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In preparation for my move to research Italian cinema, I scoured adverts for a room to rent.
It wasn't long before I received replies from Italian "directors" interested in letting their spare rooms and offering insights into Italian cinema in exchange for English-language lessons.
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.
In my case it is not just myself as even my mother puts her : “You won’t let him go out dressed like that, will you?!
If I thought this was melodramatic, the best was still to come.
The height of Italian jealousy was revealed in all its glory when a friend introduced me to one of his colleagues.
Even if you are just doing some prep work it will never be good enough. 5) Italian women vibrate with passion, they are loud and easily excitable. Oh and you better know this: at the table they will never understand the meaning of the word NO and after the third helping they will still keep saying to you: “Mangia!
We look to the Italians as gurus of romance, Latin lovers who conquer with a smouldering glance and whisk women away on their scooters to woo them in some secluded olive grove.
When I lost patience, he looked wounded, insisting that it had been a perfectly normal move.
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.
So yes, do expect beautifully cooked dinners with matching fine wines.
So if you are going on a date with an Italian make sure you don’t slip up by getting drunk on your first night as she won’t be very impressed. -As soon as you marry an Italian you become part of the big family: brothers, nonne, cousins and second cousins will come and greet you with dozens of kisses and firm handshakes and will soon be part of your life.
– No point arguing, no matter how well you do, she will often criticize your cooking: “Get out of the kitchen darling”! They will do anything for you but beware, if there is something they don’t like they won’t hesitate to let you know.