With this in mind, two of their greatest traits are they are upfront and honest.
The influence of Portugal's coastal landscapes shouldn’t be underestimated, and this means that Portuguese men love fishing, sailing and surfing.
If you love the smell of the harbour, a spot of sailing and some fresh locally sourced seafood, you’re very much in the right place and with the right people, but if the thought of this makes your stomach turn, you might want to think twice.
This visible openness extends to dating too, so there’s a good chance you will enjoy lively and animated discussions when you date a Portuguese woman.
If you’re lucky enough to be going on a date with a Portuguese woman, you should be as chivalrous and romantic as a Portuguese gentleman would be - so don’t keep her waiting and treat her respectfully by holding doors and offering her your coat.
When you date a Portuguese woman, you can expect her to talk enthusiastically about the unmissable delicacies in local restaurants, and if you’re lucky, perhaps fill you in on those famous family recipes.
While Portuguese food varies from region to region, if your partner is a good chef, you can expect to enjoy plenty of onions, garlic, tomato and olive oil.
When meeting and dating Portuguese men, it’s important to understand how important their country’s roots are to them – indeed, they don’t like being banded in with Spanish men as if they are one and the same.
In a country so renowned for its coastal beauty and seafood delicacies, you might not be surprised to hear that Portuguese men love the sea.
This might not be much of a secret – and appearances aren’t everything - but Portuguese women are blessed with striking Mediterranean beauty, with thick dark hair and tanned skin.
As well as their beauty, they are highly passionate and are more comfortable expressing their emotions than women in some other European countries.
Understanding how Portuguese dating culture works can really help your love life – and who knows, you might just find your ideal partner.