Even the African- Italian men there repeatedly told me that they could tell I was not italian.
I also have features more keen to Ethiopia, whereas most of the Africans living in Italy are from Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, and Ghana. I hope this blog is hopeful for all you reading the crazy comments you hear on the net regarding the swirl in Italy .
An American girl giving you her phone number means she is considering going out with you. With an Italian girl, you will work hard just to get her phone number. The fact that she says no the first time doesn’t mean she can’t go out or doesn’t want to. Now, the third time she says no, she means it (and don’t insist). Italian guys take the same amount of time to get ready as American girls.
It doesn’t take long to get — after all, it’s her number, not a wedding ring. Right away, she wants to have an idea of how hard you are going to work to get her attention. On the one hand, fashion, elegance, and taste are embedded in the Italian culture, so Italian guys don’t even notice they have this going for them.
As an African-American single female, it is typical to search “Do italians like black people? It’s a sad truth but yes, the fear of not being accepted is a large reason why a lot of American Blacks don’t venture overseas, or out of their country, to places other than the Caribbean or Africa.
Before leaving for my study abroad trip I read the blogs of probably every black traveler to see the places I should visit or stay away from.
Being an American girl comes with a slew of positive and negative connotations. Most Italian men will be in awe at the fact that you’re from the USA, because we’re glamorized in film all the time. Everyone will want to hear your stories from the states. I’ll admit it, in the states even as an attractive African-American female having a caucasian man hit on you is rare.
There are actually quite a lot of African women born in italy due to immigration who don’t receive any special attention, and are even sometimes looked down on. The negative image, again we can thank the film industry, is that American girls are super easy. I’m not saying it never happens, it just doesn’t happen often. (Yes, I said it, we still have segregation) We don’t usually live in the same neighborhoods or attend the same schools, so if there’s no interaction then the opportunity never strikes.
But you certainly shouldn’t feel like being there will turn you from a pumpkin into a horse-drawn carriage.
From my own experience, I can say that this myth is indeed overhyped.
As an attractive African-American female, I can tell you that you will still be the same girl you are in NY in Italy.
There are, however, four main factors in Italy that will increase your luck in love: 1.
Being foreign: It’s sort of typical for men of any nationality to be more attracted to a foreign girl than a girl from next door.
Probably the funniest I’ve read was a site, dedicated to black women traveling to Italy, almost guaranteeing that these hopeless romantics would find the man of their dreams there.