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.And yet, during a recent trip to Capri, I found myself curiously analyzing the crowds of Italian bourgeoisie over my daily spritz at the piazzetta. And, although we did manage to overcome that evening’s dramatics, his love for me faded the day I left Rome.
Oh, and guess who stands to replace Dearest when they wed? On the flip side, all that pampering doesn’t go to waste. ) “Don’t go on a date saying you’re not hungry or you don’t drink. This can be construed as a negative point about dating here, but it has also taught me to be more open and to trust more fully.My northern European approach to dating and avoiding exes like the plague can look downright cold to big-hearted Italians.This can have an upside though, as they do make an effort to get your attention. Here are some tips: Due to this open-mindedness, Italian men are often still close friends with their exes.A girl I know was invited to dinner with her boyfriend’s ex and her family, which she politely declined.