Italia an dating marriages
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This handsome devil is Petrarch who immortalized the object of his desire (Laura) by writing over 300 sonnets to her in the course of his lifetime.
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.
I've met men who thought they were in a loving relationship only to discover they were seen primarily as a good financial catch, and expected to support the Italian woman for the rest of her life, on his own, and that much of what she said to him and how she behaved was deceitful.
And I met an Italian woman who set her sights on marrying an American man studying medicine in Italy (there are many), so she could live a comfortable life in America as a doctor's wife.
She eventually did catch one, and is living, last I heard, as his wife in Boston.
You can read them online, and maybe borrow some to impress a lover.
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?
I've met men from developing nations who thought they were in loving relationships with Italian women, only to find out they were adventures, and never considered serious matches because they were perceived as poor, with poor prospects. Here are some of the data to give you an idea about marriage in Italy.
I've also met men from developing nations who married Italian women who wanted to be dominant in a relationship and had decided it would be easier to do this with a man who probably wanted desperately not to have to return to his home country. A recent study asked people from the States and people in Italy 'What is the point of marriage? In the States: roughly 70% said: companionship, and providing to the well-being of your partner. Married life in Italy is beginning later and later for mainly two reasons.