Where & How To Find A Colombian Wife? — 4 Best Places to Meet a Wife in Colombia
My trip to Colombia was long anticipated, as I was supposed to visit it in 2017 during my three months in South America. But with traveling, I’ve learned that sometimes you just need to go with the flow and enjoy the moment. But things just didn’t work out then.
However, I knew that I would get a chance to get to know Paisas and explore their unique dating culture. So here I’m, ready to share the secrets of finding a hot Colombian wife and stories of the locals about love, marriage, and Colombian relationships.
My Romance Digest
Wonder what the best place to find a wife in Colombia is? Can’t wait till the end of the blog post? Take a sneak peek at my notes from my Colombia trip:
- 📌 International dating sites are good, but mail order bride platforms work better if you are searching for a wife. I’ve kissed so many frogs before I found . It’s really a decent choice.
- 📌 Visiting Colombia is a good option if you have time and resources for it. What are the best cities in Colombia to find a wife? Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena.
- 📌 Social media can be a helpful tool for dating and work for some people. But it’s not a dating site 2.0. If you use Instagram and Facebook, be ready to spend at least 3 months searching (in best cases).
- 📌 Good marriage agencies are rare but can work. However, keep in mind that they charge, on average, from $5,000
Can a foreigner find a Colombian wife?
It appeared like Colombia was waiting for me with wide arms. I like the way Colombians welcome foreigners and make you instantly feel at home. As in many other countries, modern dating tendencies of international relationships are also present in the country.
From my experience and chatting with many Colombian ladies and guys, local people don’t mind dating and marrying partners from abroad. So, if you wonder how to find a Colombian wife—read on and find out 4 main ways to meet Colombian women for marriage.
1. Online dating in Colombia
The first city I stayed in was for sure the capital, Bogota. I had the option to get a flight to Medellin, the vibrant city with a bustling nightlife, but my good old friend, Alex, whom I haven’t seen for ages, now lives in Bogota, so I decided to start my “Colombian tour” from it. By the way, my attempts to learn some Spanish turned out to be a fiasco, so having a teacher of English who is fluent in Spanish was a huge perk.
Alex introduced me to his friends, who also had decent English, so I was able to ask so many questions about dating and relationships. They told me that Colombian dating sites have grown in popularity among people in metropolitan areas. Online dating sites are commonly used for meeting new people and developing relationships. But a lot depends on the niche of the site. Let’s explore the main ones!
International dating sites
These are traditional dating sites where you can find Colombian women, as well as singles from other countries who are looking for foreign men for different types of relationships. The majority of people there are interested in long-distance romance, but there is still a chance to find a Colombian woman who is looking for something more serious and potentially marriage. Here are some examples of reliable international dating sites:
- Verified active users
- Convenient search filters and interactive matching People
- Multiple communication ways
- No mobile dating app yet
- Advanced features are paid
- User-friendly interface
- Very detailed profiles of singles
- 15+ search filters and Like Her swiping matching
- No video chat
- No free communication
These sites will work for you if you are ready for commitment and don’t mind having more options, including women who are not just focused on getting married. I frankly see it even more like an advantage, as you get a wider selection of Colombian hotties!
Mail-order bride websites to get a Colombian wife
Another popular way to meet Colombian women for marriage is through Colombian mail-order bride dating sites (MOB). One of Alex’s friends was a US guy who moved to Colombia to marry his wife, who was a Colombian mail-order bride. I wasn’t new to the concept, as I’d already heard about mail-order bride sites in other Latin American countries and around the world. Here’s an example of the most popular Colombian mail order bride site:
- Easy search and navigation
- Smart Matching
- Detailed profiles with 5+ photos
- No app for iOS users
- Free membership is quite limited
For those of you who don’t know what these are, Colombian brides dating sites are platforms where local women register to find foreign partners for serious relationships and potentially marriage.
These women are called Colombian mail-order brides, but you can’t order them over the mail. Neither can you buy a Colombian wife.
However, such dating comes with dating site expenses and is so far the most effective way to find a Colombian wife.
Dating apps like Tinder, Badoo
I hear your cries about—what about Tinder? Does Tinder work in Colombia? Or maybe Badoo?
Hold your horses!
For sure, the popularity of Tinder and Badoo is spreading to Colombia, too. But a popular app doesn’t mean it’s a good place to find a wife. Even though both apps have thousands of active users, their main intention is casual dating, hookups, and one-night stands.
Doesn’t sound like marriage, right?
If you are looking for a Colombian wife, it’s almost impossible to find her on Tinder and Badoo. You’ll be just wasting your time searching and chatting with women who are not on the same page as you.
Don’t waste your time on these dating sites
I’m sure you’ve seen or maybe already tried one or even more Latin dating sites before you got to me. Or maybe you’ve read some reviews and seen that my recommendations differ. Why?
