Relationships, Marriage, & Family Life in Bolivia Dating, marriage, and family life in Bolivia vary significantly.
Among some people marriage and family are closely linked to the Catholic Church as it is a highly religious ceremony, dating prior to marriage is kept at a minimum, and pre-marital sex is considered inappropriate.
In big Bolivian cities situation slightly changes nowadays, especially among young Bolivian girls, but still it is far from Western emancipation and equality rights with men.
By the way, those Americans who understood such advantages of Bolivian women eagerly use them, but as for me, common relations should contain feelings, warmth and respect and if someone uses another one this is at least not right and will have bad consequences in the future.
Bolivian women are popular among Americans also because of their attitude of treating man as the man and treating woman as the woman: they have not emancipative view at life, have division of “woman work” and “man work” such unusual non trivial things for average modern American which attract by its simplicity, traditional conservative way of life and atmosphere.
Not to be unfounded there could be just one short phrase: difference is big.
Many Bolivians will spend this time living together in the home of the groom's parents and on average they marry at about age 22-25.
After some time living together the couple will formally marry in the eyes of the government and the church.Once married, family life in Bolivia varies from couple to couple, but most couples are expected to, and do have children, as divorce is very rare.Most families have two to four children and the man is often expected to financially support the family as the woman is often expected to raise the children and maintain the house.First date with Bolivian girl – what to do, how to behave, what is better not to do Willing to have children, knowledge and willing to be carrying mother.Traditional upbringing makes Bolivian women feel some obligatory things when it is going about family and raising children; she is non-doubtfully ready to sacrifice her personal life and willing to the interests of the family which take the first place.For others, including many of the Aymara and Quechua, couples are expected to live together and start a family prior to marriage; today this is the norm in Bolivia.