When Sally, a Brit, arrived in Madrid five years ago she had the rather unrealistic expectation that Javier Bardem lookalikes would be queuing up to sweep her off her feet.
The reality has been somewhat different. Spanish men typically are still living at home until well into their 30s so his mum is likely to be the queen of his world who irons his pants and gives him a Tupperware to take to the office. I avoided this by always trying to choose men whose family lived in another city, or preferably another country. Latin American guys are good for this reason though wrong for so many others.
These places are sweaty, sleazy pulling fests where the weak "What to expect when hookup a hispanic woman" not survive. That said, when it comes to internet dating, having the language barrier can be a big positive. Use the fact that you are an English speaker as your selling point in your profile and there will be a lot more swipes to the right.
Plus you can weed out weirdos before you actually meet. Just beware of misleading profiles: Deciding to date from the expat pool can be risky indeed. As a British woman, I can tell you for sure that I can drink any Spanish guy under the table.
He is stumbling to the bathroom to throw up on his shoes and I am searching for the shots menu.
Drink like a fish and there will be no Latin loving later. Don't expect fixed plans days in advance with a slow build up, or even a clear idea of what you will be doing and when.