makes them Puerto Ricans.
I believe this pretty much gave you the answer on whether they are a friendly or reserved type of people.
Whether you are an extrovert or introvert type of girl, if you are dating a Puerto Rican guy and he asks you to join his family’s dinner, you won’t pass the test by sitting in the corner observing and trying to stay out of the dancing and conversations, so you better prepare!
Score over 7 on the overall score puts Puerto Rican men well in the top ladder and that should come as no surprise.
They are fun and love hanging out with beautiful chicks.
Whether in the club or at the beach, you are sure to have a wonderful time with these handsome Puerto Rican who are naturally inclined to treat their ladies right.
They are not angels, though. Read on to find out what the drawbacks of dating a Puerto Rican man is – and see lots of pictures too.
Pros and Cons of Dating a Puerto Rican Man
Perfection is impossible and rather boring, so why would we expect it from any guy?
Surely, Puerto Rican men have some flaws, but it is on you to decide what traits you like and dislike, and by doing that you will maybe find yourself a close to perfect Puerto Rican match.
Let’s help you with your decision by giving you a closer look at Puerto Rican man’s qualities.
1. Puerto Rican men in bed are kings
This is definitely something you are aware of when meeting a Puerto Rican guy, but when you experience it – you are left speechless.
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The bed is a Puerto Rican man’s territory. He knows your week spots; he is passionate and tireless, giving his best to please you with such ease.
He is very gifted to make intimate time with him feel like heaven and an unforgettable experience. Something like once in a lifetime opportunity that doesn’t go unnoticed.
2. They are party experts
Puerto Rican guys are always in trending when it comes to new places to go to, so they will always have ideas for where to take you when they want you to have a great time.
These bars, dance clubs, coffee shops, are all places where you can meet Puerto Rican men.
But you have to know how to dance!
Puerto Rican men are sensual, sexy, stylish and hot, like the dances they are born to dance.
Merengue, salsa, and bachata are an unavoidable part of every celebration, gathering, holiday, and night out.
Latino music is cheerful, sensual, dynamic, simply the kind of music you won’t be able to say no to, and it is playing everywhere in Puerto Rico!
It’s like heaven on earth.
3. They have a great sense of humor
Even though their good sense of humor can be used as their weapon to charm you and make you stop being so serious, it is always welcome to be used as a mean to put a smile on your face.
Laugh is the best cure for everything, so there isn’t a girl that stays cold and serious to a great joke or a funny pick up line.
When you are dating someone, this is one of the most important things you are looking for in a man, right?
You want to know that when you start spending more time with your boyfriend, he will know how to make you feel better, cheer you up and entertain you.
No one enjoys spending time near negative people, or the ones that lack the good sense for humor.
1. You have to charm his mother
If you are interested in a serious dating with a Puerto Rican man and thinking about getting married someday soon, you have to be ready to put all your energy into charming his mother, your future mother in law.
I know this is the hardest thing ever, but she is his number one person that he has to answer to if she calls for example. She is also possessive, so it can be a bit rough to decrease tension between you.
In Puerto Rican dating culture, it is common for a man to introduce his girlfriend to his family after a few months of dating, so start preparing yourself for this challenge in time.
Puerto Rican guys are very affectionate to their mothers, a bit less than Mexican men.
2. They are extremely possessive and jealous
Puerto Rican men’s jealousy is more a part of their ego than their lower self-esteem. They were raised in a form of patriarchate, so it’s not unusual for them to feel as if a woman is a bit beneath them.
They have great respect for their mothers, but they have some strange demands when it comes to their girlfriends.
Puerto Rican guys are following some kind of conservatism when it comes to the way their girls should be dressed or how they should behave when surrounded by other men.
This kind of thinking maybe sounds normal to many of you, but it can become unnaturally unpleasant, when a girl is buying something in a store where a cashier is a man.
Jealousy and possessiveness are present in many cases like this – ordinary and common.
3. Rice and beans in every meal
If one day you decide to cook something for him, to surprise him and be a good girlfriend, he will enjoy it but he will most certainly put rice and beans in it.
There is literally no meal on earth that a Puerto Rican man won’t put additionally rice and beans, saying that the rice is healthy and beans so damn delicious.
Where to meet Puerto Rican men
Puerto Rican men are fun, going to the gym, hanging out with the guys and their family, having a coffee, etc.
If you are in Puerto Rico and are interested in international dating, finding a Puerto Rican guy to have fun with or something like that, any place that plays Puerto Rican music is the place to meet hot Puerto Rican men.
They are obsessed with dancing and enjoying life, taking the best parts of it. They are very loud so you won’t miss them anywhere, especially if they are laughing or having some stupid boys’ argument.
