– Italian women love being stylish which means looking good even only to pop out for a loaf of bread at the supermarket. If you dress well you are more presentable, smarter and you look more reliable too.
Having said that Italian women feel entitled to x-ray their man before he goes out lecturing him on what to wear and how to wear it.
Dating can be hard; a new person to get to know, uncomfortable first dates, going to family events, etc. Gentlemen, if you're new gal-pal happens to be Italian, here's your guide on what you need to know to handle your new flame.
My identity is so deeply rooted in my family and my heritage. Even if you don't meet him, you're still being put to the test. I tell her everything because she's the one person I trust.
Be careful about this because it can become a problem.
Up to a few years ago murder out of jealousy of betrayal was always mitigated.
When I met my future husband he thought marrying an Italian woman would somehow be good from a “man point of view”, after all Italian women are thought to be more traditional, passionate and can generally make good wives. He loved the fact that he could learn to speak Italian, he could have free holidays in Italy, eat and drink lots of delicious bowls of pasta and mix with life-loving happy-go-lucky Italian people who always seem to know how to live life to the full. The novelty soon wore off when he realized that “there was no free lunch” so to speak. So what are the pros and cons of marrying an Italian? – Italian women love their food in fact they are obsessed with it.
When they are engaged for marriage they are "fidanzati", fiancees and it is usually an official thing that involves parents and friend and dates and places and so on. You meet someone, you read each other, you like each other and you begin the dances of love and courtship until one of the two go beyond the facade and makes an approach (usually with a kiss) or a proposal (this happened in old times).
When you feel good in passing your time with someone you stick to that person and you just continue to stick, from then on, until you like it.
Italians tend to be (at least formally and officially) monogamous.
Jealousy is widespread and quite common especially in southern Italy.