Dating in italian culture
In fact, if you stay, you get to share his childhood bedroom with them next door. Because you know, 28 year old men still live at home and their moms do their laundry.
Maybe they were at the time of the Roman Empire but not in 2011! I hope you haven’t just spent hundreds of euro on a Christmas present for an Italian in the naive but Hollywood-induced hope they are going to give you the most but let’s start the new year with some candour: the fact is, if we generalise (and we must because it’s more fun this way), foreign men say Roman women are high maintenance and acerbic, while foreign women (who are, on the whole, more vocal about their anthropological findings) report that Roman guys cheat, play games, don’t make an effort or turn out to be disappointing in the bedroom.
For any female reader, don’t ever believe their ‘status’.
There is always someone waiting somewhere, whether it’s the wife, the jealous (and justified) girlfriend, the lover in Florence or Milan, or the high school sweetheart in their hometown in Puglia or Sicily.
His eyebrows will be perfectly combed and he will smell like he just bathed in a vat of cologne.
But hearing ‘ti amo’ for the first time from someone who means it, is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
You won't believe a word of it, but he will (at least for the evening). Going on vacation in Italy and want a little romance? Italian men like to enjoy themselves, laugh and not worry too much.
He will take you on mini trips to the coast or take you to concerts in the piazza.
Not to mention, Italian men are famous for being charming and some of the worlds best lovers. Just as they are aggressive in their approach, they are aggressive in their pursuit.
But alas, I present to you, the top ten reasons why dating an Italian man is not all it’s cracked up to be. Forget the days of the cold shoulder turning a guy off. in the middle of the Piazza, right next to about 100 people taking pictures.