Starting from the USA, all over Europe and Asia, on my way back I stopped by Argentina, a land of seductive and passionate rhythms, soccer and hot Argentinian men.
If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Argentinian men compare in all categories.
I would call myself an expert when it comes to international dating. I have experienced dating guys from all over the world, but hot Latinos have a special place n my heart.
In this guide, I will share some insights into an Argentinian dating culture, tell you what it is like to be dating an Argentinian man, and how to meet Argentinian men, I will even share a secret on whether the Argentinian men in bed are as passionate as they are in life.
Now that I have captured your attention, let’s roll.
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What are Argentinian Men Like?
To completely answer this question I must talk about what are Argentinian men like in relationships, and what are Argentinian men like physically and otherwise. Let’s start with the most obvious of it.
What Physical Traits Distinguish Argentinian Men from Other Men
One of the biggest Argentinian guy stereotypes includes their appearance. It is a common belief that people of South America all look alike, yet, typical Argentinian men rarely look similar to, say, Colombian men or Brazilian men.
The majority of them have European origin, and while some of them are Italian, or Spanish, a lot of them have Scandinavian and German, even Slavic origins due to the migrations in the late 19th and early 20th century.
This is why typical Argentinian guys have fairer skin and hair compared to other Latin American people.
They have round blue/green eyes, thick blond or light brown hair, sometimes even a bit reddish.
They also have big smiles with a mouth full of pearly white teeth and a youthful appearance throughout the years.
You would most certainly take off 5 years or more if you had to guess somebody’s age based on their faces alone. Talk about great genetics!
All of this is a problem if you are looking for a stereotypical Latino.
They are pretty stylish and dress casually. Free spirit and half-naked style is like their dress code!
Behind the clothes there are sexy bodies waiting to be discovered.
I found them very stylish (in their own way), but overall, you can’t compare them to Dutch people or, I don’t know… people of France.
Note supplémentaire - La note Tinder 1000 Swipe
On top of the physical trait ratings for Argentinian men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Argentinian 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 single women and how attractive they are.
Voilà comment cela fonctionne.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Argentina and took note of how many beautiful women 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 est pauvre
- 100-200 est OK
- 200-300 est bon
- 300 - 400 est incroyable
- 400 + est époustouflant (il n'y en a que quelques-uns)
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 Argentinian men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
What the handsome Argentinian guys lack appearance-wise in terms of their Latino origins, they make up for it in character.
They have that fiery and passionate outlook on life, and there will never be a dull moment if you are dating an Argentinian guy.
Gentleman Rating 9/10
Chivalry is not dead. Argentinian males are polite and will hold the door for you, and they will never allow you to pay for dinner or drinks.
However, do not expect a cold, sustained approach to chivalry, he will not politely bow to you as some British guys would do.
An Argentinian will more likely theatrically bow to the floor and announce that he is accompanied by a most beautiful girl.
For me, sometimes it was a bit too much.
Pride and integrity are a big deal for an Argentinian man.
He will gladly discuss his attitudes on the world economy, politics or sports, but you will be hard-pressed to change his mind on anything.
Your influence on his beliefs might be small, but you will be sure that other people can’t change his mind either.
A hot-blooded Argentinian man is honest to the bone. It is traditionally of great value in their culture so they will be direct and frank.
What is interesting is that they pay much attention not to offend anybody in conversation or any type of communication.
Also, they tend to exaggerate with compliments, so when you meet Argentinian men prepare yourself for a lot of “beautiful, my love” and other terms of endearment, they might sound dishonest, but they do that without any intention other than to make you feel good.
To learn and accept what are Argentinian guys like in relationships you will most probably have to redefine your understanding of the word ”loyalty”.
Will he cheat on you? Probably not, however, if you consider flirting with other girls a cheat, then you are in a bit of a problem.
Regardless of their relationship status Argentinian men will flirt with and try to charm any woman who talks to them (your grandmother, if they meet her is no exception, believe me).
On the other hand, they are religiously loyal to their favorite soccer team, their family, and their friends.
One of the most helpful tips for dating an Argentinian man I have gotten is: look for the wedding ring, otherwise, you might find yourself smitten by a married man in no time.
How protective are they?
A great thing about international dating is that you meet a different culture from the inside. In Argentina, being protective of their women is a must.
They will not allow for their girl to be cat-called (although they will spontaneously cat-call other people’s girlfriends).
I was really confused by this at first, but then I accepted it as a part of the culture was immersed in while dating hot Argentinian guys.
How resourceful are they?
Anything from politics to sports, from changing a tire to fixing the plumbing, an Argentinian guy will know.
They are very boastful of the fact that they are well-informed and well-versed in any kind of activity, especially if the activity is traditionally linked to the ‘stronger sex’.
Maturity is another term to possibly redefine when it comes to dating Argentinian guys. If you think it immature to constantly be late and forget or disregard previous agreements, then they are immature.
