The “gringo effect” is the reaction a foreign guy gets from girls here in Medellin.

Here in Medellin, you do NOT need to play that game.

Medellin nightclubs are for dancing, so it’s very easy to go up to a woman in a noisy disco, put out your hand, gesture for her to take it, and start dancing.

It is hard for one’s true personality to translate when speaking another language, but luckily I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have learned enough Paisa slang to be my witty self.

I have found that Medellin women, as in most parts of the world, love compliments and like it when a guy can make them laugh.

Most of my close friends here in Medellin are foreigners and I have seen girls break their neck checking them out as we walk down the street.

So I do not get that immediate attention here in Medellin.I had to learn everything from experience, and it’s been a blast.Places frequented by tourists in Medellin are more saturated with foreigners than before.Typically, very beautiful girls in Medellin will go to a bar or a nightclub in a group, and there will be guys in that group usually.For an emasculated man from the United States, this is a nightmare.Every day I see gorgeous women walking up and down the street.