Click here to my Petrarch page and perhaps read a few sonnets for inspiration.
Introduction Foreign Women and Deceit Foreign Men Dating in Italy Marriage in Italy, the Data Children in Italy Getting Married in Italy Romance and Big Talk Love Poetry and Other Aphrodisiacs Romance in the Workplace American Women in Italy Porn Warning Romance Novels Set in Italy When in Italy, I used to joke that every Italian man was born with a slip of paper identifying his fidanzata.
(Italy rates near the bottom on the European list of women's empowerment.) Another reason is the growing number of young women entering the workforce.
Many openly state for all to hear, their contempt for traditional Italian men who expect them to be their second mother, which often means being the couple's housekeeper, cook, baby-maker and bottle-washer.
But before marrying Robert and moving to Italy with him, Elizabeth wrote sonnets to him and eventually published them under the title 'Sonnets from the Portuguese'.
Robert called her 'my Portuguese', and she wrote the sonnets during their courtship for him.
I've met men from developing nations who thought they were in loving relationships with Italian women, only to find out they were adventures, and never considered serious matches because they were perceived as poor, with poor prospects. Here are some of the data to give you an idea about marriage in Italy.
I've also met men from developing nations who married Italian women who wanted to be dominant in a relationship and had decided it would be easier to do this with a man who probably wanted desperately not to have to return to his home country. A recent study asked people from the States and people in Italy 'What is the point of marriage? In the States: roughly 70% said: companionship, and providing to the well-being of your partner. Married life in Italy is beginning later and later for mainly two reasons.
At no point did the men ever consider they might be wrong to use deception and deceit to attain their 'adventures'.
And never did they show any remorse for the pain they certainly caused the women who were not versed in Italian male conceits, and who mistakenly believed they were embarking on a beautiful romance.
Having said that..latest data shows that 1 in 10 Italian marriages these days, is between an Italian man and a non-Italian woman.