Add the fact that single Argentinian men usually live with their families until they get married, and you have the definition of immaturity.
On the other hand, they start working soon; they are well-educated and invested in cultural, national, and world issues.
Did you start redefining yet?
When it comes to self-confidence, a good-looking Argentinian guy oozes it through the way he speaks, the way he walks, the way he looks at you.
They are endlessly charming so the flaws they have are hidden deep beneath all the suave behavior.
Until there comes a time for your Argentinian beau to open up, you would think that nothing could shake him up.
Friendliness vs. Reserve
All Latinos are friendly and talkative and the Argentinians are no exception.
They will gladly communicate with everybody, in the street, in clubs (they will get you up and dancing in no time), during get-togethers,…
The only time they will refrain from communication is when their favorite soccer team is playing. But even watching a game is an occasion for the guys to get together, drink some beers and support their team.
As far as South America is concerned, Argentinian men remain the most gorgeous.
Apart from thriving nightlife and an outgoing culture, you will find men in the country very accommodating even though they can be very protective too.
They are also highly educated and love life to the fullest.
Soccer? That is their religion. To get hooked to one of these men, you need to start loving soccer too.
Are there any drawbacks to dating Argentinian men? Read on to find out.
Dating an Argentinian Man: Pros and Cons
To get more information on what are Argentinian guys like, keep on reading. I think you might like your odds.
Argentinian guys in bed
Passion is what characterizes the horizontal tango (pun intended).
Although you will most probably have to go to Telo (a sex motel) to enjoy a little bit of privacy, you will find the experience thrilling.
He will make you feel like a queen whispering sweet nothings and boosting your self-confidence.
Broadening your horizons
Single Argentinian guys will spontaneously teach you patience, adaptability, and flexibility (both mental and physical).
It might seem odd to go to a midnight dinner date after you have met him at the corner shop in the middle of the afternoon but just go with it.
It is usually not a booty call. It is an actual dating practice in Argentina.
For an Argentinian, you will always be better than any of his exes (if you do not end up getting married, his future GF will most certainly be better than you).
This eliminates the compulsion to badmouth his ex-girlfriend; he will do it instead of you.
And you will know that there is nothing to be afraid of, even before you get a bit paranoid when he ditches you to go watch a match with his friends.
If you are one of those galls who is looking to settle down and live blissfully ever after, run and run far.
Argentinian men are extremely passionate, jealous, and what a typical American girl would instantly characterize as ‘drama queens’.
Yes, they are endlessly charming and smooth-talking. Yes, they will treat you like a princess, but the moment they do not like something it is like an explosion.
An Argentinian is rarely capable of having a decent argument. They will yell, curse and flail their hand around you for the smallest things.
The upside is, though, a fight like that usually ends up with you two doing the horizontal tango.
So, if you are a bit of a drama queen yourself, or do not mind occasional sudden bursts of heightened emotion, you will be just fine.
Being late, forgetting about your plans or canceling them to be able to go watch a local soccer match with his friends are some things that are difficult to deal with on a daily basis.
Constantly reminding my Argentinian ex what we have agreed on made me feel like I was his mother and not a girlfriend.
I guess you would just have to get used to this and adopt a flaky way of life yourself in order not to go crazy.
The upside, again, is that they will not make a big deal if you cancel or forget plans with him.
How to meet an Argentinian man
Since you are one of the American women looking for Argentinian men, one of your main concerns is where to meet Argentinian men.
The most obvious and preferable answer would be to go to Argentina and meet sexy Argentinian men face to face.
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Yet, sometimes that is not an option so you have to resort to the second best thing which is online dating.
So before you venture to this fiery land and meet hot guys in the streets, clubs or basically anywhere you show, let me help you find an online way of meeting them.
I have gone through various options for dating websites for dating Argentinian men and LatinAmericanCupid rose up as the best option.
This website caters to those Latin Americans, including the Argentinians of course, who are open and into international dating.
So, normally, it welcomes people from all over the world who are into dating Latinos.
Even if you are not into international dating (but let’s face it, you are since you are reading this guide) there is an option for a friend finder and not only romance.
Girls, about 80% of the website’s structure are men, so you are bound to find sexy Argentinian guys to your taste.
The signup process is easy, you can complete it through Facebook and it will only take about 3 minutes. To be able to browse through the website you will be required to provide a photo.
Usually, the profiles are very detailed which helps you scan the right one for you, but since completing the profile is not necessary upon registration, some opt to leave it empty. There is a basic and extensive search.
On a free membership, you can only message premium members, and if you would like to message all of the members you will have to subscribe to premium. There are other ways of connecting: showing interest and adding to favorites.
There is an app that can be downloaded on Google Play Store for free for all of your active ladies out there. The app is user-friendly and glitch-free.
One of the best features of this website is Message Filter which enables you to block users you do not want attention from.
It is not the cheapest dating website out there, but it is worth it. Get going and meet Argentinian guys.
