10 Tips to Date Italian Men

What’s the purpose of your vacation? A sight-seeing adventure, a shopping spree or the pursuit of romance? In all cases, you will probably find much of what you look for in the Eternal City.

If you plan on dating an Italian man, you have to make sure you are completely familiar with their culture to avoid relationship discrepancies.

Imagine that you have landed your first date in Rome and now you are headed on a mission to impress him with the right techniques.

What are 10 the main tips for dating Italian men in Rome and all over Italy?

The American and English culture can be completely different, and some European cultures are quite similar to Italians.

1.   Family Bonds.

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Italian men put their family first. They adore their mothers and sisters, so you need to make a positive impact on the female part of their family in order to be accepted.

Italian families are warm and welcoming and will feed you well over dinner, but they will except the same from you!

2.  Italians appreciate amazing cooks 

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If cooking is not your thing, then aren’t Italian men either. Italian men enjoy a home-cooked meal. From baked lasagna to grilled fish and spinach ravioli, Italian home-cooked dishes have no equals,  and Italian men would enjoy a home-made dessert on Sunday which is the day for an abundant culinary spree

3. Passion and loud voice.

Italian men like to talk in a loud voice, and they express their passionate emotions through their bubbly voices. But their loud voice is an expression of their passionate nature, so being emotional is part of their game.

They can flame up easily, and the good news is their anger can subside as fast as it has occurred.

4. Sense of possession

If you come from a more liberal culture, you may find Italian’s  jealousy slightly disturbing.

Italian men have a well -expressed macho culture, and they want to make sure that you only belong to them. They do get slightly jealous and you make have to cut back on girls’ night out on the town.

As trust grows, they will become more liberal (but not too much!) Their ideal female counterpart is nurturing, caring and warm.

5. They enjoy the pursuit and the process of courtship 

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The harder you are to get hold of,  the better. Italians simply love the chase! And they do not give up easily in the course of the courtship process. If you have stolen a piece of their heart, they will make sure their win yours too.

It might be a good idea to pose a challenge in the beginning of the relationship. Italian men would love to take the time to conquer you!

6. They love romance.

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Italian men can be passionate and romantic, especially in the beginning of the relationships. They value romantic dates and will frequently surprise you with a candlelit dinner at a fancy restaurant or a picnic by the water. Everything works as long as there is romance!

As the relationship progresses, they will certainly make sure you feel appreciated with small gifts and gestures of affection. A colorful flower bouquet is often a great way to mark your progressing relationship. And if you get lucky, you can get a more expensive gifts such as a jewelry or a perfume bottle.

7. Style.

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Italians are representatives of some of the most stylish cultures on the European continent. So heading out on a date with your Italian flame might mean that you need to exhibit a irreproachable clothing style and choose fancy outfits.

First date is important so do not underestimate the power of the first impressions that you are going to leave. We recommend masterfully done make up and ‘’looking at your best’’ when you meet an Italian man on your first date. Also, if you can afford to, book a professional hair-stylist for your hair-do,  especially if the person has invited you to an upscale spot.

As the relationship moves forwards, you can switch to a more casual style.

8. They are social.

Endless texting is not their thing. They will do so only until they conquer you and take you out on a date. After that, they prefer one-to-one communication in a social setting than virtual communication.

Whatsapp is not as popular in Italy as it’s in the United States and Scandinavia. Italians like to pick up the phone and have an actual conversation. Also dating applications, including Tinder and Bumble, are not as popular in the Bel Paese. That’s why if you want to land a hot date, head out to the bubbly bar for some quality social mingling time.

9. His sister can be frequently mentioned in the relationship.

If he has a sister, you have another sister too! Italians adore their sisters as much as they adore their moms. The good news to that is they know and respect women, but you need to make sure you live up to his family standards.

Often, he will compare your cooking to his mom or to his sister, but not in a negative way!

10. Italians will make you laugh.

Italian humor is bubbly, never dry. You will not be bored in the relationship. You will enjoy multiple jokes and fun times with your loved one.

They will make sure they bring your smile back whenever you feel sad or down.

Dating an Italian man is easy and not a challenging experience. Once you get more familiar with their culture, you will know how to deal with any situation

The Italian culture is fun and easy-going in general and Italian men are remarkably charismatic. Dating them is a cool experience!