But their homegrown women are becoming much too modern for their tastes and so they might be happier eventually marrying a nice Russian girl who looks good in her high heels and short skirt and behaves herself properly (read: submissively) as long as the Gucci handbags are gifted with regular frequency. devastated by the Latin Lover, but now spoiled by his doting affections, making her compatriots seem, well, boring by comparison. My central idea for the article was to explore how difficult it can be to discern something as unwritten and subtle as courtship protocols in another country.
American girls are overwhelmed by the attention given to them by all the Romeos on Vespas, but then are heartbroken when they realize the true (read: temporary/sexual) nature of the boy’s interest. And what’s to become of the poor Italian girl who’s much too sophisticated to be attracted to an American and much too intolerant to betroth herself to an Italian? It took me more than four decades to figure out my own culture’s accepted norms and then all of a sudden I had to question everything and start from scratch. In fact, my Italian wife and I are doing our part to populate the next generation of Italians. So now it’s more important than ever for me to figure out what those mischievous little boys are up to so that I can…kill them all no matter where the hell they come from!
I asked him how his quest was going and the sound of his bubble bursting must have been audible from across the piazza.
But after talking to him for a few minutes I came to realize that his ideal “Italian” woman bore a striking similarity to Snookie from the Jersey Shore and looked nothing like the Italian women that I knew. He probably would’ve known how to handle Snookie—but I’m quite sure that he had underestimated the mortal danger he would have encountered if, by some random chance, a real Italian woman would have shown some interest.
Super nice guy; friendly, well-groomed, successful career—the whole meatball.
He was in Rome for a few months on a very specific mission: to meet and eventually marry a nice Italian girl.
Her findings indicated that most respondents do not mind seeing a romance develop between two unmarried colleagues. Poe, an HR freelance writer, also found in a Society for Human Resource Management white paper that adulterous affairs were a problem in some workplaces.
From data gathered from a survey of several thousand employers and employees, she determined that inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace is common on company time and at company locations.
I’ve tried eavesdropping on conversations, but there’s something very subtle and cryptic in the repartee that would simply fall flat if it came from an American.
But when a couple is genuinely serious about dating and building a relationship, popular opinion is more favorable.
Amy Nicole Salvaggio, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tulsa, conducted a study of nearly 200 full-time workers in a variety of workplaces.
If it's just about sex—a dalliance, an extramarital affair or a relationship entered into with the intention of moving up the career ladder—coworkers and companies tend to frown on love relationships in the workplace.
In checking out current research on workplace romance to answer Tina Turner's proverbial question, the answer is, it depends.