Here’s the roundup, but beware — sweeping generalizations to follow.

They’re exotic, attractive and come from a fascinating foreign land.

There is no lover more alluring than one from a different culture and everyone knows that bringing home a Latin lover is a far better souvenir than a squashed (Argentine cookie) or a fake Boca Juniors t-shirt.

Argentine men and woman can make great partners, they are sexy, intense and relaxed – or unstable, jealous and flaky, depending on the time of day.

Confusion arises when expats who are dating Argentines are unable to separate which characteristics come with the foreign territory and which are specific to their partners.

These conversations usually consist of the mother asking a series of questions about what they ate and did that day — questions they already know the answers to because they asked the same thing an hour ago.

Unlike their European or North American counterparts, independence is not usually high on the list of priorities of a young Argentine. The parent will lovingly advise them before sending them on their way into the big bad world, and calling them back five minutes later to see how it went. Letting your partner be mollycoddled may be a happy alternative to playing the parent yourself.

Tales of miscommunication like this one are abundant in cross-cultural relationships, though this particular mistake is only common among flute players and their partners.

As university degrees in Argentina typically take five or six years to complete, most university-educated Argentines live in the family home until they are in their mid-twenties — at least.

I had to learn everything from experience, and it’s been a blast.

Places frequented by tourists in Medellin are more saturated with foreigners than before.

Castellano includes an endless amount of slang, a lot of it sex-related, which can be utterly unintelligible to anyone who’s learned Spanish elsewhere.