The direct translation for the Brazilian word ‘carinhoso’ is affectionate.
You may also want to visit the Brazilian government's tourism page [in Portuguese but soon available in English] for more information about various areas and locations you may want to consider visiting in Brazil.
If you have any questions about these things, please contact a travel agent well versed in travel to and within Brazil and/or the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction for where you live. A relatively painless way to gain valuable insights into Brazilian history is by reading the historical novel Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (Silver Springs Books, July 1, 2000, ISBN 0916562514).
New editions are available at and they also often have used editions advertised for sale.
There are more women than men in Brazil, so prepare to get some jealous eyes thrown at you by the pretty Brazilians as you just took away one of their handsome guys!
‘voce é muito linda’, meaning you are very beautiful, can be in your daily piece of compliments when you’re dating a Brazilian.