Well, the answer is quite basic. I recommend only platforms that I would actually use for searching for a wife in each region I go to.
I don’t take some platform with a name just to get more clicks, but I see it has an outdated design or many fake profiles.
Just to prove my point, here are the 2 platforms that I’d recommend avoiding:
|Site to avoid
|What’s wrong with it?
|Outdated interfaceClaims to be 100% freeClaims to be 99.9% clean of fake profilesYou can see member profiles
|Not a user-friendly site will drive you nutsFree sites are magnets for scammersNo one can have that high assurance that a site is fake-free, and considering that a platform is free, it is very unlikelyLack of privacy means anyone can find your photos and dating preferences
|Confusing interface and lots of ads100% free siteShows photos from member profiles
|The platform should be convenient, as it’s not something you use for 5 minFree sites are usually full of hidden fees, and they lack security and privacy as they don’t have funding for good moderation
2. Traveling to Сolombia to meet a future wife
As a person who adores traveling, I can’t forget to mention traveling to Colombia to meet single Colombian ladies firsthand. Visiting Colombia can be a great adventure, as tourism is booming in the country.
If you live in the US, it’s a short flight away. Plus, the cost of living in this country is low, and the cuisine, nightlife, and scenery are all spectacular. Finally, Colombian girls, with their sensual body complexion and stunning appearance, are worth checking out in real life. And who knows, there might be your amour among Colombian beauties.
Is it realistic to find a future wife in Colombia?
I’ve spent over three weeks in Colombia, which allowed me to meet so many Colombian girls and guys and get a sneak peek into the peculiarities of dating Colombians offline.
I’ve learned that the dry season is the best time to explore the Andean area, which includes Bogotá, Medellin, and the Coffee Triangle, because the temperature is mild and pleasant. Though it might seem that the weather should not influence love search, staying in Colombia in the wet season (April to June and September to November) will mean that you’ll spend most of your time inside because of the constant rains and floods.
However, it’s possible to meet local girls regardless of the season if you know the top dating spots in the country. Let’s explore the top 5 hot dating spots for meeting Colombian girls who might be interested in marriage and not just casual dating or hookups.
By the way, an intriguing part of Colombian dating is “amigovios,” which translates as “friends with benefits.” Such couples that are romantically attached but not necessarily committed to each other are quite popular in Colombia.
Top spots in Colombia to find Colombian girls for serious relationships
So, if you are interested to meet Colombian mail order brides offline, here are 5 locations you should check out:
This city was my first in Colombia, and it wowed me with its vibrant nightlife and social scene. Popular places among Colombian singles in this area are La Candelaria, Zona T, and Chapinero, which are known for their restaurants, bars, and clubs.
With a rising ex-pat community and a rich choice of social events, it is another popular city to meet Colombian girls. It reminded me of Nice La Belle, a beautiful city on the French Riviera, which translates as “Nice the Beautiful”. In terms of top dating spots in Medellín, check out El Poblado, Envigado, and Laureles.
Cartagena, a Colombian Paris, is a top tourist attraction as its romantic and historic vibe is on point! The city’s stunning colonial architecture, beaches, and vibrant nightlife make it an ideal location to meet Colombian brides in a romantic atmosphere.
If you are ready to swirl Colombian brides in a dance, then Cali definitely should be on top of your list. The city is recognized as the world’s salsa capital. Juanchito is known for its salsa clubs and singles bars, and San Antonio, for its bohemian ambiance and a variety of cafés and restaurants.
A gorgeous city with a lively music scene, colorful festivals, and beautiful beaches. If you pick it for your search for mail order Colombian brides, explore La Cueva, El Cangrejo, La Troja, and my fav Varadero (they serve excellent cocktails there).
These cities and top singles spots in them are good options to consider, as from what I’ve seen and heard from locals, many Colombian singles met there. However, if searching for Colombian single women seems a challenge for you as a foreigner, I’d recommend looking for potential Colombian wives online and then traveling to the country for IRL dates.
Challenges of finding Colombian wives IRL
Searching for Colombian brides offline is not always easy, as Western men tend to neglect mentality differences and just come unprepared. Here are some challenges that I faced, and I want to highlight them to anyone who’ll be searching for Colombian wives.
Colombia has a low English proficiency level, which means that if you do not speak Spanish at least at a decent level, communicating with Colombian brides might be difficult. But many younger Colombians know English, and though you won’t get fluent conversations as with Western women, you can have meaningful chatting.
Colombian culture is different from the Western world, and adjusting to various social traditions, customs, and beliefs might take time. The key here is to treat Colombian brides with respect and be accepting of differences.
