Unemployment has not caused any increase in crime and you see foot patrols of police everywhere in the tourist areas.
Alicante, Malaga and Valencia are three good areas in the Winter to find women.
I tend to think the South American Spanish are more conservative or domestic than Spaniards from Europe (maybe with the exception of Argentina as the girls are notoriously game player before you lasso them into a relationship.
There is something about this EU that perpetuates liberalism in the worst way when it comes to Social interactions.
Maybe the settles of the new world have been isolated sufficiently or the Conquistador genes are more resilient to feminism.
However, each reason of Spain has a different set of social mores.
I feel just based on my contact with Spanish culture over the course of many years from women from Madrid to Buenos Aires (lives downtown).
I have traveled all over South America and I am an EU citizen and have similarly and lived around Europe.
I can write an authoritative commentary on Spanish girls.
If you are going to Spain I recommend Miami to Madrid or NYC to Madrid direct, get a SIM card for your GSM phone at any Kiosk.
Public transportation in Spain is excellent and your first ride on a metro in Madrid will prove this out.
There is a reasonably large number of South Americans and Russians and Romanians in Spain ‘working’, better is to go to respectable clubs, easy to meet girls if you learn a little Spanish, but they all speak English.
It is safe at night and taxis are honest in my experience.