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No ' No' means 'no' in both English and Italian - men, take note. But if you're buying flowers for your Italian girlfriend or boyfriend, they should be given in an odd number, for superstitious reasons.That said, a bunch of 12 is perfectly fine on your wedding day. Linger over your dinner, have a philosophical chat. Ragazzo/a The Italian word for boyfriend or girlfriend, but it is generally used in the early stages of a relationship before things get too serious.

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Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Fidanzato literally means “betrothed”, so when your Italian boyfriend or girlfriend starts referring to you as their findanzato/a it's a sign that things are getting serious.The problem is that I never seem - at least in Britain - to be able to get past the first date!I am not the only American woman that has the problem, as several of my fellow countrywomen complain of the same thing with the lovely men of these shores. I am not aggressive or pushy or shy or any of the stereotypical things that would turn a man off.Intimacy Generally speaking, Italians are much more touchy-feely, which can cause a headache when it comes to reading the signs.Just because your cute Italian friend hugs you and ruffles your hair, it doesn't necessarily mean there is a romantic interest from their part.Men might find it baffling that their Italian girlfriend demands he 'look after' her.

Whereas some women might view their Italian boyfriend's desire to 'protect his woman' a little chauvinistic.

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.

Obviously it is not true for all men, but generally in Italian culture, the maternal parent continues to look after her sons until they are well into their 30s, much to the fury of their exasperated partners.

I am an American that has lived and worked in London for just over four years as a literary agent.

In the US I was very successful with men, but here it seems that though I have long dates that go on for hours with laughter, interesting conversation, and sometimes even a kiss, the men never want to see me again!

High maintenance Let's just say that it's no coincidence that the word 'diva' is an Italian word.