Tips for dating an italian man
So let’s see, there was the one whose name starts with a V, the one I never understood because my Italian was so awful, the one who took me to see the shores of Lake Bolsena at night, and the one taught me how to speak with a Tuscan accent. In short, while the experiences were both lovely and memorable, I’ve dated enough Italian men to know that I don’t want to date an Italian man.As I’ve come to grips with this complete lack of desire to have a (honeymoon) with someone of Italian descent, I wondered what expats who have dated (or married! So I asked 9 expats what it’s like to have a romance in one of the world’s arguably most romantic languages.When I told him that I liked him but he was putting too much pressure on me he gave me the cold shoulder, which was the breaking point for me.*Please forgive me for getting on my dating soapbox, but I feel like I have to say this: Ladies, if anyone ever tries to emotionally punish you for knowing and maintaining your boundaries RUN AWAY. I am sure stuff like this happens with men in every country, but it feels somehow exaggerated here in Italy. When I was breaking the news to my friends and family that I was moving to Italy I got a wide variety of responses but the one I enjoyed the most was giggling with my girlfriends about all the gorgeous Italian men waiting for me.
and we are living happily ever after.”“Dating Italian men is one big game.Depending on where you’re from, this may be very different from how men express themselves, and that takes some getting used to, especially if being in love is considered a very serious thing for you; it doesn’t necessarily mean the same for that person.” Sara Rosso, Ms.Adventures in Italy This post is the second in a series on advice from expats.I am not kidding you when I say that this place had the worst food I have eaten my entire time in Italy. I was paying my bill and getting ready to leave when the pair at the next table asked me to join them.They turned out to to be cousins and the guy was very cute in an older, rugged kind of way. Kind of makes a mockery of the sentiment, you know?
“Dating an Italian is intoxicating in a good way, it’s so easy to get caught up in their passionate natures and endearing accents, just make sure to not completely lose your head and make sure it’s the real deal and not a novelty because past the ‘honeymoon’ phase, the ‘fascino’ of dating someone from a totally different culture tends to fade to the background of everyday life.