While more modern and progressive attitudes are slowly replacing more old-fashioned views, you should still be aware that Portuguese men tend to hold conservative and traditional views about their roles, and indeed the roles of the women in their lives. Portuguese men are highly family-oriented and are highly loyal to their upbringings and local customs.
Indeed, families here tend to take a stronger role in the personal lives of men than they do in some other western countries.
As well as their beauty, they are highly passionate and are more comfortable expressing their emotions than women in some other European countries.
Of course, this means they can also have frightful tempers – so do endeavour to be on your most charming behaviour and make sure you don’t turn up late.
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.