Italy dating culture

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.

It must be added, however, that these same ex pats are madly in love with the city of Rome and rarely speak of that affair waning or leaving one unsated.

But if you are after a more tactile in the eternal city, my Christmas present to you this issue is a brief guide to dating in Rome; first the bad news, then the good.

Of course, I can become invisible when his soccer team is playing and we’ve had enough fights in Italian to render my use of the imperative almost flawless.

But hearing ‘ti amo’ for the first time from someone who means it, is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

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The below is a list of some of the themes and commonalities observed.

Then these boys grow up and are exposed to the opposite sex in an abrupt, often sexualized way. This is definitely seen in how they treat not only women, but everyone around them.

The consequence of this is a lack of understanding of women, a lack of comfort and often, a lack of respect. There is a courtesy, consideration, chivalry and thoughtfulness in how they act, behave and engage with others.

A friend of mine had a wonderful relationship with a lovely young Roman.

After about a month he confessed he had just recently ended a long relationship.

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