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I asked him how his quest was going and the sound of his bubble bursting must have been audible from across the piazza.But after talking to him for a few minutes I came to realize that his ideal “Italian” woman bore a striking similarity to Snookie from the Jersey Shore and looked nothing like the Italian women that I knew. He probably would’ve known how to handle Snookie—but I’m quite sure that he had underestimated the mortal danger he would have encountered if, by some random chance, a real Italian woman would have shown some interest.We can’t even steal their lines, it seems, and attempting to do so only makes us look more foolish.So it should be noted that American women have the exact opposite problem.Meanwhile our competition—the smooth-talking, Prada-wearing Italiano—has all the advantages when it comes to both the local girls and female expats.He’s been practicing his art in situ since he was old enough to shout “ciao, bella!

I’ve tried eavesdropping on conversations, but there’s something very subtle and cryptic in the repartee that would simply fall flat if it came from an American.

“French guys don't necessarily want to just go get a drink or see a movie.

I've been on first dates in France that I couldn't drag even long-term boyfriends to in the U.

I’ve watched the most intelligent, savvy women fall for the same blatant bullshit again and again, and then still end up dejected when they realize the plain truth. If these cultural mistranslations occur between Americans and Italians, the situation among two Italians is no less tricky these days.

How can she possibly believe that: she’s the only one who’s ever made him feel so overwhelmed with emotion; that he had never seen such beauty before; he had never even dared to talk to someone so classy, but his heart speaks for him and he can’t withhold the feelings… The traditional roles are gradually being abandoned—and it’s happening too fast according to the men, and not fast enough for the women.

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