If you have your eyes on an Italian guy you may want to understand that there are going to be some things about him that you will need to know.In fact, anytime you date a person who is from a different cultural background there are going to be distinct differences.Marriage not only reflected order, it was a civilizing influence on which the whole of society depended.Brides, especially in Florence, were typically much younger than grooms.In aristocratic families, marriages were a currency of dynastic and diplomatic exchange (as in the case of Bianca Maria Sforza)—and they were not much different among the merchant families of republican cities.
Remember that these statements are general and that there is no way of knowing which guys will actually fit the profile here and which wont. For this reason you better go into the relationship knowing that you will never truly be #1 in his eyes.If you are the type of person that gets jealous when your man shows someone else affection or takes other peoples sides over yours then you may want to run for the hills and pick a different guy. I am not saying that all Italian men are stubborn but let us just say that of all the Italian men I have met, and being Italian myself, there have been many, they have all been super stuck in their ways and unbending.However, if you have no trouble with his mama then by all means go right ahead and move forward with the relationship. When an Italian guy gets something in his head, you are not going to change his mind.Bianca Maria Sforza, probably 1493Oil on panel, 51 x 32.5 cm (20 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Widener Collection Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art" src=" width="244" height="389" /Ambrogio de Predis Bianca Maria Sforza, probably 1493Oil on panel, 51 x 32.5 cm (20 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Widener Collection Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art Renaissance marriages were not simply personal matters; they were crucial to the network of alliances that underlay a family’s prosperity and prospects and that, in turn, formed the fabric of loyalties, affection, and obligation that supported civic institutions.Arranging a suitable match involved family, friends, associates, and political allies.