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. 😈
check in w your lil primas and friends about their dating life you'd be surprised how many hijos de la chingada are lurkin 👀
— 🌷kary 🌝 (@hotcheetokisses) June 7, 2016
They were often times your cover.
Just when you started to become an expert at this “non-dating” business and sneaking around…
…The family starts hitting you with the “y el novio?”
it's not a mexican family gathering without having a tia ask "y el novio?"
— Valeria Garcia ☀️ (@Valeriaa_Gee) July 30, 2017
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.
CREDIT: The George Lopez Show / Warner Bros.
We’re not exaggerating.
Because they want to be involved in everything.
You date a Latina, you also dating her parents.
— MR.ROBOT (@SoThrowed281_) March 16, 2016
This is the type of stuff that makes you not want to involve your parents in anything…or stay single forever.
Dating a Latina is dope but you have to face the fact that you'll only see them once a year because they have strict parents lmaooo
— steven (@xstve) March 27, 2017
What’s the point?
And just when you decide it’s too much trouble to date because of their ridiculous rules…
CREDIT: GIRLS/ HBO
I guess non-dating it is.
…Mami said she’s worried that you won’t ever find someone to settle down with.
Hispanic parents are weird. Dating from 15-20 they threaten your life not to have kids. But 21+ they're begging for grandkids. WTF?
— brotein buffhead 🎋 (@webespaceboys) June 13, 2017
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?
CREDIT: Hollywood Game Night/NBC
Honestly, I still don’t know and don’t think we ever will.