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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.
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.
I'm a woman, so I have much here about what is like for a foreign woman to date in Italy.
But I also have much here about marriage in Italy in general, and anecdotes about foreign men dating in Italy.
Dating in Italy can be difficult for a foreign woman.
The poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning were famous Italophiles.
I describe them and some of their work on a page dedicated to them.