In Italian we say (roughly translated): “He who begins well is halfway done”. An American girl will show you if she has interest in you, and she won’t be afraid to ask you out. But in Italy, especially for the first date, looks definitely count a lot.
If she says she can’t go when you ask her out for a date, it’s probably true. An Italian girl always wants to know how much you are willing to work for her. American girls pay attention to how they dress, but guys… They’re often deemed as looking acceptable once they meet the minimum standards.
Photo: aenimation An American girl giving you her phone number means she is considering going out with you. With an Italian girl, you will work hard just to get her phone number. The fact that she says no the first time doesn’t mean she can’t go out or doesn’t want to. Now, the third time she says no, she means it (and don’t insist). Italian guys take the same amount of time to get ready as American girls.
But I think it just made the whole thing fun, cool and memorable.I could write an entire book about the superiority of non-American women to American women, so in this article I intend only to scratch the surface of this vast subject by sharing some of the insights gained from my experiences with these two startlingly different types of the Second Sex.The greatest difference, to begin with, is that when you deal with non-American women, you don’t have to worry about doing virtually everything right.Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.She had a vision of the man she was going to marry: tall, dark, handsome, and a millionaire. An American girl isn’t so much into ‘the chase’ — she generally doesn’t run away for too long, or too far away.