If your expat game plan includes finding love then you’ll need to wrap your brain around romancing the American way. S.-style dating looks a lot like it does elsewhere: find someone you don’t hate on sight and who you strongly suspect isn’t a serial killer, then arrange to meet for some kind of shared food or beverage experience. It’s like a job or house hunt, which means investigating more than one prospect at a time.
Here, people tend to take a business-like approach to finding a mate.
S., within this skeleton format there are certain cultural etiquette differences that you need to know if you’re a Brit trying to snaffle an American partner on their turf.
While early days juggling of potential partners is considered normal in the U.
So when I am being told “Ti amo, Ti voglio bene, and I love you” by this man I have good reason to doubt that he says these things in earnest.
Rather, I get the sense that this is just what you do in a courtship, you say very romantic things that you don’t actually mean, which is the least romantic thing I can think of.
Take my most recent Casanova for example: I was wandering around the canal district of Milan looking for a low-key place to grab dinner and maybe a few drinks.
This time I found a blues club down the street from the canal.
When I sat down and saw the menu I knew I had made a mistake but I ordered a drink and an appetizer.
When I was breaking the news to my friends and family that I was moving to Italy I got a wide variety of responses but the one I enjoyed the most was giggling with my girlfriends about all the gorgeous Italian men waiting for me.
And there are some gorgeous Italian men, believe me.