It just means that’s how they are used to things being.
Jealousy Portuguese men have a reputation of being a tad more jealous than some other men in the Western world, but of course this varies from man to man.
They even have a saying that marriage between people from the different countries are never a good idea: “Just like the East winds from Spain bring storms, likewise, Spanish spouses bring trouble.”Body Language While close friends touch each other whilst speaking to emphasize something, the Portuguese don’t get in your space in the same way the Brazilians do.
They most certainly don’t try to start kissing you within five minutes in a bar, like some Brazilians. Clubbing If you want to meet Portuguese men in clubs or bars, it’s recommended you bring some female friends along.
So if you have a strong faith yourself, you will want to talk about it before you get too far dating someone, to ensure your values are similar.
It’s been said that Portuguese men make their women walk behind them, which might be an exaggeration, but there are still some old traditions that live on.
Likewise, if you are there for business purposes, you won’t want to ask a man for a dinner meeting unless you ask him to bring his wife. Of course, if you are trying to win the man over you might be able to break the rules…but remember: a man wants to be the one who courts you, not vice versa. That said, a bit of flirting will probably help them along!
In the bigger cities chances are you’ll see much more equality between the sexes in all ways.
Also, remember that just because something is tradition doesn’t mean someone is looking down on you.
Also, some Portuguese men simply appreciate seeing the feminine side of you.
The church still plays a fairly big role in many people’s lives in Portugal.