Costa Rica News – When it comes to dating in Costa Rica it can be very difficult as many times you need to teleport back in time to play the dating games that you learned in middle school……for adult relationships.
Tica’s tend to be very jealous. After a while they will call more often to see who you are with and where you are. If you decide to break up note that Ticas are very sensitive. They will fight the breakup and get more possessive. Girls breaking up with Ticos, on the other hand, will find that they will get the cold shoulder and be shunned from the guys group of friends.
For those who keep dating, a note about motels: they are not cheaper than hotels and are not a place to spend the night. Most motels charge by the hour and are used for only a few hours at a time. If you are going to spend the night you can find a cheaper hotel.
In Costa Rica birth control is available over the counter without a prescription. In fact, this has not lowered teen pregnancy statistics. The schools do not teach sex ed classes. According to the Ministry of Health, 177 of the 750 births in San Jose in 2008 were to adolescents. This leads to many single mothers needing to find work and being unable to put in the time required at a formal job so they end up as prostitutes.
50% of marriages end in divorce. Some are immediate because of some kind of abuse and others must go through a waiting period of a year. In most cases the mother is awarded custody of the children as well as child support and alimony. Any property acquired during the marriage is generally split evenly.
Hopefully any relationship you get involved in will have better luck than the above problems of drama, birth control, single parents, and divorce. Good luck at being in the successful 50 percent!