How to conquer an Argentinian man’s heart
Keep on reading for some more Argentinian guy dating tips and tricks.
Adapt to his lifestyle and start practicing it yourself. Their lifestyle is comparably way different from the USA lifestyle, so many of the things might be odd in the beginning.
The sooner you adapt, the sooner it will make this international dating all the more fun for you.
And remember never to nag him about his flakiness and laid-back attitude.
2. Equal measures
If it annoys you when he flirts with other women, do the same. Flirt with other guys and watch your Argentinian boyfriend claim back his territory.
It will be such fun for you and he will get even more attracted to you since they like a bit of challenge that is not common for the Argentinian women (they are already used to it).
3. Family and friends
One of the best Argentinian men dating tips is to get cozy and friendly with the family (especially mother and sisters) and his friends (when the guys accept you as a part of the group, you are in for the long run).
Joke around, show respect and be polite and you have a winner combo.
Even if you are not a fan of soccer, or football as they call it down there, to conquer an Argentinian man’s heart you will have to show appreciation for the team he loves.
He wouldn’t even mind if you fake it or not unless it is truly visible you are not enjoying it.
Wear a team’s jersey and order a round of beer for the guys, and you will be their lucky charm forever.
Passion is important for an Argentinian guy, and not just in the sack.
He likes a passionate and driven gal in all spheres of life, be it in the bedroom, at work, or for a cause.
Just be free to express your passion for anything that moves you, otherwise a hot-blooded Argentinian might find you cold and reserved.
Barrière de la langue
After you have learned how to meet an Argentinian guy and where to meet Argentinian guys, and most importantly, how to find your way to their hearts, you are now concerned about actual communication.
Chances are you know a little bit of Spanish already, but, if you do not, try learning some basic expressions before you go to Argentina and meet handsome Argentinian men.
There are two reasons for this.
First of all, it is a matter of politeness to learn some basic language of the country you are visiting, and the effort will be appreciated since the Argentinian guys are very friendly and patient when it comes to communication with foreigners.
Second of all, it is sadly one of the Argentinian men stereotypes that they can actually speak English well.
They will be able to maintain a basic conversation, but anything further than that will go like this: you say something in English, he says something in Spanish, and … well, that’s it and the romance dies.
Learn Spanish before you go. Even if you come across a rare bird who actually speaks English, you will be able to enjoy the sweet nothings he whispers in your ear, and always in Spanish.
And why wouldn’t he? ‘Mi Corazon’ sounds way sexier and romantic than ‘my heart’.
Top 3 Hottest Argentinian men
Choosing the hottest Argentinian men should have been easy since they are hot as a nation, yet I did have trouble picking just three because I wanted to include, well, almost all of them.
But let’s see who made it.
1. Lionel Messi
One of the best and one of the most famous soccer players in the world, Lionel Messi is born and raised in Argentina.
You could argue with me that he is not the most beautiful of all the Argentinian guys out there, but he is handsome as hell and has a killer six-pack, and I would always go for that before a pretty face.
Add the signature Argentinian charm to this and you have a winner.
He was born in 1987, and at 17 he became a member of Barcelona’s first team, with his talent and hard work becoming more and more noticed. Starting from 2005 he has been a member of Argentina’s national team.
Girls al over the world have been pining for him, for years, so you can just check out his games and/or photos and see what the fuss is all about.
And, knowing about soccer can score you some points with your own soccer-loving Argentinian boyfriend.
2. Rodrigo Guirao Díaz
An Argentinian actor, model, and a quintessential heartthrob, Rodrigo Guirao was born in 1980 in Argentina and has been present in our lives ever since 2002.
His career is mostly focused on acting in Argentinian TV shows including Rebelde Way, Amas de Casa Desesperadas, Son de Fierro, and more.
If you would like to enjoy his boyish, babyface, deep blue eyes and a stunning physique, you can choose to watch some of his series and movies or just Google some photos and enjoy.
3. Sebastián Óscar Rulli
Another blue-eyed hottie, Sebastián Rulli was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He is another actor who, due to his good looks dabbed into modeling as well.
He has many TV shows under his belt, but Rubi (2004) made him popular worldwide.
Even though his career started back in 1995 he is still very active and it seems like there will be a lot of opportunities for us to see him in shows and bask in the view of his blue eyes and long, wavy hair.
“Lo Que la Vida me robó”,” Papá a Toda Madre” and “Tres veces Ana” are just some of the most recent works you can see and fall in love with a hot Argentinian guy.
More handsome men from Argentina
Do you like the prospects of the emotional rollercoaster ride an Argentinian would take you on, or do you find it way too complicated to deal with?
Maybe you would just need to go and meet Argentinian guys IRL, and I’m sure that you would soon start forgiving him for everything that annoys you because he is so dang charming, and despite everything, you would definitely feel like a queen next yo him.
If you want to know more tips and tricks to apply to catch the Argentinian man of your dream, read my full guide here.