Italians are known as outgoing and sociable people and there are plenty of opportunities to find Mr or Miss Right without going online. The Italians have a reputation for being some of the most passionate people on the planet. There might just be something to it.
Italian men have a reputation for vanity so be careful not to insult their good looks! On the plus side, they will turn up for dates looking impeccable. A bit of a double-edged sword. While it's great for breaking the ice, Whatsapp has been linked to the soaring rate of divorce in Italy right now. Ex's will rear their ugly heads from time to time as they are wont to do.
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Jobs in Italy Browse jobs Post a vacancy. Email newsletters Newsletter sign-up Edit my subscriptions. Other pages Apartment rentals Noticeboard. So you're thinking of dating an Italian? Here's our A to Z guide on navigating the Italian dating scene. Ardo Beltz Let's start at the beginning. Be persistent Men, take note. Conquer by cooking Italians are frequently excellent cooks, so expect to be cooked for! Dutch dates The general convention in Italy is that the guy will pay for your date, so gentlemen should make sure they bring enough money to cover the bill in case she doesn't offer to chip in.
Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Be warned - the turning point is normally when you go to dinner at their parents' house. Gender roles Generally speaking, there is a more defined division of gender roles in Italy, which could cause problems for the first-time Italian dater.
High maintenance Let's just say that it's no coincidence that the word 'diva' is an Italian word. Intimacy Generally speaking, Italians are much more touchy-feely, which can cause a headache when it comes to reading the signs. You might just be in the dreaded 'friend zone'.
Jokes The language of love may be universal, but humour certainly isn't. Look good If you're going on a date with anybody from any nationality you should always put a bit of effort into how you look. No 'No' means 'no' in both English and Italian - men, take note. Odd numbers Gift giving is always tricky.
Play hard to get As a general rule, Italian women are good at this, so don't expect this to be easy guys. Shutterstock Italian men, listen up. Tinder Probably not the best place to start. One woman told The Local that Italians were "way more passionate than Nordic people". Vanity Italian men have a reputation for vanity so be careful not to insult their good looks! Whatsapp A bit of a double-edged sword. X As in, your partner's dreaded Ex.
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Obviously this was super confusing for me, and I remember when my boyfriend and I had the talk, he was super perplexed. And then I forced him to hash out exactly where we were as a couple anyway, in every minute aspect of couplehood as defined by me. I also found when dating in Italy that things move more slowly.
They have the power to change things from a frequentazione to matrimonio surprisingly fast. Introduction to the family is a general indication of how serious your relationship is.
And it can be hard, really hard, to overcome some of those cultural differences. There must be a zillion articles on foreign women and Italian men, but hardly one single article on the other combination. However, it should be noted that the novelty of this has worn off on all Italian women over the age of Sorry folks, in Italy, it's the same old story I have some theories, but I need to devise a poll for Italian women to see if I can get some hard data.
Have you had to navigate these confusing dating games in Italy or across other cultures? How did you do? Rachel graduated with a degree in Italian language and literature. She currently lives in her favorite place in the world, Florence, Italy with her bilingual dog, Stella. Love discussing this topic, I could go on and on about it!