“Why don’t you send it to the FBI and have the DNA extracted? According to Concettina, I haven’t got any female friends, only “zoccole” who want to be intimate with me. The fact that I don’t give her any logical reason to be jealous changes nothing. Or do I tell her the truth and sleep on the sofa for a week? It’s easy to argue with an Italian woman because you’re not really involved. As shameful as it is to admit and at the risk of sounding completely conceited, I was ready to return to dreary, mean London.
But if you are after a more tactile in the eternal city, my Christmas present to you this issue is a brief guide to dating in Rome; first the bad news, then the good.
For any female reader, don’t ever believe their ‘status’.
After she’d given him her heart, he finally added, “Actually, we’re married.” At an recently, two foreign girls met for the first time and casually recounted their weekend by the sea with an Italian. When I first came to Rome I met a very savvy American woman.
They soon discovered, not only was he seeing them both but he was also sending them identical text messages. She’s still waiting for her Italian partner of many years to propose but they have a young son together and seem very happy.
The next day, of course, Conci made a surprise visit to my office and saw Samantha: pandemonium!
” she concluded.“Listen,” I said, “I’m going into the kitchen to make a sandwich, you obviously don’t need me here.
“And how many other beautiful ‘friends’ have you not told me about?
“Conci, OK, I’ve been sleeping with three different women every day and two of them are having my baby,” I informed her.
At the same time they’ve often bought into the national obsession with fashion and appearance and will wear cosmetics so thick it casts a shadow on their faces.