The “gringo effect” is the reaction a foreign guy gets from girls here in Medellin.
It is an immediate sense of curiosity that some Colombian women have upon meeting a foreigner.
Generally, these women will be dressed and fashionable.
I can tell they are going to work because normally they will have a badge around their neck or pinned to their shirt or pants.
It is hard for one’s true personality to translate when speaking another language, but luckily I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have learned enough Paisa slang to be my witty self.
I have found that Medellin women, as in most parts of the world, love compliments and like it when a guy can make them laugh.
Actually, I got more instant attention in Southern California; the “Latino effect.” The only thing that makes me stand out to women here is my height, thank God for that one tall great uncle! Regarldess, I look on the bright side and see this as an advantage.
I speak Spanish fluently; therefore, I can’t play the “…no jaaabl0 Españoler mucho bueno. I’m naturally outgoing and funny, so I can really be myself when speaking Spanish.
Typically, very beautiful girls in Medellin will go to a bar or a nightclub in a group, and there will be guys in that group usually.
For an emasculated man from the United States, this is a nightmare.
Do not even get me started on the gym, it is almost like a circus sideshow in there.
Seeing beautiful women here is so common that Colombian men don’t even turn to look, it’s ridiculous.
I had to learn everything from experience, and it’s been a blast.