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Believe the stereotypes: dating an Italian involves plenty of passionate — bordering on deranged — arguments, an interfering mother-in-law and at least one other woman or toy boy hiding behind the scenes. So why would anyone date an Italian? Socialising in Italy inevitably revolves around food, and dating is no different. Even a casual first date is the perfect excuse to grab pizza and fritti at a local pizzeria or get to know each other over an aperitivo. Prepare to put on a few pounds.
Compared to their British counterparts who get hitched at an average age of The average age for a first wedding in Italy is 34 for men and 31 for women.
So if you like to take things slow, Italians are on the same wavelength. Some scientists even say a rampant sex life is helping Italians live longer. From mastering a million verb tenses and deciphering complicated conjugations, learning Italian is not easy.
Having a native speaker at your disposal can only help you master the perfect pronunciation and pick up useful vocabulary. The country was only unified in so regional identities remain strong, contrasting greatly from north to south.
Making a good impression, known as la bella figuradictates every aspect of how Italians act. Starting a new life in another country means a whole load of organisation and life admin to wade through. Having someone with experience of cutting through red tape makes registering for residenza at the comune that much easier.
It doesn’t matter if you take ages to get ready
Many Italians, particularly older generations, have second homes at the beach or in the mountains for the whole family to enjoy. If all goes well, you might feel like getting hitched.
Italian weddings are multi-course extravaganzas serving only the best Italian dishes and with fine wines flowing freely. Wash it down with a grappa or limoncello and dance the night away.
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They’ll wine and dine you
They marry later in life. Your sex life will thank you.
That accent. You get a free language coach. To get an Italian mother in-law.
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