I have seen the best–and the worst– of what Italy has to offer when it comes to men.
Here are five reasons to fall head over heels for the first Disclaimer: **Entire groups of people can’t be summed up by ten generalizations. There are exceptions to every rule, and I’m only speaking from my own experiences, being an American tourist in Italy.** While Italian men have become some of my best friends, I wouldn’t be quick to commit to anything serious.
Dutch dates The general convention in Italy is that the guy will pay for your date, so gentlemen should make sure they bring enough money to cover the bill in case she doesn't offer to chip in.
Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Fidanzato literally means “betrothed”, so when your Italian boyfriend or girlfriend starts referring to you as their findanzato/a it's a sign that things are getting serious.
Another popular dating opener is to ask you for private English lessons.
Whereas some women might view their Italian boyfriend's desire to 'protect his woman' a little chauvinistic.
If you’re alone this Valentine’s Day and you find yourself fantasizing of a love affair in the Mediterranean — don’t.