As you can see, dating Italian men requires some getting used to.However, all issues may just seem too mundane, once you are under the spell of one of these harming Casanovas who knows how to swoop a lady off her feet.
Try, if possible, to at least hang out casually (and non-sexually) a few times before things escalate so he will take the relationship seriously if that’s your goal. This isn’t to say that Albanians are evil rapists because that’s not true and most of them are like the nicest people ever and are hardworking, good people. This absolutely does NOT mean that men from other nationalities are safer.
They’re not usually dangerous but they can pickpocket on occasion. That gives you the cold, completely insane, racism that exists between Italy and the Romani. Almost all rapes in Florence are reported by American students statistically accusing eastern European men (often from Albania).
This can pose a problem for you, if you are not expressive in this way.
However, if you are loved by an Italian man, throw your inhibitions out of the door and get ready for a great time in the bedroom.
When dating, it is important to know what is acceptable and what is not.
The tricky part is that this may differ by cultures.
This is not his fault; it is how he was brought up.
While it can be charming at first, independent women may find it too smothering later on.
Dating in Italy can be a lot like playing the lottery. You cannot go into a church without your shoulders covered. It’s because people are “rude” it’s just not how they are. When going to someone’s house always, always, ALWAYS bring a gift with you. Don’t use “ciao” unless the other person does first. Don’t eat anything until everyone else starts eating.
You’ll either win a hopeless romantic or a spoiled man-child who could possibly ruin your life with his two-timing and drama. Usually, a Capuccino is only drank in the morning (but I drink it all day cause I wanna). If you’re a dude prepare yourself to be kissed and hugged a lot by other dudes. Buy a pretty scarf and carry it with you all day when you’re site-seeing. A bottle of wine, some chocolates, flowers, something. This never changes if you’re talking with someone older than you.
If you want to make small talk or bond, soccer is always the way to start. Dogs can go in restaurants, in almost all bars or cafe’s, and in more or less all clothing stores. Where the mom and son are so overly attached that they still have a relationship similar to the relationship a child would have with his mother. The people who sell things in the streets are usually from Senegal or Pakistan (with the roses and tissues). They are peddling cheap merchandise in hopes of bettering their lives. They are working their asses off trying to improve their lives. There is a large immigration battle here so while a lot of Italians don’t WANT immigrants here they are not usually mean to them. “Gypsies,” the women in the long skirts, braided hair, and sandals, are originally from North-East India and are an ethnic group called Romani. Not all Romani people live an alternative “Gypsy,” lifestyle, many of them try to be good citizens.