A few weeks later I ran into him again at a bar where he was telling the employee to pile some more “mutzadell” and “brahjzoot” on his panino.with no Italian roots, you may run into quite a few stark cultural differences in your relationship with Mr. This is nobody’s fault, it is simply the contrast between upbringing and expectations in Italy.

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What’s worse, we don’t even realize what we’re doing wrong. Silly us, we thought that our All-American charm and goodwill leftover from World War II would instantly ingratiate us with those belle ragazze.

The truth is, we don’t have the slightest clue of what’s going on right in front of us.

In my (very limited) experience, dating an Italian is like staring in your very own soap opera.

Sometimes exciting, but mostly just full of eye-rolling moments.

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at things), gender roles are still quite prevalent in Italy.

So in addition to getting your man to do to “manly” tasks, you guessed it…they typically like you to take care of tasks traditionally done by women fifty years ago.

When I sat down and saw the menu I knew I had made a mistake but I ordered a drink and an appetizer.

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As well as being descendants of Roman Gods, modern-day Italians know how to look after themselves and will always look good on your arm.