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14 Brutal Truths About Loving An Italian Guy

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Loving An Italian Guy

So, you've found yourself a nice Italian boy. Congrats! And welcome to a completely different side of dating you knew nothing about.

Every nationality and heritage has its perks, quirks, and flaws, but what about Italian men? What sets them apart from the rest of the men you've dated in the past?

While your new man is (probably) a good person, culture plays into personality and habits — both of which are not easily altered, if at all.

With that said, here are 14 things that happen when you date an Italian guy:

1. There will be food and drinks ... a LOT. 

If your man is having you over for dinner with his parents, come hungry (and thirsty) and fill your plate more than once.

2. He probably won't clean. 

Even if his room looks like a tornado swept through it, don't think he'll clean anything up. Unless his mom (or you) pick up his stuff for him, cleaning ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

3. He needs to be in control. 

Alpha females, beware.

4. He is VERY stubborn. 

The evidence could be right in front of him, but you're still wrong. It's his way or the highway.

5. Mom is #1 in his life. 

Italian guys are HUGE mama's boys ... and they absolutely love it! They love their mom more than anyone in the world, which he will remind you of every second of his life.

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6. His mom should be #1 in your life, too. 

He wants you to love his mom just as much as he does! What happens if she doesn't love you back? Simple, really: Your relationship won't work out.

7. His family wants him to live at home as long as possible. 


They don't mind; they'd let him live there forever... AKA until he gets married. Make him put a ring on it if you want him to move out *that* badly.

8. You will become a second mom to him. 


He wants you to be at his beck and call, just like mom. And because his mom puts up with all of his bullsh*t, he expects you to do the same.

9. His world pretty much revolves around his mom. 

Did I mention that he LOVES HIS MOM?! Can't stress that enough. He loves his mom and she loves him. If you hate being in second place all the time, get out while you still can.

10. He easily gets jealous. 


If you even so much as THINK about another guy, you will never hear the end of it. You must only have eyes for him.

11. He's loud and isn't afraid to express what's on his mind. 

If he has something to say, girl, you will definitely know about it. You might also want to invest in ear plugs because his voice functions on a higher decibel level. (Because how else would he get his point across?)

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12. He will most likely only date other Italian girls. 


It's been drilled into his head since adolescence: "Date a nice Italian girl!" Of course, that's not always the case but mom will want him sticking to tradition.

13. When you date him, you date his family. 

You probably knew this since Italians are extremely family-oriented. But if you never have any alone time and always spend time with his family, now you know why.

14. The Napoleon complex always lurks.


 If he's short, chances are he will have a Napoleon complex. And how does he compensate? By being overly-aggressive. (PS: Not to say that ALL short guys act like this!)