This is the second post in the Kiss and Tell series and the call for submissions was very simple: tell me the best and worst pick-up lines you've ever been dealt in Italy or from an Italian man. The following are the REAL responses and REAL screenshots from women around the world that answered my call. As one of the girls who sent me something said: get ready to C.R.I.N.G.E. Some of them come off of Tinder and some from Whatsapp exchanges. I've left their names but blurred their photos. Oh and as you can tell from some of the names, they are not necessarily ALL Italians, so let's not be too hard on Italian boys alone. The Tinder screenshots were, however, ALL RECEIVED IN ITALY. It's slim pickings out there ladies. God speed.
Let's start with good 'ol Tinder...
BOLD = ITALIAN DUDE
ITALIC = GIRL POWER
Nice to meet you, Valerio.
- Nice to meet you_________.
I would "dig deeper" with pleasure
- You would dig deeper into what?
A bit of everything I'd say.
- Wow, you are too romantic, I waited 29 years to find a man like you.
Hehehe, good. If you want.
- Yes, let's go to dinner and take a walk.
Curator's Note: Ok, it's hard to get the innuendo across in translating "approfondire" but I think you get the idea with "dig deeper" or "go deeper into". Hehe.
The next few screenshots are in Italian, so I'll write the English translations underneath...
I'm coming up to Livorno on the 27th.
If you're up for it...I'll "spray" you. (Yes...he meant THAT).
Curator's Note: I think it's kinda hilarious how he included that emoji for emphasis.
You've always had a great pair of tits.
Don't you like that I say so?
Curator's Note: The emojis were a bit much I felt.
How's it going?
*switches to English*
Curator's Note: Depending on the relationship between these two, I don't actually hate this exchange. I don't mind a little dirty flirting and the "ride" thing is kinda funny, however, I'm not a fan if this was an acquaintance which I think it was in this case.
The End. Hope you all enjoyed that little bit of quasi-voyeurism through our fellow women friends out there in the big, bad world of dating in Italy in the modern era. If you have other examples to add to this post, please send them my way! Let me know what other topics we can touch on in this series and let's keep kissing and telling! Read the first post in this series: Kiss and Tell: Real Women Share Their Steamiest Moments in Italy.
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