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Any advice on dating an Italian?

A real Italian, not Italian-American. He's a young musician, speaks English decently. I'm American. Was curious what other people's experiences have been with Italians.

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by Anonymousreply 4102/22/2021

Be best, be rich and be pretty and you shall succeed, otherwise....

by Anonymousreply 101/26/2021

Kill his mother first.

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by Anonymousreply 301/26/2021

Get on his mother's good side and you're good for life

by Anonymousreply 401/26/2021

Is he an out of work Broadway dancer looking for a roommate?

by Anonymousreply 501/26/2021

In my experience, [italic]very[/italic] passionate. Will make romantic declarations easily, which threw slow mover me for a minute. But he taught me to open up emotionally more too. They "make love" more than "fuck".

Very jealous too. When they love you, they really love you, and are always watching for any slight movement you make that may indicate to them that your eye is wandering. This was never a negative thing in my case, I used to laugh at him about it, because the truth is I was madly in love with him. It could just be a tad... exhausting sometimes.

Honestly, I recommend Italians. I've never been so loved in my life. Taught me how to cook, I got a massive extended family thrown in who I also love dearly. We're still best friends now. Also, they are fastidiously hygienic. Effortlessly fashionable (ie not showy, can make a simple shirt and jeans look good). As I say, this is my experience.

by Anonymousreply 601/26/2021

Eine schlechte Lebensentscheidung, mein lieber OP. Der Sex ist fantastisch, aber das psychologische Drama nicht wert. Am besten vermieden.

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by Anonymousreply 701/26/2021

Imparate l'italiano.

by Anonymousreply 801/26/2021

Might be a cliché, but expect drama. Lots of it. Strap yourself, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

by Anonymousreply 901/26/2021

Present hole

by Anonymousreply 1001/26/2021

Do it, you won’t regret it.

by Anonymousreply 1101/26/2021

Italians are set in their ways.

There is no such thing as change unless it is you who leave.

God help you if you fall into the meatball trap with a native Italian MIL.

Plus they are "do me tops".

Too much energy for little return.

by Anonymousreply 1201/26/2021

What's the meatball trap?

by Anonymousreply 1301/26/2021

Drama Drama Drama Drama-- with great food... Whoever said- kill the mother- is correct.

by Anonymousreply 1401/26/2021

Never, ever, ever, ever say anything bad about his mother. Even if he earnestly asks you to be completely truthful lie through your fucking teeth if you have any want for the relationship to continue.

by Anonymousreply 1501/26/2021


They don't want honesty, they want to test your love for mama

by Anonymousreply 1601/26/2021

I don't know if it's true of actual modern residents of Italy, but in my experience Italian-American men tend to age like unrefrigerated milk. If you're in it for the long haul, that's something to be aware of. Look at the dad and see if you want to be waking up to that every morning in 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 1701/26/2021

r13, Meatballs, polpete, are never served with pasta in Italy. They are a main course alone.

A bowl of spaghetti and meatballs is anathema to "real" Italians. You might get shived.

The trick, make them cook for YOU! Always be effusive in praise.

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by Anonymousreply 2001/26/2021

Court his mother. Seriously. Bring flowers and thoughtful little gifts to her always.

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by Anonymousreply 2201/26/2021

Is this someone you're paying, OP?

by Anonymousreply 2301/26/2021

On the plus side, they consume a good amount of olive oil so you won't need a lot of lube.

by Anonymousreply 2401/26/2021

My advice: be polite and charming and certainly never vulgar. Be well groomed and dress well. Respect everyone he introduces to you. This is appreciated by many cultures but "public face" - fare buon viso a cattiva sorte - is so important to Italians.

by Anonymousreply 2501/26/2021

[quote]Any advice on dating an Italian?

My advice is don’t. Each one I dated was seriously fucked up in the head, not to mention entitled. Nasty attitudes when things don’t go their way. Even the ones that are only half.

by Anonymousreply 2601/30/2021

[quote]I don't know if it's true of actual modern residents of Italy, but in my experience Italian-American men tend to age like unrefrigerated milk. If you're in it for the long haul, that's something to be aware of.

SO TRUE! In fact, I recently saw a new picture of one I used to date and it’s amazing how he looks like total shit now at only 32. Just 3-4 years ago, he was really attractive. Now he’s fit-fat, bloated face with lots of lines and wrinkles, bags under his eyes, and his hair is mostly gray and receding badly. He was an asshole though so maybe this is karma catching up with him.

by Anonymousreply 2701/30/2021

Don’t be black, they don’t like

by Anonymousreply 2801/30/2021

That hasn’t been my experience @R28 They also tend to get fat

by Anonymousreply 2901/30/2021

R12 I lived in Italy for years and never met a top.

by Anonymousreply 3001/30/2021

Tell him "molto", that means a lot to them

by Anonymousreply 3101/31/2021

I hope this guy is not from south Italy,because they're all crazy there.

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by Anonymousreply 3302/22/2021

Thank you r18.

So often people think what they know of Italian American culture is Italian. It is not. The "spaghetti and meatballs" dish is the perfect example of something that is American, not actually Italian.

by Anonymousreply 3402/22/2021

Si può sempre fare affidamento sulle fiche bianche su questo sito Web per ridurre gli italiani a basare stereotipi, cliché alimentari e rappresentazioni razziste all'oscuro.

by Anonymousreply 3502/22/2021

Don’t call it gravy..

by Anonymousreply 3602/22/2021

R17 Armenians also don't age well.

by Anonymousreply 3702/22/2021

R36 Grazie

by Anonymousreply 3802/22/2021

OP, does he drain the pasta?

by Anonymousreply 3902/22/2021

Make sure he pulls his foreskin back and cleans off that mozzarella.

by Anonymousreply 4002/22/2021

In a bind, say 'Perhaps, but the caftan is by Valentino'.

by Anonymousreply 4102/22/2021
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