Evidence does seem to suggest that inter-insular interaction was relatively low and each island was populated by its own distinct socio-cultural groups who lived in relative isolation separated from each other.
The origins of the Canarian indigenous people – the Guanches – remain the subject of debate.
If it's not already hard enough to meet new people or find love then living on Fuerteventura can present its own set of challenges.
It's probably no easier on Tenerife, Lanzarote or Gran Canaria either but at least those islands are accessible and the possibility of meeting someone elsewhere in the Canary Islands shouldn't be ignored.
Sometimes, like all islands, the Canaries can sometimes appear and certainly feel a bit small.
Fuerteventura, a little quieter than some of the other nearby islands is relaxed and laid back and in the winters, maybe a little too quiet for some people's liking.
What people don't realise is that the pressures on anybody moving to a new country are probably greater than those in our own countries.
Many turn to Spain or another country in an effort to 'change' a prior life of monotony and boredom or maybe to try to rescue a failing relationship.
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