Remember that these statements are general and that there is no way of knowing which guys will actually fit the profile here and which won’t. For this reason you better go into the relationship knowing that you will never truly be #1 in his eyes.
If you are the type of person that gets jealous when your man shows someone else affection or takes other people’s sides over yours then you may want to run for the hills and pick a different guy. I am not saying that all Italian men are stubborn but let us just say that of all the Italian men I have met, and being Italian myself, there have been many, they have all been super stuck in their ways and unbending.
“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.You want to pick the right person, not just the right Italian” “Hmmm – well interesting– many of my “dating” experiences were bizarre— as being married or engaged doesn’t matter to most italians as most women are just here on holiday– staying on cramps their Playboy style!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.But I am an American girl and I am comfortable admitting that I am out of my depth when dealing with Italian men.
In my (very limited) experience, dating an Italian is like staring in your very own soap opera.On top of the inappropriate professions of love, there are also the rages of jealousy.When I didn’t answer a text right away I got the passive-aggressive “Excuse me, I can see that you too busy to answer so I won’t bother you anymore” text (in Italian of course, which doesn’t make it anymore charming).It’s all about who texts first, how long to wait before responding and the perfect combination of sweet, playful, innocent and fun.Sorry, that’s two sentences but how can you sum up Italian men in a few short words? I won’t stereotype too badly, but I feel on average Italian men are in love with the idea of being in love, so they’re very enthusiastic and very expressive when it comes to sharing feelings.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.