Finding Amore in the Eternal City

People come to Rome for the architecture, the food, the history… but let’s be honest, we’re all just hoping to lock eyes with some enchanting local across an illegally parked Vespa. Anyone who denies harboring a secret (or publicly broadcasted!) wish to find themselves in a love affair in this city is lying. Rome has a long history of romance, particularly in cinema, but we wanted to ask a range of expats who know this city well – some single, some in love, some married – about the reality of finding and keeping an Italian lover in Rome.

Click on each expat’s photo below to get their take on amore in Roma.

Zvia, American

She’s been living in Rome for three years. Her dating experience in Rome? Subpar.

Claudia, Romanian

She’s been living in Rome for three years. Her dating experience in Rome? Complicated.

Jean-Pierre, French

He’s been living in Rome for three years. His dating experience in Rome? Surreal.

Tamara, Alaskan

She’s been living in Rome for almost two years. Her dating experience in Rome? Complicated… to say the least.

 

Nicole, American

She met her husband while she was vacationing in Rome.

Christina,Australian

She’s been living in Rome for about a year. Her dating experience in Rome? Draining.

Teodora, Bulgarian

She’s been living in Rome long enough to feel at home. Her dating experience in Rome? Drama.

Malin, Swedish

Her best date so far in Rome? The ones with the Italian guy who has been her boyfriend for five years now.

 

Lucy, Bulgarian

She’s been living in Rome for half a year.  Her dating experience in Rome? Exquisite.

Tess, American

She’s been living in Rome long enough to crack and settle down with a native. Her dating experience in Rome? Exhausting.

 

 

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