Gender roles Generally speaking, there is a more defined division of gender roles in Italy, which could cause problems for the first-time Italian dater.
Men might find it baffling that their Italian girlfriend demands he 'look after' her.
Look good If you're going on a date with anybody from any nationality you should always put a bit of effort into how you look.
Generally, most Italians are on point with style and will turn up for a date looking their best. Mamma Photo: Neil Moralee/Flickr Women beware: Italian men are slightly notorious for being mummy's boys – or mammoni.
However, knowing Italian would improve the dialog immensely, and at the same time, you could learn a few phrases, even just by watching other people chat.