But I confess that I have always been skeptical about the Italians embracing this new technologically enhanced method of looking for a partner.Italians won’t even buy a sweater online, so how could they possibly utilize online dating in its intended way?Italian men who are out with their friends will come to you together, introduce themselves, invite you to parties and clubs.If you’re in a bar or a club in Milan speaking English? He will ask where you’re from and then you will go with him to a club. But writing about this topic is tricky for several reasons.One reason is that the protocols are changing so fast in this increasingly globalized, interconnected world.
Add to this the relatively new frontier of online dating in Italy and you have the recipe for a total disconnect—and a subsequent drop in birthrate.
If the goal of dating in Italy is to find a beautiful, intelligent, sweet Italian wife, then maybe I’m an expert after all.
(Hopefully this last comment will send a little “dirty work” my way this evening).
Ilaria Perrone, sex columnist for Grazia.it, the go-to magazine for the “It” girls of Milan, has given up on dating. But if you want to see him again, you have to wait. I know in New York you do the other things first, then sex after, but here we think blow jobs are more private than sex.
“Italian men are romantic but they are also liars,” she told New York sex columnist Maureen O’Connor in the latest entry in Italy in 30 Days’ Exchange Rates conversation series. ” And don’t even get her started on the shortage of cunnilingus slang. It can be very difficult, because in Italy men date because they want to have sex. If you go with a boy in Milan, you know 90 percent of the time, you will be with him that night. I used to talk with friends who lived in USA, and they tell me, “We go on real dates. You can have sex with a condom on a first date, but oral sex is more complicated. When you live with your parents, when you live with the Pope and the church, it’s difficult to change your mind so quickly. In this country, men can do whatever they want because they are men, they are like this, they need sex, they need affairs. K., girls use Tinder, so here in Milan they get dates with Italian men that way.