Dating italian american guy
American men come to Italy to meet a nice Italian girl, only they’ve misjudged the peril and they lack the necessary skills to compete, so they are largely ignored or perhaps even mocked for their naivety.
For the Italian men, an American girl might be an amusing distraction for a long weekend, but there’s no challenge and really they cannot be taken seriously. [bctt tweet=”The challenges for foreigners #dating in #Italy are more complex than you might think.
I’ve watched the most intelligent, savvy women fall for the same blatant bullshit again and again, and then still end up dejected when they realize the plain truth. If these cultural mistranslations occur between Americans and Italians, the situation among two Italians is no less tricky these days.
How can she possibly believe that: she’s the only one who’s ever made him feel so overwhelmed with emotion; that he had never seen such beauty before; he had never even dared to talk to someone so classy, but his heart speaks for him and he can’t withhold the feelings… The traditional roles are gradually being abandoned—and it’s happening too fast according to the men, and not fast enough for the women.
For years they’ve assumed that “I don’t like you” is not to be taken seriously, whereas “I like you” is synonymous with “let’s go to bed.” This new honesty puts them off because it neutralizes their advantage in the hunt.
Herein lies the conundrum and perhaps one of many reasons why the birth rate among Italians is among the lowest in the western world.
The women are tired of the aforementioned routine where proper decorum implores them to resist, even if they’re genuinely interested in the boy in question.