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View the original article here. They will steal your heart. They will own it. They will take your breath away. They will turn your round iris into heart shapes. They will make your knees tremble.
And once you go Mex, you can never go Ex. He was one of my inspirations in travelling South America. Okay, I am officially naming my first son after him. When I was 16, I had no idea about what Mexicans are all about. Grrr, I knew it!!! You will get addicted to the guacamole dips he makes every day. You will long for his warm hugs. That generous-no-bars-held kind of hug. Because he can cook. Your place or mine? They ask this because they prefer to cook than eat out. I mean come on, a good-looking man who can cook while a Mexican song is blaring on the radio.
Give me a break! You will how how he looks at you with all the love in his eyes. These creatures are the most genuine people on earth. Mexican men are very funny without even trying. Jokes are randomly thrown and it will make you laugh your heart out. Because he is brutally honest. There are no shortcuts. When you see a bottle of hot sauce, he will cross your mind. You will never forget his Spanish phrases. Although most of them are fluent in English, they have the habit of randomly murmuring in Spanish while looking at you, watching you sleep.
You might not understand it but I am sure you will get to memorize the exact words because it reflects sincerity. They can even say a bad word and it will sound good to you. He will take selfies with you. All you have to do is ask nicely. You will love them forever.
It will be difficult for you to date someone else. You will always compare. They will treat you the same and that will make it harder for you to forget them.
I am trying to move forward. But they will stay just the same. You will always be that special girl in their life. Which gets me to thinking, if they dated 10 girls, that means they have 10 special girls? Mexicans are so full of love, they are always willing to share it.