This Is All The Back And Forth You Deal With When You’re Trying To Date, But Have Insanely Strict Parents

Dating with strict Latino parents is definitely a roller coaster of emotions that doesn’t really seem to end. Even when (you think) you’re old enough to date whoever you want, mom or dad pop up out of nowhere to tell you otherwise.

When you were very young, your parents let you know that dating was off limits.


They had so many rules and this didn’t stop with parents. If you wanted to date, your significant other had to go through rounds of interviews with your tíos and even the abuelos.

Which means you had to find your way around your parents and confide in your primas. ?

They were often times your cover.

Just when you started to become an expert at this “non-dating” business and sneaking around…


Sorry, mom.

…The family starts hitting you with the “y el novio?”

There it is. You’ll be hearing it for years to come.

So you finally find yourself a boo…and they set up a trillion rules.

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We’re not exaggerating.

Because they want to be involved in everything.


This is the type of stuff that makes you not want to involve your parents in anything…or stay single forever.

What’s the point?

And just when you decide it’s too much trouble to date because of their ridiculous rules…


I guess non-dating it is.

…Mami said she’s worried that you won’t ever find someone to settle down with.

And then you’re just confused, like always.


What do they want from us?

I guess we were supposed to be dating behind their backs after all?

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Honestly, I still don’t know and don’t think we ever will.

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