mercoledì 29 ottobre 2008

Chatting

Serata al femminile all'Italian Club
We met just to chat together about the differences noticed between American and Italian without any precise ideas, but the discussion became quickly interesting.

The main topic was the men-women relationships (!). Actually we missed a male point of view, but the discoveries are worth mentioning.

In general we drew the conclusion that the relationships in Italy are much more informal. There are no steps of dating, being engaged and above all you can feel free to invite anyone for a coffee without being scared that he/she thinks "she/he likes me" (as suggestion: pay anyway attention girls ;-).
That obviously doesn't mean that the relationships are less complicated! People are people... men are men (as said we missed the male point of view!;-). So the answer at the question "are the Italian men always unfaithful?" was no. It depends of course on the person.

A quite big difference is about marriage. Comparing some facts we realized that in Italy (in the north above all) people marry later or, nowadays, many couples simply live together with or without children.

But the hugest different habit was about PDA. In fact, in the U.S. people think that kissing should be a behaviour to keep privately. In Italy no one cares if you kiss someone, there is not this PDA expression.

So go to Italy and feel free to kiss your lover :-)

5 commenti:

italian tiger ha detto...

Diana where are you in the picture?!?
Next time more fotos with everyone:-)
liliana

Sara ha detto...

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Chris Cassella ha detto...

I agree that in America it is almost impossible to ask a girl to hang out or just have a cup of coffee without someone thinking you like her!

Sidney ha detto...

Mi piace la fotografia per "Viaggio in Italia." Quale citta è? Vedo che e alla spiaggia. Non so quale spiaggia, ma sono curioso. Forse un giorno, andrò ad una spiaggia o questa spiaggia perché sembra bella!

italian tiger ha detto...

@Chris Cassella - when I told the story to an Italian friend of mine, he replied: "At least in the U.S. everything is clear since the beginning and you don't have to transform yourself in a coffee to let her understand that you are interested...". People are people?! ;-D

@Sidney - è una bella spiaggia della Puglia, nel tacco dello stivale italiano vicino a Ostuni, un comune in provincia di Brindisi. Ci sono tanti posti belli da vedere in Italia :-)