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. In fact, anytime you date a person who is from a different cultural background there are going to be distinct differences. Knowing some of these things beforehand could help you to avoid some serious problems or conflicts later down the road. When dealing with Italian men there are some common characteristics that you should familiarize yourself with. The following are some of the most important pieces of information regarding Italian men and what you should know. Remember that these statements are general and that there is no way of knowing which guys will actually fit the profile here and which won’t.
Have You Ever Seen a Real Live Mama’s Boy?
Italian men are typically crazy about mama! She is the light of their lives and they will be the first to let you know. For this reason you better go into the relationship knowing that you will never truly be #1 in his eyes. If you are the type of person that gets jealous when your man shows someone else affection or takes other people’s sides over yours then you may want to run for the hills and pick a different guy. However, if you have no trouble with his mama then by all means go right ahead and move forward with the relationship. Try to look at “Everybody Loves Raymond” and see the relationship between Ray and his mama and how it affects his wife Deb. This may be just what you are in for.
Talk About Stubborn!
Alright, let’s be fair. I am not saying that all Italian men are stubborn but let us just say that of all the Italian men I have met, and being Italian myself, there have been many, they have all been super stuck in their ways and unbending. When an Italian guy gets something in his head, you are not going to change his mind. In fact no one will change his mind, well except maybe his mama! Some Italian men are so stubborn that they will not even budge on the meaning of a word if you show them the dictionary definition. They may even insist the dictionary is wrong or that it is a misprint. This could really wind up getting on your nerves but if you have the foresight to know that it is one of the many cultural differences you will have to accept then you will have a head start in the situation.
Italian Men Will Rock Your World
Now let us get into the good stuff. We have seen that Italian men are stubborn and that they love their mamas but just incase you were ready to click the x and run away with your tail between your legs, wait just a minute. Italian men are notoriously the best lovers around. They are romantic in spirit and know just how to make a woman feel beautiful and absolutely euphoric. Women and love are two of the most cherished concepts in the Italian culture. Just as your man loves his mama, chances are his dad and grand dad and great grand dad did too. Because of their major appreciation for women, Italian men are very in tuned to our needs and desires and they will not leave any of that out when it comes to the bedroom. Of course it does not hurt to add that Italian men are also gorgeous as I am sure you have figured out by now.
Italian Men Can Be Possessive and Protective
Italian men can be quite possessive of their women. The degree of possessiveness will depend on the individual but if you are looking for an easy going, care-free lover who will gladly accept that you want to be in an open relationship, be careful that you do not let an Italian man fall in love with you. Once an Italian man has given you his heart he considers you his to keep forever. He is not going to want to share you with anyone, not even your girlfriends in some cases. Understand that this is just a part of the Italian culture. Italian men are not notoriously abusive to women and so this may not be something you will have to worry yourself with but God help the other guy!
Italians Are Loud and Expressive People
If you have ever been to a large Italian family gathering then you may have left with a major headache. Italians love to yell and talk loudly and use wild hand gestures. Sometimes you may think that everyone in the room is getting ready to grab the steak knives and start killing each other. However, two minutes later the room is erupting with laughter. If you come from a quiet and serine household then this may scare the death out of you the first time it happens. Italians display their affection a lot of the time with pinches and even slaps to the back of each others head. Do not be alarmed if dinner begins to sound like World War III only to end with everyone crying, laughing and singing, all at the same time.
The truth is if you have found an Italian guy who really likes you then you have probably just snagged a really good catch. Italian guys are great and very loving for the most part. If you find a hot Italian guy who gives you his heart then make sure you take good care of it because chances are he is going to take good care of you, in many ways.