Expect dating italian man
"Italians are so fun, open-minded and positive" - this is the first thought a newcomer can have. "They are more reserved than they seem", can one think after few months living in Italy.
In some points, many foreigners can start feeling like some kind of aliens, especially when not speaking Italian.
According to the popular stereotype, it's almost impossible to get an Italian man into a serious relationship.
Really, what's the point when on one side he has responsibilities and bills, and on the other one - loving mom who looks after him and never dares to say something like "you left your socks on the floor again, you didn't wash the dishes, and I'm sick and tired of football"? But at the same time, Italians are getting more and more curious about the world, other cultures.
Only a few things appear to be true (even though there are always exceptions).
Before coming to Italy, I thought most Italian men were arrogant and sticky.
After marrying one of them (not arrogant nor sticky of course), I understood that these men we see at popular sea resorts do not represent the nation at all (meno male, as they say).
Yes, almost all of them remain very close (sometimes too close) to their moms. They are very passionate - it becomes obvious after the very first minute of a conversation with an Italian. It might be quite difficult to get used to a person who uses his hands all the time, speaks loudly and just gets crazy when arguing. Even if you hate football - you can never say this in front of him and his friends.
And don't you never, ever say something like "you love football more than you love me?
There are some men who even refuse to date Italian women - by their own words, it's boring.