So again, these are all things I’ve either witnessed myself or have heard from friends, coworkers, or family members. It’s no secret that men (and women) have moved to Panama and have been swindled by some money-hungry, gold-digging lover. But as with most things negative here in Panama, it happens all over the world, and that’s why I haven’t added the subject to the 10 things list, but will address it on its own.If you flip through the TV channels and check out some of the reality shows, you’ll see that in the U. plenty of young women are going after older men with money.Just like when I wrote my 10 Things You’ll Hate About Panama article, which you can read HERE if you missed it, and in my 15 Quirky Things About Panama, which you can read HERE, I’m sure I’ll have people write in saying they’ve never seen or heard of such things and that I’m full of it.Someone wrote that they’ve never seen anyone put ketchup on food here in Panama and wondered where I’m getting my info. Before breaking down this list of 10 things you should know, I think it’s important to say that I know what a lot of people are expecting me to add to the list.Now, for single people moving to Panama, and maybe even some Panamanians in the dating game, I hope this article gives you some new insight on the mixing and mingling world of love and new friendships.Now, before someone writes in saying, “Wait a minute, Chris. What would you know about dating in this day and age? I have been married to my Panamanian wife, Marlene, for a long time.
But if it turns out they continuously ask for these “gifts” and every date seems to be a trip to the mall, you might want to stop and think about what you’re getting yourself into.So you also don’t go to Panama, hit the casinos, and find the youngest, hottest, guy or gal with the tightest body.You have to look deeper than that if you want to find a good man or woman in Panama, just like anyplace else. These are all interracial couples (sounds weird to call it that), Panamanians who’ve met and have fallen in love with someone from a foreign country. These are people who are in committed relationships.However, both Marlene and I, have worked in Panama.We’ve been around young singles and not-so-young singles, and we’ve heard all the stories, all the complaints, and all the expectations.