Dance clubs are Puerto Rican guys’ favorite places to go to, so when wondering how to meet Puerto Rican guys and where to do so, those are the best.
If you are not able to come to Puerto Rico but are interested in meeting Puerto Rican men, you can use Latin American Cupid, a Hispanic dating site with the base of more than three million members.
This dating site is a great way to find your Puerto Rican match and find out about Puerto Ricans before managing to come and visit their beautiful country.
When asking yourself where to meet Puerto Rican men, bars and beaches are not the only choices anymore, because Latin American Cupid has a membership of people from many Latin countries.
This dating site has connected millions of members so far and is proven to be a great place for finding your Latin match, completely free if you are prescribed for a Standard membership.
So stop wondering how to meet a Puerto Rican guy and check out this dating site!
How to conquer Puerto Rican man’s heart
Puerto Rican men are a bit edgy, fiery, and complicated, so you would definitely need some Puerto Rican men dating tips.
These several pieces of advice may seem a bit normal and mediocre, but once you neglect one of them you are at risk of listening to how you hurt your Puerto Rican boyfriend’s delicate feelings.
This is why tips for dating a Puerto Rican man can be a bit difficult to process.
Once you found out where to meet Puerto Rican men, it’s time to check out the best Puerto Rican guys dating tips.
1. Flirt with him
Puerto Rican guys are very compassionate and insist on keeping the things spicy and exciting. He will make you laugh all the time to keep it interesting, but you need to flirt with him to keep things interesting for him and to make him want you even more.
2. Give him compliments
It doesn’t matter he should be the one giving you compliments, his ego is rising and you need to nourish it or he would feel neglected and unsatisfied.
Never miss a chance to say something nice and polite, he would appreciate it more than you can imagine.
3. Respect his family
Puerto Ricans are very family-oriented and are very committed to their mothers and other family members. That is why you could never be a part of his life if you don’t try to impress and love his family.
4. Learn how to dance
Puerto Rican men are dancing in their sleep.
You can never escape from it.
They are dancing on the streets, in their living rooms, at work; they are relaxed and joyful, not even realizing that their hips are moving.
And one of the best Puerto Rican guy dating tips that I got before I started dating them, and that I am passing onto you now, is to learn how to dance!
Music and dancing are great parts of their culture and lives so you would embarrass yourself if you didn’t know how to dance, no matter where you are.
Seduce your Puerto Rican man with a dance and put your worries aside.
5. Never lie to him
If there is even a slight chance for your Puerto Rican boyfriend to find out you lied to him, you are in huge trouble.
He won’t become physically violent, of course, but he will shout and say god knows what, that can hurt you because be won’t be thinking clearly.
You can risk losing his trust, even though it was a small thing you lied about. His ego will be hurt.
6. Know when to stop
Puerto Rican men are a bit tough to handle, but you have to stay relaxed and not get hysterical over some things he had done that you resent him for.
He is stubborn, but he will quickly realize that there’s no point in arguing too long, so he will chill out, calm down and expect you to do the same.
If you can’t let it go and continue with the nagging and arguing, he will lose it because he is simply unable to tolerate a big fuss over something small.
I am not saying he is right, but men and women are different and are led by different priorities and behavior patterns.
7. Preserve your good-looks
Of course, your look will be the first thing he sees when you caught his eye so no matter how amazing you turn out to be, Puerto Rican guys have an obsession when it comes to their and their girls’ looks.
So after spending some time in a relationship with a Puerto Rican guy, make sure you are staying fit and sexy, the way you were when you two hooked up.
Check out more hot Puerto Rican men on Instagram
Top 3 hottest Puerto Rican men
1. Marc Anthony
Marc is one of the most popular American singers, songwriters, and actors with Puerto Rican origin. His songs are mostly recorded with a Latino rhythm, which made him worldwide popular.
His most known personal life fact is that he used to be married to a famous singer and actor Jennifer Lopez.
He started his career in 1988 and is still rocking the stage with his amazing voice and seductive look!
2. Ricky Martin
Ricky is also the globally famous Puerto Rican singer and actor who was lighting the musical scene for more than three decades.
He was regarded as a King of Latin Pop which made him become accepted as an eminent musician.
After many years of hiding, he came out of the closet and admitted he was a homosexual.
3. Amaury Nolasco
Amaury is a Puerto Rican actor and producer who became famous at his early age and then was seen in famous TV series Prison Break, CSI: NY, Justified, etc. and movies like Brother, Transformers and others.
He does charity and is a founder of The Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic humanitarian tournament.
And now you know what dating a Puerto Rican man is like!
You know what they are like and what to expect from them, you know where to meet them, and you know how to make them love you.
Put your dancing shoes on and go have some fun!