In my experience with Latin America, it's not unusual to make love a one-step process. In the past two weeks I've had marriage proposals (yes, that's plural!) as well as indecent proposals. The curious cat in me wants to test how far these Latinos are willing to go.
The next time I hear, "Meleesssa... I loooove you. I want to marry you," I'm tempted to say, "Okay, how about next week?" Will they be happy to seal the deal? Or will they run for the hills because I have called their bluff? Hmmm. This may require investigative journalism.
Moving from the marriage proposal to the indecent kind, I'd like to see if their promises are contractually binding. When Rico Suave promises a different kind of love in Panama with his bold proclamation of, "All night long, baby!" I want to ask, "Can I get that in writing?"
If you have interesting stories of love in Panama, email me. I definitely see a book in the making.