Dating for italians
Dating in Italy can be difficult for a foreign woman.
Why is it that men have less respect for foreign women, and not just in Italy?
Having said that..latest data shows that 1 in 10 Italian marriages these days, is between an Italian man and a non-Italian woman.
Most of these marriages are to poor Eastern European or Russian women, for reasons we can only guess at.
So again, to both men and women dating in Italy, and in any country where the culture is different from your own, beware. The first reason is that there is an affordable housing shortage so couples wait to marry until they can find and pay for something suitable.
The second reason marriage begins later now is anecdotally explained as many young men prefer to be spoiled at home by their housewife mothers, than to contribute housework in a working couple relationship, which is a growing norm, even in Italy.
Why is it that most see them as a sport to enjoy while looking for the local woman to mother their children?
I'm a woman, so what I can say comes from what foreign men have told me.
The poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning were famous Italophiles.
I describe them and some of their work on a page dedicated to them.
She is credited with moving forward the art of sonnet-writing in the English language with her moving, heartfelt, and thought-provoking sonnets.
You can read them online, and maybe borrow some to impress a lover.