Another important point though is that while Muslims are allowed to date non-Muslims, they are told to date 'women of the book' meaning Christians or Jews.
Traditional gender roles still prevail in varying degrees.
Mexican men may hold on to the concept of male machismo, or being "macho," while women are often taught to play up their femininity in the hope of attracting a potential mate.
Depending on how devout the man is, there are also many things to consider practically and there might be some sacrifices that you are not prepared to make.
All this should be discussed with your partner before the relationship progresses past a certain point.
If you were arrested 20 years ago at a protest, be prepared to talk about it.
If your jazz group has a review in the local paper, your date may be humming one of your tunes.
Avoiding any "inebriated" tweeting is also highly recommended!
In the past ethnic differences often meant other significant differences as well - differences in faith, geography, and cultural preferences.
Forget Stereotypes The first thing to do is to drop any preconceived notions you have of Muslims.
At the present time Muslims are not getting the best press, and this is of course due to extremism.
In general, Mexicans prefer modesty, and bragging about one's own perceived virtues is not thought to be attractive.