For some reason, the most common searches that drive Googlers to my site involve “how to date an Italian.” Actually, many of the keywords that people enter into the search box are not appropriate for me to repeat.I consider my blog to be rated “R,” but apparently many of you (and you know who you are) are searching for “X-rated” material. However, I love reading the comments on these posts, which are often hilarious and occasionally quite insightful.Although it's a thriving and exciting city, when it comes to dating, Melbourne is not the easiest of places to be if you're looking for love.
Those looking for a bit more bustle might find that seeing a cricket or AFL game at the MCG can make for an exciting date, while a more visual, cultural experience can be had at the NGV International, where you can find one of the finest art collections in the Southern Hemisphere.
If you're ready to really amp up the romance, check out our top 10 romantic things to do in Melbourne!
For those of you with a love of horticulture, or simply a passion for beauty, the Royal Botanical Gardens beside the Yarra River are a world class way to spend an afternoon.
Ramp up the romance by ending the day with a cruise down the same river: Venice on the Yarra lets you take in Melbourne's sights while relaxing in your own private gondola.
Well, I already knew that we were doing it wrong, but this reader explains “how.” I guess I should also point out that this discussion mostly includes Italian women with men from Australia, the U. Men from other parts of Mediterranean Europe or South America might not struggle as much. So what I’d like to do here is to present her comments, and then offer my observations in response.
Without further ado, gentlemen (and curious ladies), I give you the reader known only as “Female G” from Perth. I am an Italian woman in my late 30’s living in Australia.
But sex for Italians is more of a quest; a reward at the end of an erotic, hot, flirtatious innuendo.
Instead, in Australia if you don’t give them sex within three dates, they might even stop texting you.
The important thing is that she’s an Italian girl in her 30’s who has been living in Australia for 10 years, and she’s STILL trying to work out the rather large cultural gaps when it comes to dating, courtship, and social protocols in general. Her situation gives her a unique perspective that, in my opinion, is very instructive for foreign men in Italy hoping to “get lucky” with Italian girls.
Pay attention, fellas, because we are doing it all wrong! Canada, and other “Anglo” countries, probably including Northern Europeans, as well.
With great restaurants, pubs and bars along with facinating cultural heritage, consider what would be interesting for your date and try to ensure that the venue is relaxing and condusive to great conversation (see here for a list of 10 first date questions! If you're stuck for ideas, put your best foot forward with our dating tips - see below!