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.
Play hard to get As a general rule, Italian women are good at this, so don't expect this to be easy guys. Scooter Photo: Shutterstock Italian men, listen up.
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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.
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.
Jokes The language of love may be universal, but humour certainly isn't.
English people take note: ' English humour' is a term Italians often use to describe a joke that just isn't funny.
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.