Alessandro Brunetta, who lived in the UK and US for a number of years, says he’s tried the international brands like Ok Cupid, Plenty of Fish and Tinder, but hasn’t had much online luck in Italy."But when I was in Chicago over New Year’s Eve, I got tons of Tinder matches with attractive women.But despite all his confidence and charm, he admitted he found the concept unusual and that Italians were more used to meeting people offline, usually by being introduced by a friend.Roberta Ribali, a Milan-based relationship psychiatrist, says that although more Italians from across the age spectrum are using online dating sites, the subject is still a taboo. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner.
“Maybe I’ve been looking in the wrong places, but online dating hasn’t really caught on here." But then, in a country where every social interaction can turn into a flirt, perhaps the answer is to put your phone away and start up a conversation with the person next to you.
Or turn into your best friend." Becker mostly gets around Rome by bike, something that seems to have enhanced her chances of getting a date.
"Somebody actually wrote a letter and stuck it to my bicycle, like a good old-fashioned note scribbled on a torn piece of paper," she tells The Local. But he turned out to be slightly older than I would have preferred." Ribali says Italian men have learnt all their "politeness and charm" from their mothers, and tend to put this to abundant use when they’re attracted to someone they meet first offline.
" I thanked him for the offer, but said, seeing as we’d only just met, I might need some time to consider it.
” small talk and find someone you’d like to meet in person.