Concerns about safety
Most Colombian brides and Colombian families are not dangerous. But the country has a history of violence and crime, and there are still regions deemed risky not only for Western men. That’s why you should always put your safety first and research the location and area you plan on staying.
It’s not easy to find a wife in Colombian cities, but when you know the peculiarities of dating culture in Colombia, it’s way easier. In fact, around 5% of Colombian people marry abroad, while the country’s population is over 51M. So, you can see so many couples make it to the altar. The most popular bridal destinations are the US, Venezuela, Spain, Ecuador, and Panama.
3. Social media apps: Are there any Colombian brides?
As 69% of the population were monthly active social media users, many of them might be interested in finding a partner, and some are open to relationships with Western men. During my time in Colombia, I’ve noticed that Colombians are into WhatsApp, and most Colombian girls are fans of Instagram. Oh, and Facebook is quite popular as well, which is very similar to the US.
I’ve noticed that beautiful Colombian women often post selfies, outfit pics, and other photos to their feeds, as they just actively use IG. However, not all Colombian ladies on Instagram are single and open to marriage abroad.
How can Instagram work for serious relationships in Colombia?
- Make your profile perfect for dating (add good, high-quality photos, avoid weird captions, and no photos with women (or potential Colombian dates may think that you are in a relationship)
- Communicate your dating goals in your bio section on IG
- Use stories to showcase your lifestyle and personality
- Use hashtags like #single #lookingforagirlfriend #likeColombiangirls
- Be active and search by location
- Be ready to invest a lot of time and approach many Colombian women daily
You can be creative and make an ad targeted to Colombian women of the age you prefer (but it’s paid).
Facebook is another popular social media network among Colombian ladies, but just like Instagram, it wasn’t meant for dating, so you won’t have to search with filters or a community of like-minded people.
How can Facebook work for serious relationships in Colombia?
- Clean up your Facebook profile or make a new one for dating (no one wants to show awkward school photos or tags from previous relationships).
- Mind what information you share and pick photos strategically to showcase yourself from the best angles (but no catfishing!).
- You can be upfront and make a post that you are interested in making new connections if you are brave enough. Adding hashtags might also work.
- You can also use location search and approach single women from Colombia.
- You can check out if there are any dating groups in Colombia on Facebook.
But the same as with Instagram, gather your patience.
It’s possible to find Colombian females you like on Instagram and Facebook, but you’ll spend way more time and energy on a search without any guarantees. In my opinion, the only perk of these methods is that you avoid dating site expenses, but dating via social media doesn’t stand a chance with Colombian brides sites.
4. Marriage agencies & brokers to find Colombian mail order brides
Another interesting way that I was recommended a lot by locals when I asked about looking for Colombian brides was marriage agencies.
At the same time, some people started to recommend Colombian mail order wives sites. However, the two have similar intentions, though they are completely different services.
I’ve already told you about Colombian mail order brides platforms that are platforms for single women who are looking for marriage. But there are no intermediaries on them. Users sign-up, search, choose, and communicate with matches themselves.
But marriage agencies and brokers act like intermediaries, as they select potential Colombian brides for each person based on compatibility. In the end, you are the one to choose, but you still get a lot of help and therefore pay more for Colombian brides if compared to dating site expenses.
Here are some examples of Colombian marriage agencies and what they recommend:
|What they offer
|What do I think about it?
|Customize searchRomance TourIndividual IntroductionsEmail ConnectionsLodgingTranslation services
|$9,900$1,475$95–$65$95–$10$100 per day$95 per day to $20 per hour for phone calls
|Frankly, the site looks outdated. There is too much information, testimonials, and text overall to comprehend. And pricing is up there—I’m not sure many can afford that.
|Communication with women via email, translated letters, and phone or virtual video callsGift servicesGroup singles toursIndividual club toursIndividual one-on-one introductionsV.I.P. Executive Plan
|Executive Matchmaker Plan is $17,500An additional $5000 fee in order to restart the search processPlatinum membership activation fee $95.00
|It was hard to find pricing, as the site is so confusing. But you know I can dig up everything, and those numbers shocked me!
I enjoyed my time in Colombia a lot, as well as exploring the most effective ways to find Colombian brides. All of the 4 methods I’ve picked can help you meet gorgeous Colombian ladies who meet your desires and, most importantly, are ready to move abroad.
From what I saw, international relationships are very common in the country, and modern couples don’t get bashed for dating a foreigner.
So if I had to pick one way to search for potential Colombian wives, I’d pick Colombian mail order brides websites, as they save time and money during the early stages. But I’d 100% would also travel to the country to enjoy it once again and meet my girl IRL.
I’m passionate about exploring the world, enjoying the best of it, meeting new people, and falling in love. I believe that love and travel are what I was made for. And I’m here to share my story and honest opinions with you!