Peru is known for its rich history and ancient megaliths, which include the widely popular Machu Picchu region and its numerous archaeological sites. This country has plenty of sightseeing adventures for the modern bachelor; however, none is more exciting than meeting Peru’s eligible bachelorettes. Women from Peru not only possess an amazing character, but have a real love for family values and self-worth, and while they may not be the most attractive girls on the planet according to Western standards, there are plenty of ladies who could rate as a solid six or seven on a scale of 1 to 10 of hotness.
That said, modern culture has significantly increased the country’s middle class, which means more refined women that take to cosmetic beautification as much as women in European cities, for example. This widens the pool of available single ladies for foreign expats to choose from and thanks to online dating sites, there has never been a better time for foreign bachelors to cast their nets far and wide in Peru. Read on to find out how to succeed in dating the modern Peruvian woman.
The Best Cities To Meet Women In Peru
For starters, you need to know where to look. In this regard, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best cities to visit while you’re in Peru if you want to meet its women, from the big cities with a concentrated population of cosmopolitan girls, to smaller towns that have a more rustic look and wholesome girls.
Lima is where most tourists go to get a real taste of what local life is like; as this is where you’ll find a large concentration of the population residing. However, if you’re there to meet girls, then you’ll do well to visit areas like Barranco, Miraflores and San Isidrio specifically. Miraflores is neat as a pin and one of the safest towns in Lima and Peru as a whole, plus its set on the ocean with a buzzing night life scene and impressive shopping outlets to explore during the day. In fact, you should probably use Miraflores as your base, as you’ll most likely find some really nice accommodation there for a super reasonable price. Nevertheless, the most popular malls to check out are Jockey Plaza and Larcomar, both of which are favourite shopping spots for single women.
Although small in size, Arequipa is famous for being the ideal place to go if you want to experience the culinary side of Peru. It’s also very safe and the country’s second most prominent city when it comes to architectural gems and historical buildings, so there’s plenty to do and see. In addition, Arequipa is the city with the most light-skinned women when compared to Lima or Cusco, as it was the most affected by Spanish invasion during Colonial times, so you might want to head there if you prefer olive or vanilla toned women. That said, girls in Arequipa are not as liberal as those in Lima or Cusco, which means that you’ll have to put in some work before you can expect to get into bed with them, and sex on the first date is definitely out of the question.
Travelling to Cusco is like being in any other international city; there’s always an ebb and flow of tourists and an opportunity to meet new and interesting people, so it’s the perfect place to go if you want to experience an international vibe or hook-up with an international girl or two. It’s almost like the Vegas of Peru, hence the phrase “what happens in Cusco stays in Cusco”. As an alpine region, it is chillier than most parts of Peru, especially if you travel higher up the mountains, and it’s often recommended to go there only after you’re seen Lima or Arequipa, and especially so if you speak Spanish. For a more exotic vacation experience check out Iquitos, a region that’s known for its dense jungles, vibrant landscape, and dark skinned beauties, and it’s the ideal city to visit to experience both the modern and historic side of Peru.
How to meet girls in Peru
As the old saying goes, ‘there is more than one way to catch a fish’, and you’ll do well to keep that in mind when you’re dating in Peru. We recommend that you try the following two methods to start with, because they usually yield the best results:
1. Try the Night Scene
Hit the clubs late at night to meet cute and fun girls in Lima. Gothica and Help are two of the most popular upmarket nightspots to hang out if you want to meet classy ladies, and while you don’t have to dress to the nines, it’s always a good idea to look sharp when going out and put some effort into your outfit and groom yourself accordingly so that you stand out from the other guys. A nice clean shave, a well-trimmed beard, accompanied by a blazer and some expensive cologne can go a long way to attract the right girl, and when your grooming is on point, you’ll have your pick of all the hottest girls in the club.
2. Online Platforms
As in many other parts of the world, Tinder is currently dominating the online dating game in Peru, and investing in an online dating course to help spruce up your Tinder profile always helps to catch more fish, as does having a few Spanish openers on hand to use in making good first impressions.
