As shameful as it is to admit and at the risk of sounding completely conceited, I was ready to return to dreary, mean London. Still, after my first one-week Italian adventure, I'd had enough.In the meantime, you just have to take my word for it: my parents’ saga has left me somewhat ill-prepared for the realities of the dating world. ” as if I was on a new diet, learning sign language, or finally watching Parks and Recreation.While their whirlwind romance not only leaves you feeling warm and gooey inside—come un cornetto con cioccolato—it unfortunately also establishes completely skewed ideas about fate, kindred spirits and l’amore. “It doesn’t sound like you had much in common with this guy anyway. It turns out that online dating is a sort of litmus test these days. In any case, I decided that I wanted what my parents have and was willing to broadcast it online in order to get it.Keep in mind, that you will be the second love of his life, if a relationship develops. Your relationship is doomed to fail, if you rock the boat on this subject.Casanovas - It is not a secret that Italian men are great lovers.Their soul-mating began with an unexpected meeting at a bus depot, was almost crushed by a plot twist you never saw coming, and journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean to Italia and back again, before finally reaching its happy ending in Boston. After a month-long sabbatical, I took my mom’s advice and got back into the online dating scene.
Don’t get me wrong, Vincent and Angela Festino are wonderful genitori.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.Italy, in my humble opinion, is one of the most glorious countries in the world. The winding streets and hidden underground wonders of Naples. The iconic rolling hills and olive groves of Tuscany. well, the endless echo of I ignorantly exclaimed to the world (or at least whispered to myself). The snobbish stares of my fellow tube passengers somehow seemed preferable to...— but I did meet a fabulous person, who WAS honest…and we are living happily ever after.”“Dating Italian men is one big game.When dating, it is important to know what is acceptable and what is not.The tricky part is that this may differ by cultures.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.Until, of course, I fell in love with an Italian or, to be more precise, a Sicilian (the difference this makes, I will leave up to you).The perks of attaching oneself to a foreigner soon became clear.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.