Dating customs in sicily
Rochelle Del Borrello is an Australian journalist by trade, something she has thankfully left behind to write, photograph and taste life in Sicily, an experience she shares on her blog Unwilling Expat ( ) Rochelle is currently hating people’s obsession with the Selfie, Geordie Shore and the confusing world of Italian politics and liking Stromae, The Voice Italy, Springtime in Sicily and collaborating with other certifiable Expats in Italy. ) This week we turn over the keyboards to our European partners and let them have a little fun at our expense for a change.OK, enough introductions, let’s get down to some light-hearted Euro-bashing. We’ve had our jollies in the past, taking cheap shots at European culture and its social idiosyncrasies. It’s hard to believe that we’re voluntarily subjecting ourselves to this, but there’s nothing we won’t do for the amusement of our readers, and to fill them in on the proper customs and etiquette in Italy as it pertains to the dating scene.Maria is a 30-something (something low) American Texpat, living and working in her husband’s tiny hometown in the province of Reggio Emilia.Her blog, Married to Italy, is home to her rants and raves and serves as her therapeutic search for hilarity amongst the chaos.We also use this information to show you ads for similar films you may like in the future.
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Here’s what it’s like for Italian women dating American men, in her words. Rick and I might not speak the same language, but we always did understand each other when it came about our intentions. I didn’t need to ask to see that Rick had that optimism about life and that faith in love that one needs to put himself out there again.
Read what she has to say on the topic, and then click over to the other blogs to read about the opposite perspective. In Italy, divorced men are a little snubbed, because the system makes the process of ending a marriage so miserable, long, aggravating, and financially burdening (and if you’re thinking “in America, too” just multiply that by “n”) that the majority of divorced people just won’t give it another try. All of that said, it should be obvious that being married to an American turned out great, because I married a great man, that is.
When people ask me, I tend to just say, “I found a great man, who just so happened to be American – and to me this is just a detail.” Again, true. And since I was asked for my opinion, I’ll give it.
First of all I have to say that Rick is not your typical American – for whatever that means – just like I don’t consider myself as a typical Italian.
And please, if you’re in a cross-cultural relationship, let us know your thoughts, too! to compare life in America to life in Italy, I’ve learned to answer the question diplomatically by saying “Well, you see, no place is perfect; you gain something, you lose something, and in the end it’s not better or worse—it’s just different. If you’re dating someone from another culture, I would always say “Keep your mind open, and when you think it’s open, open it some more,” You’ll be rewarded.