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Whereas some women might view their Italian boyfriend's desire to 'protect his woman' a little chauvinistic.

High maintenance Let's just say that it's no coincidence that the word 'diva' is an Italian word.

Obviously it is not true for all men, but generally in Italian culture, the maternal parent continues to look after her sons until they are well into their 30s, much to the fury of their exasperated partners.

No ' No' means 'no' in both English and Italian - men, take note. But if you're buying flowers for your Italian girlfriend or boyfriend, they should be given in an odd number, for superstitious reasons.

Gender roles Generally speaking, there is a more defined division of gender roles in Italy, which could cause problems for the first-time Italian dater.

We have both since learned each other’s languages much better, so if I don’t know what he’s trying to say in English I ask him to say it in Italian and most of the time I understand. That got his dander up and he got defensive and started giving me the Italian tongue lashing - “IF I SAY THIS IS WHAT I DID, THIS IS WHAT I DID, DO YOU THINK I LIE TO YOU? A truer statement might be that I met the only Italian man who doesn’t like to cook. Unilateral decision making - I don’t know if this has anything to do with being an Italian man or if it has to do with the fact that he has been a bachelor for far too long, but it is frustrating when he makes plans or decisions for us without consulting me. He said he is not used to taking anyone else’s opinion into consideration. Proud - When I said something about my love of French wine and cheese he wanted to know what was so special as the French learned everything they know about wine and cheese from the Italians. One time he attempted to do his own laundry and shrunk all of his cashmere sweaters.

Think carefully before starting a conversation with “three nuns walked into a bar...” Kids In spite of the fact that Italians love kids, they are having fewer children than ever before.

But now that the government has introduced a 'baby bonus' to those who reproduce it might not be long before you start to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet.

Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Fidanzato literally means “betrothed”, so when your Italian boyfriend or girlfriend starts referring to you as their findanzato/a it's a sign that things are getting serious.

Punctuality is obviously appreciated, but it's perfectly normal for Italians to turn up ten to 15 minutes late for a date. Be warned - the turning point is normally when you go to dinner at their parents' house.

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