You are right, Jamie, when you talk about personal preference.Like everything in life, some things you like more than others.One cannot apply western values to South American virtues as they aren´t comparable.The word "values" is very different from the word "virtues." They are two different words with two entirely different meanings. The Latina is looking for male virtues, and the North American male is looking for comfort and appreciation, that which he values.
The idea that Latina women are almost always impoverished and are therefore bent toward some sort of prostitution and/or the desperate marriage only speaks to the ignorance of the accuser.Their families are whole and strong and the entire population is passionate about everything.These are a people, descendants of the Mayans, The Aztecs, The Incas, and royal Castilian Spanish who flourish and celebrate and take time to live and love.Not only are these women beautiful, but many also have very high morals and values that we seem to have lost in North America.I know a few Americans who have moved to Bogotá to be with the woman they fell in love with.
It is incredible to me that one would try to condemn that which they know nothing about, and if it were to be stated otherwise, no Latina would want what the western woman owns.