The stereotype of Romans? They greet all girls with “Ciao Bella”, date every girl and kiss her if she has not disappeared after 10 seconds. Myth or true?
Of course I have been to Italy before (every year, I know I know), still I was curious. 4 days in Rome gave me enought time to find out a bit about AMOR A ROMA.
Italys lively capital catched me, but beware…its an emotional rollercoaster for ladies.
The old romans had the attitude to rate a day with stones. If it was a good one they threw a white stone into the amphora. A bad one…a black stone. So easy to figure out if it was a good month.
My Rome visit would be rated…grey.
Shades of white:
White: Charming and polite Romans know which compliments a woman wants to hear.
Black: Romans are not fond of woman taking the initiative. Maybe all italians aren’t? When I did all turned away from me. And honestly, I was really not prepared to deal with.
White: An invitation from a charming Roman. A date at one of the bars at the illuminated colloseum at night.
Black: If the charming Roman doesn’t show up. No, really! Just missed each other? Bullshit.
White: One door closes…another opens. Lucky I was meeting the better version of the charming Roman the same evening (no, not him).
White: The romantic piazzas and narrow roads at night. Perfect for a date.
Black: The crowded piazzas and narrow roads at night. Thats Romes atmosphere. See and be seen at a date.
White: Festeggiare a Roma. Dancing ‘dirty’ like Babe and Johnny in one of the famous roman night clubs (not in summer, they are closed till September). Seal the night with a kiss.
Black: The attitude of spending nights in a crowd (see and be seen). Spending an evening alone as a couple is not the common style.
White: There is always a guy in Rome you’ll never forget because he was special.
Black: He’s not going to wait for you, neighter stay in touch. Maybe because its a waste of their charm.
Rome really spinned me round and now I’m writing this being fuzzy and…? No, we are not through, Rome and me.
I guess I need a prosecution.