If you're looking for a partner from Central or South America then you'll find there are a huge number of Latin American dating sites available. Here's an overview of the types of dating sites that are worth a look, and which ones to avoid.

If you want to find a Latin American partner then the first thing to decide is which country you want to look for your partner in. Popular countries where Westerners marry men and women from Latin countries include:

  • Puerto Rico
  • Columbia
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • Venezuela
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • El Salvador
  • Chile
  • The Dominican Republic

LatinAmericanCupid and LatinEuro

If you can't decide which of these countries is best for you then you can opt for a non-country specific Latin dating site. Two of the biggest examples are LatinEuro and LatinAmericanCupid. LatinEuro is mainly aimed at the mail order bride type of business. LatinAmericanCupid has a lot more male members from Latin American countries. It is also a less marriage minded site as it's also possible to find friends, language study buddies and penpals via the site.

Neither LatinAmericanCupid or LatinEuro are introduction agencies - they are simply dating sites. If you find someone you like and want to visit them in their own country then making the travel plans is entirely up to you.

Some of the Central and South American countries can be a little daunting for a lone traveller to visit. An alternative is to book on one of the wife finding tours of several Latin American countries including Columbia (sorry ladies, I'm not sure if any company runs husband finding trips!). Companies that run these trips include AFA/LoveMe.

Latin American Dating Sites

There are also a wide range of country specific dating sites which allow you to look for a partner in a specific country. Cupid Media run a wide range of these sites. Their sites include Columbian Cupid, Dominican Cupid, Mexican Cupid, Brazilian Cupid and Caribbean Cupid. In general many of the members (particularly the women) reside in the country the site is named after.

The sites are especially popular with men looking for Central and South American wives. Although Eastern European or Asian wives are very popular as mail order brides, Central or South America is much easier to visit. Columbia is only a two hour plane ride from Miami for example. South American women also adapt much better to American life since they already experience a lot of American culture. The Spanish speaking countries such as Columbia and the Dominican Republic are well worth a look as a Spanish speaking partner would find it especially easy to fit in to life in the USA, particularly the Southern States bordering Mexico.

Latin American women also love the idea of marrying an American or Canadian man. Although there is an element of a mail order bride business here, marrying an American is also a way out of the poverty and violence that unfortunately affects so many Central and South American countries.

Free Latin American Dating Sites

Whichever dating site you choose, it's worth avoiding the free dating sites! Free dating sites in particular are a haven for scammers. Men are usually the victims of scams, although women also experience plenty of dating scams. Unfortunately love clouds judgement, so men continue to lose thousands of dollars to scams. Often these scams are not even very sophisticated - the sick relative one being very common.

To avoid scammers, stick to reputable dating sites, but be on your guard as there are scammers on just about every dating site there is. Be especially wary of new members, younger members, and the more beautiful members. Before visiting someone make sure you have found out they actually exist. Tricks for doing this include making sure you have a couple of webcam sessions with them. Also post them a gift and ask them to show you a photo of them holding the gift.

The other problem is not to be too paranoid - there are actually large numbers of decent people on dating sites!

So if you're looking for a Latin American partner there are a wide range of dating websites to choose from. If you know what country you want to find your partner from then try one of the country specific sites. Otherwise either LatinAmericanCupid or LatinEuro are worth a look.