10 Surprising Dating Lessons I’ve Learned From Dating Italian Women

#2 Family, family, family. Picture a group of six Italian relatives around the table sipping wine, breaking bread, and shouting over one another as loud as humanly possible amidst a fury of laughter. This is your girlfriend’s Italian family, and she *loves* them.

She loves them so much she probably devotes one day *or more* each and every week to spending time with a group of family members. Not a family type of person? Then dating Italian women is definitely not for you. Don’t expect to pull her away from her close-knit family, ‘cause it ain’t gonna happen.

#3 She knows how to argue. Being loud, obnoxious, and trying to get her point across was basically just another part of growing up for your Italian girl. This also means she’s well-versed in arguing. She’s stubborn, and she enjoys a good vocal wrestling every now and again. You think you can be loud? We guarantee she can get louder.

#4 Italian women love a gentleman. When it comes to lovers, Italian women were raised to expect only the best from their men. She expects you to be just like her dad, in the non-creepiest way possible. She expects you to be a real man who treats her like the absolute diamond that she is. And maybe even if she isn’t, too.

She wants a guy who knows when to be tough and when to be chivalrous. That means opening doors for her, pulling out her chair, pouring her wine, and grabbing the check.

#5 Did we mention food is everything? When it comes to activities, eating is probably going to top most Italian women’s list. This is because they grew up with some kickass, authentic Italian meals.

Her family likely gathered around on Sunday afternoons to cook dinner, laugh with family, and make some incredible “Sunday Sauce” for their spaghetti. Did we mention this means you also get to bask in endless carbs with your lady love? Cha-ching!

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