Zoo If you play your cards right, that's exactly where you could be taking your Italian grandchildren in 40 years time...
Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Fidanzato literally means “betrothed”, so when your Italian boyfriend or girlfriend starts referring to you as their findanzato/a it's a sign that things are getting serious.
In the UK and US, yellow flowers are a symbol of friendship.
Don't get it wrong in Italy, or you risk sending out the wrong message.
Punctuality is obviously appreciated, but it's perfectly normal for Italians to turn up ten to 15 minutes late for a date. Be warned - the turning point is normally when you go to dinner at their parents' house.
Gender roles Generally speaking, there is a more defined division of gender roles in Italy, which could cause problems for the first-time Italian dater.