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A man that doesn’t respect your boundaries will always be trouble. My grasp of Italian is not great, but I am pretty sure he told me that the bracelet he gave me for good luck would now bring me bad luck. I can fully admit that I have a dramatic streak and I do like a little flair in a relationship, but shenanigans like this make me yearn for the kind of courtships you find in Jane Austen novels. Because we can’t just agree that we are incompatible, right? So, a week goes by and I get a text from the charming Italian. When I told him that I liked him but he was putting too much pressure on me he gave me the cold shoulder, which was the breaking point for me.*Please forgive me for getting on my dating soapbox, but I feel like I have to say this: Ladies, if anyone ever tries to emotionally punish you for knowing and maintaining your boundaries RUN AWAY. I am sure stuff like this happens with men in every country, but it feels somehow exaggerated here in Italy. On top of the inappropriate professions of love, there are also the rages of jealousy.When I didn’t answer a text right away I got the passive-aggressive “Excuse me, I can see that you too busy to answer so I won’t bother you anymore” text (in Italian of course, which doesn’t make it anymore charming).
If you have your eyes on an Italian guy you may want to understand that there are going to be some things about him that you will need to know.
So let’s see, there was the one whose name starts with a V, the one I never understood because my Italian was so awful, the one who took me to see the shores of Lake Bolsena at night, and the one taught me how to speak with a Tuscan accent. In short, while the experiences were both lovely and memorable, I’ve dated enough Italian men to know that I don’t want to date an Italian man.