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.
"It has become a very useful way for people with busy lives to make new acquaintances,” she tells The Local.
Jayne Rossiter, from the UK, has lived in Italy for over ten years and has seen it all: serenades, random proposals, and cheats.
Being a patient and well-organized type, she sees online dating as a great way to vet suitors properly.
My suitor made his proposal while I was having a coffee on Sunday morning. Once you’ve dismissed all the half-naked selfies with a swift swipe to the left and matched with someone who looks appealing, it takes a little time to move beyond the “Ciao principessa!
with this site for loads of fun dates with fun singles that love dating online too!In the local singles chat rooms, you’re chances of finding someone you connect with just sky rockets!When you decide to take a leap into the world of online dating and venture into one a chat room where you can chat for free with local singles, you might be a little overwhelmed at first. Everyone has to start somewhere, and the members in the chat will understand. I first tried Tinder – the no-nonsense app whereby you quickly browse photos and swipe to the right if you like the look of someone and to the left if you don’t – last summer. You see, after months of dabbling with online dating in Italy, I’ve decided that if love is going to be found here, then it’s more likely to be found in a traditional way.Having recently broken up with a long-term girlfriend, he said he was curious about the dating app.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.We met on a warm evening in June at a stylish bar set in the courtyard of a Rome villa.He was the quintessential gent: he held the door open, paid for my food and drink (but not to the point that would get me drunk) and, having brought his guitar, insisted on wrapping the evening up with a serenade on the aptly-named Ponte della Musica."They might just want a one-night stand or want to marry 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.