And there were the Italian men who asked me why most American women, specifically, moreso than other foreign women, were so naive as to believe all the lies the men told to get the women into bed.They strongly suspected that most American women were slightly retarded, especially compared to Italian women, who knew better than to believe anything the men said.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.Why is it that most see them as a sport to enjoy while looking for the local woman to mother their children?I don't know, and I won't speculate, but I will advise foreign women in Italy to beware.
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.
That was because I never met a man without a woman he was promised to marry.
I learned later that many men tried to keep a woman in reserve, in case all their messing around turned up nothing better.
So again, to both men and women dating in Italy, and in any country where the culture is different from your own, beware. The first reason is that there is an affordable housing shortage so couples wait to marry until they can find and pay for something suitable.
The second reason marriage begins later now is anecdotally explained as many young men prefer to be spoiled at home by their housewife mothers, than to contribute housework in a working couple relationship, which is a growing norm, even in Italy.