For women, the guidelines are more strict because the father is letting their little girl go off with another man.
Debora Hernandez, a senior at the University of California, Riverside stated, “As an individual you always want to please your parents and make them proud, but I have always been very independent and moved to the beat of my own drum.” Victoria Servin, an editorial-translator intern for Latinitas and Linguistics and Translation student at the University of Texas at El Paso, explains how she followed her mother’s wishes, “Personally I didn’t want a boyfriend in high school so it didn’t really bother me too much.
There’s a Mexican expression, ”si no pica, no sabe” which means, “If it’s not spicy, it’s not tasty.” Don’t be surprised if you see a Mexican opening the door for his girlfriend, or even carrying her handbag. In some countries, when you go clubbing you buy your own drinks, but in Mexico you buy a bottle together with your amigos!
You will very rarely see the woman of a couple driving in Mexico.
I constantly hear from my parents how strict it was when they were growing up.