Did we mention this means you also get to bask in endless carbs with your lady love? Now, we’re not saying you’d never catch your Italian girlfriend in a pair of black leggings and a t-shirt every now and then.
But when she RSVP’s to a night out, she goes all the way.
My friend, a fellow NYC expat living in France, puts it this way: “When I come to Italy, I remember that I am a woman.” 4.
Italian women are the cream of the crop when it comes to dating Europeans.
Here are a few of my observations, enriched with some stellar insight from an Italian girlfriend. And they smell fantastic, like they all bathed in a tub of Acqua di Gio! Similarly to to Jewish guys, Italian men never truly grow up. They will love you to pieces, shower you with attention, and give you beautiful dark-haired children, resulting in a “perfect Loro Piana family”.
It’s impossible to understand who has time for all that pampering and laundering and ironing, until you find out that… My own Italian experience involves a Roman dentist named Mario who lived with his parents until the age of 30 – three years after they had purchased him his own apartment (presumably to get rid of him)! This is the place where “effortless” French gear will do.
Of all the men on the planet, it appears that nobody drives women crazy like the Italians.
The mere thought of a trip to Italy seems to send most of my girlfriends into daydream overdrive, as they envision themselves succumbing to the charms of a tall, dark-haired Fellini hero. Something about these fellows’ overly confident attitude makes me mistrust them, not to mention that the lyrical falsetto makes it impossible to understand anything they are attempting to say. “They will tell you the most incredible stories about themselves.. Just to win your heart and get you into bed.” Indeed, an hour after professing his undying love for me, Mario the dentist tried to hit on my 22-year-old friend.
She’s also going to passionately defend you should anyone have something negative to say about you.Don’t expect to pull her away from her close-knit family, ‘cause it ain’t gonna happen. Being loud, obnoxious, and trying to get her point across was basically just another part of growing up for your Italian girl. She’s stubborn, and she enjoys a good vocal wrestling every now and again. She expects you to be a real man who treats her like the absolute diamond that she is. She wants a guy who knows when to be tough and when to be chivalrous.That means opening doors for her, pulling out her chair, pouring her wine, and grabbing the check.[Read: 10 reasons passionate love can be the strongest love of all] #2 Family, family, family.Picture a group of six Italian relatives around the table sipping wine, breaking bread, and shouting over one another as loud as humanly possible amidst a fury of laughter.