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 there are some gorgeous Italian men, believe me.
But I am an American girl and I am comfortable admitting that I am out of my depth when dealing with Italian men.
A teacher friend of mine got stung with this a number of times Italian men also have an open-minded and friendly approach to dating.
Knowing some of these things beforehand could help you to avoid some serious problems or conflicts later down the road.
When dealing with Italian men there are some common characteristics that you should familiarize yourself with.
And so, I put together my observations, enlisting the help of an Italian girlfriend for some insider insight on what these men are really like. And they smell fantastic, like they all bathed in a tub of Acqua di Gio! Meaning that, from the time they are small children, everything is done by their mothers. Giuseppe could only speak English via Google Translator, yet this did not stop him from hanging out with us twice, taking us out for lunch, and driving us to the airport on our last day. (Since I wasn’t that heartbroken, I still occasionally send him my dental X-rays for second opinion.) 7. I recently witnessed one of my girlfriends get swept off her feet by an Italian guy, resulting in some very entertaining vacation adventures. Her Don Juan happened to be , something my friend found out via Facebook an hour after they had bid arrivederci.
It’s difficult to picture who in God’s name has time for all that pampering and laundering and ironing, until you find out that… My own Italian experience involves a Roman dentist named Mario who lived with his parents until the age of 30, three years after they had purchased him his own apartment. Find me a French man who would do that, and I will find you a monkey that can play Tchaikovsky. She wasn’t even stalking him – he had volunteered his information to “keep in touch”.
Try to look at "Everybody Loves Raymond" and see the relationship between Ray and his mama and how it affects his wife Deb. In fact no one will change his mind, well except maybe his mama!