Somehow I knew this would happen. A sort of karmik retribution, a trick of ying and yang. I had to admit to it: yes, Italian men do have some fantastic qualities, now that I think of it.
Right, sitting at my desk, I have to force myself to make a list of Italian male qualities. My pride has to let go eventually.
I try to take sides with my friends who are in fact dating Italian men or are much impressed with them.
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Another way to look at it would be comparing them with other male species. Better at this and that and so on. This feels more adequate, or at least I don't feel like someone is pointing a shot gun at me.
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Gulp and there we go:
1. I might start with the obvious, although all of my boys always cooked for
me (yes, I am one lucky girl), Italian men do it with more pleasure and taste,
even if it's just pasta. Always trust someone who likes to cook.
2. They (usually) pay the bill. No awkard moment there. In the US I never knew what to do, should I offer to pay? Should I not offer? Should we split? This meant sending all sorts of messages to men. In Italy it's just simple: you sit and enjoy your meal.
3. They know how to entertain. Meaning they usually have some back-up talent to impress you with. They make you laugh.
4. They can be pretty sexy when they are hunting for prey. Although accepting a no is not in their genes.
5. They are self-confident and think they can do anything. (it's great if you need to conquer the world, the only problem is that you are left to do the hard work while they sunbathe).
6. They are creative. They can come up with all kinds of excuses, arguments, scenarios.
7. They don't get a beer-belly, prefer wine and going to the gym.
8. They look good in a suit, and won't embarass you on your wedding day: they know the good tailors and actually care how it fits.
9. They drive fast. (ok not sure how that's a quality but..)
10. Again, their creativity expands to the... bedroom. Do I need to say more?
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The undercover bed-hopper, yet again.