Another great online platform to try out is Latin America Cupid, which is extremely popular throughout Peru, and setting up an account with them is really simple and easy. The best part about dating online is that most of the women on these sites speak pretty good English. In fact, Peruvian women are probably second only to Argentinian women when it comes to being proficient in the English language, which makes it a really great environment in which to find beautiful and agreeable Latin women.
Some helpful tips
Peruvian women are not easily impressed by elaborate dates and charm. To sweep her off her feet, try and live in the moment, keep things simple and just be you. Most times, showing her a good time could be as simple as going for a beer at the local bar and then hanging out at your place afterwards to talk, or just take her out to the club for a night of dancing and being carefree. Besides, there is so much to see and do in Peru with all the nature, marvellous food and amazing history, that you can probably kill two birds with one stone by going sightseeing with your girl, and call it a date.
According to seasoned pros, Peruvian girls in Lima and other developed cities are quite sweet natured and all they want to do is have fun, especially with a foreign guy that they know they’ll only see once. Just remember to be a gentleman, treat her with respect and you’ll both have a blast.
Pros and Cons
There are pros and cons to dating girls in Peru just as there are challenges to dating women in other countries and cities. We’ve detailed the most obvious challenges and benefits for you to keep in mind as you approach the dating scene in Peru.
1. You’ll love their personality
On a more positive note, Peruvian women have really great personalities and they’re quite open-minded and are always keen for a good time. In fact, you’ll find very few, if any, prudes in Peru. Most women here are really great to hang out with and they’re really good at making a guy feel comfortable with flowing conversation. Also, Peruvian women have an awesome sense of humour, and even those who don’t speak good English are a blast to be around.
2. They’re straightforward
Another positive about Peruvian women is that they’re not scammy or dodgy, which means that you don’t have to worry about your interaction with them being a transaction for either of you. For the most part, girls in Peru enjoy spending time and having fun with foreign guys without any hidden agendas to worry about, and while there are exceptions to this rule, they are very few and far in between.
1. Peruvian girls are not the biggest romantics
Perhaps the most noticeable hitch about Peruvian women is their reputation for being ‘easy’. The fact that they’re very sexually liberated women, and don’t show much loyalty-especially to foreign men- means that you may find yourself in competition with a few other ‘gringos’ (that’s what they call male Caucasian expats in Peru). So, it’s not the best place to find love if you’re looking for something deeper than a one night stand or a booty call.
2. You won’t find a lot of ‘tens’
If you’re all about the looks, then you probably won’t find many prospects in Peru because when compared with other Latin American countries, women in Peru are quite plain in appearance. Granted, some women in Peru have pretty faces but there aren’t a lot of stunners, and their physical structure is not the most impressive either.
3. They’re not the domesticated type
Peruvian women are also not as domesticated or conventionally ‘feminine’ as women from the West. Basically, this means that your Peruvian date probably won’t make you waffles and bacon the morning after, and if you want to experience home cooked food, then a visit to local restaurants might be your best bet. Overall, Peruvian women are quire liberal and modernised, with many taking on a sort of New York mentality about their independence, often opting for pants instead of skirts and dresses for example.
In a nutshell, Peruvian women are a great fit for foreign guys who are looking for a new experience. They’re not into playing games and are just fun to be around, especially if all you’re looking for is a good time. While most of them don’t rate high on the conventional scale of beauty, they’ve got agreeable temperaments; they’re straight to the point and won’t waste your time with games. Apart from that, what more could a guy ask for?
Just remember to use online platforms like Latin American Cupid and Tinder if you’re having a hard time meeting girls in Peru. Both sources have a ton of girls that are looking specifically for international guys like you. Latin American Cupid is not free but it is definitely worth the investment because of the quality of girls that are on the site, most of which can speak English fluently, and come from progressive cities like Lima and Cusco.