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15 Things You MUST KNOW Before Dating an Italian Girl

Let's face it, Italian women are a package deal. The saying goes, "When you marry someone, you marry their family too." These words of wisdom are especially true when it comes to dating and marrying an Italian girl. If you were to ask an Italian woman what the most salient aspect of their identity is, they would be likely to include their culture in their answer. Their culture consists of their family traditions, values, and beliefs. For Italian women, their family ALWAYS comes first. Therefore, if you do not get along with them, problems are bound to arise.

If you are dating an Italian woman, consider yourself very lucky! They are truly one of a kind and are sure to keep you on your toes. Here are some things to keep in mind when dating an Italiana!

1. If you’re dating them, you’re dating their whole family too.

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Let’s face it, Italian women are a package deal. The saying goes, “When you marry someone, you marry their family too.” These words of wisdom are especially true when it comes to dating and marrying an Italian girl. If you were to ask an Italian woman what the most salient aspect of their identity is, they would be likely to include their culture in their answer. Their culture consists of their family traditions, values, and beliefs. For Italian women, their family ALWAYS comes first. Therefore, if you do not get along with them, problems are bound to arise.

2. They will pay close attention to the relationship you have with your mother.

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For Italian women, the way in which you treat your mother is crucial. If you are constantly disrespectful to her, Italian women will feel as though you will treat them this way as well. On the other hand, if you have a great relationship with your mother, Italian women will truly appreciate it. The way a man treats his mother says a lot about how he will treat his girlfriend.

3. Word will travel FAST.

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If an Italian woman knows something, you can guarantee her mother and Nonna will also be aware of what is going on. Italian women confide in their mothers and grandmothers and truly value their opinions and advice.

4. The men in their lives are VERY protective.

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If you date an Italian woman, be ready to often be surrounded by protective fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and uncles. Italian fathers often explain that their daughters are not able to have boyfriends until they are 30! Although this is a joke, it can seem like this is truly their mentality.

5. Do not try to change them.

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Italian girls have extremely bold personalities. They are loud, proud, and fierce! Trying to change them will result in failure.

6. They are emotional.

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Whether they are happy, sad, angry, or excited, Italian girls will express their current feelings entirely. They are not afraid to tell you if what you are doing is pissing them off. If this happens, be on the look for flying objects… You will become an expert at dodgeball within the first year.

7. Prepare to find hair EVERYWHERE.

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Italian women often have thick hair. You will find their hair everywhere! Your car, your house, you name it!

8. They can EAT.

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If you dated a non-Italian girl in the past, you’re probably used to how normal girls eat. Prepare for a huge change. Italian women are not afraid to mangia! They will clean their entire plate!

9. They will remember everything.

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Italian girls do not forget which means they may hold grudges for long periods of time. If you did something to annoy them, prepare to hear about it for the next decade or so.

10. They are extremely caring and passionate.

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Italian women are very nurturing and would do anything for the people that they love. They are extremely generous and hospitable. Never take their kindness for weakness!

11. They expect the men to do the chasing.

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Unlike American women, Italian women are often traditional and expect the man to ask them out. In their minds, it is up to you to ask for their number and pick them up for the date. Italian girls expect chivalry. 

12. You will never get bored.

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Between their bold personalities, amazing senses of humor, and spontaneous characteristics, Italian women will ensure a fun life.

13. They are adventurous.

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They love to have a good time and go on new adventures. They are not afraid to try new things!

14. They value living in the moment.

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Do not get me wrong, they can multitask like no other. On the other hand, they also enjoy living in the moment and spending time with their significant other. They appreciate all of the beauty that this life has to offer.

15. It takes more than good looks to impress them.

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Of course, physical attraction is an important aspect of any relationship and Italian women appreciate a man who takes care of himself. Nevertheless, they are searching for something that is not superficial. They look for more than just lust and infatuation. They want something that goes below the surface. Italian women value men who are willing to have deep conversations, so be prepared to impress them with more than just your looks!

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