Dating an italian man
Punctuality is obviously appreciated, but it's perfectly normal for Italians to turn up ten to 15 minutes late for a date. Be warned - the turning point is normally when you go to dinner at their parents' house.
Gender roles Generally speaking, there is a more defined division of gender roles in Italy, which could cause problems for the first-time Italian dater.
Conquer by cooking Italians are frequently excellent cooks, so expect to be cooked for!
The negative side of this is that, while you may also be a genius in the kitchen, your Italian partner might kick you out.
Aperitivo Photo: Ardo Beltz Let's start at the beginning.
Jokes The language of love may be universal, but humour certainly isn't.
Intimacy Generally speaking, Italians are much more touchy-feely, which can cause a headache when it comes to reading the signs.
Just because your cute Italian friend hugs you and ruffles your hair, it doesn't necessarily mean there is a romantic interest from their part.
High maintenance Let's just say that it's no coincidence that the word 'diva' is an Italian word.
Men need to be prepared to give as good as they get!