However, that pattern is changing with the younger generations, who are now investing more in their careers.
7) Women are encouraged to spend a lot of their time on their looks-body, clothes and hair. A., lighter skinned Brazilians look down on darker skinned Brazilians.
, and a man should never call his wife names no matter how terrible the argument is. American movies show a lot of cursing (the F word seems to be the most popular).
Brazilians associate cursing with gangsters and lowlifes. Many older women in Brazil are in dire economical situation due to widowhood, divorce, lack of opportunities or low paid jobs.
Not every mother in law is like that: the ones with careers, the ones in happy relationships and the ones with a life of their own. Anyhow, don’t be surprised if your GF/wife tells you that her mother is coming to spend one month with her-and you.
4) Do not even think of having a dalliance with hookers and strippers just because it is your .
We are happy with a simpler ring or just the wedding band. The old fashioned on your knees proposal is not heard off in real life.
Some of us though, after living in America and seeing so many De Beers ads, may want a diamond ring after all. Americans love the whole creative proposal thing; Brazilians don’t.
We consider that cheating and don’t be surprised if your fiancé cancels the wedding if she finds out. Very few men celebrate that, while the bride’s friends do get together to get her presents for her new home.
Sometimes men participate as well (a tradition that is also starting here).
They are not very good when it comes to practical things (they eventually learn after a few years living here), but when it comes to decision making, Brazilian women are opinionated and not shrinking violets.