When dating, it is important to know what is acceptable and what is not. The tricky part is that this may differ by cultures. Men and women from different parts of the world will have different notions of dating. For instance, what is right in the eyes of an American man may be wrong in the eyes of an Italian man. So, if you are getting ready for a date with a hot blooded Sicilian, then here are some general tips on what Italian men are like. True that stereotyping is not practical, but it is often useful in understanding one culture from another and hence will help you understand your Italian man better.
Mama's Boys - Italian men are extremely family oriented. This could be a good thing and a bad thing. They are definitely mama's boys and most of them still live at home! Italian men love their mamas to bits! So, if you are interested in an Italian man, do not talk ill of his mom. Do impress the old lady, if it is within your capabilities, but these ladies will be hard to please with very high expectations for the women their sons choose. Keep in mind, that you will be the second love of his life, if a relationship develops. His mama will always be his first. Your relationship is doomed to fail, if you rock the boat on this subject.
Casanovas - It is not a secret that Italian men are great lovers. They are romantic and will definitely sweep you off your feet. They are extremely expressive when it comes to emotions, and you should be prepared for a lot of touching and kissing. This can pose a problem for you, if you are not expressive in this way. However, if you are loved by an Italian man, throw your inhibitions out of the door and get ready for a great time in the bedroom. These Sicilians are committed to pleasing their women and are attuned to the needs and desires of women.
Possessive - Italian men are extremely possessive and may get jealous, if you glance at another man the wrong way. They believe that a woman needs to be protected. He believes that now that you are his, he has "dibs" on you and your time. This is not his fault; it is how he was brought up. While it can be charming at first, independent women may find it too smothering later on. So, take the relationship to a more committed level, only if you can be his and only his!
Loud and Expressive - Italian people are loud and vocal in expressing their opinions. Family gatherings with an Italian family will surely give you a headache, if you are not prepared for it. They may appear to argue vociferously one minute and then laugh out loud in the next minute. It may be similar to an emotional roller coaster for you. Be ready for such differences, if you love your Italian man and wish to be a part of his life, because loud family gatherings will be a part of the rest of your life, if you decide to tie the knot with him.
As you can see, dating Italian men requires some getting used to. However, all issues may just seem too mundane, once you are under the spell of one of these harming Casanovas who knows how to swoop a lady off her feet.