It is a Spanish accent indeed.
Sadly, some people jump several steps ahead of time and reach strange conclusions about it, from "not aware of how things are done in America", to "will always be late and will care more about parties than working" to, of course, "will have a hot temper". Hence my wondering whether the friend thought it would be a turn-off to the kind of men I am attracted to.
If she did, then she was quite silly.
As you know, I live in a country that is not my native and where my native language is not spoken. I no longer have a noticeable accent - people will wonder just where I'm from, but many think it's just another area of this country, not abroad.
My friends - and my husband - have admitted to having been a bit sad when I lost my accent, as they all found it endearing and cute. I'm glad I cannot be "recognized" by my accent anymore, but I never had any man ever tell me that my foreign accent was a turn-off. Quite the opposite
...and mine comes with many stereotypes as well.
I'm supposed to be shy, melancholic and a drunk. Oh, and in many countries people think that I am, by virtue of my nationality, "easy".
You are an "American girl" of course you are. Don't worry too much about a few idiot who might think differently. You are a talented, beautiful and independant woman. And when the right guy comes along, he won't mind your accent at all, I promise you that.