Socialising in Italy inevitably revolves around food, and dating is no different. Even a casual first date is the perfect excuse to grab pizza and fritti at a local pizzeria or get to know each other over an aperitivo. Prepare to put on a few pounds. Compared to their British counterparts who get hitched at an average age of The average age for a first wedding in Italy is 34 for men and 31 for women.
How to talk about love, sex, and dating in Italian
Ilaria Perrone, sex columnist for Grazia. Skyping from Milan, Perrone explained the hazards of dick-centric dating and swearing. What is dating like in Italy?
Italians have a reputation for being flirty, so these phrases could well come in handy if you're navigating the Italian dating scene. There are a few different terms for flirting: the reflexive verb ' provarci ' roughly 'to try it on with' , the phrasal verb ' fare il filo a ' or ' corteggiare ' literally 'to court' are more formal alternatives, or you can use the Anglicism ' flirtare ', or ' civettare ', though the latter is generally restricted to women. You can also use the verbal phrase ' fare il cascamorto ' to refer to a man who is flirting, usually in an over the top way, with someone. Italy's elaborate piazzas provide a suitably romantic backdrop.