If you’re alone this Valentine’s Day and you find yourself fantasizing of a love affair in the Mediterranean — don’t.
While Italy is well known for its food, art, and scenery, it’s not exactly a secret that Italian men have a reputation for being some of the most romantic in the world.
Another popular dating opener is to ask you for private English lessons.
A teacher friend of mine got stung with this a number of times Italian men also have an open-minded and friendly approach to dating.
As her chronically single last daughter, I can understand her disappointment when the only thing I brought home from Italy was an extra 5lbs around the hips and a statue of David keychain.
What did I learn of the Italian male variety after spending three months living and working in the Umbrian countryside?
This can have an upside though, as they do make an effort to get your attention. Here are some tips: Due to this open-mindedness, Italian men are often still close friends with their exes.