Unless she invited you and specifically said before dinner that she would pay--and even then you should offer. An Italian woman will likely expect you to pony up for dinner and may offer to buy you an ice cream or something small later on, and it's okay to accept.These days many women will reach for their wallet when the bill comes, but you should not even let her see it.
While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to affairs of the heart--dating is dating anywhere in the world, a sometimes messy and complicated business that is full of possibilities--there are some general tips that will help men looking to date in Italy.
Of course, it's always best to keep in mind that every relationship, and person, is different, and that each must be approached on a case by case basis.
Don't Show Off Showing off, dropping names and saying how successful you are doesn't usually make a good impression on Italian women, and is something that will likely turn most of them off.
While success is always good, talking overly about it isn't.
If you find yourself launching into your second work related story stop yourself, that's one work tale too many.
It's Okay to Kiss Her Now, if the opportunity arises and she gives the right signals, it's perfectly okay to kiss on a first date, just try to avoid doing it in a public place like the middle of a restaurant.Show your date that you're interested, and can converse on a lot of different topics and even international events.Ask questions about Italy and show you have an open and curious mind.Dress to Impress The majority of Italians put a lot of care into what they wear and most Italian women will notice your outfit right off the bat.Leave the grubby shorts, sandals or sneakers at home unless you want to give off the wrong kind of first impression.Historically a man would enter an establishment first to ensure it was safe for his lady, also it was not seen as proper for a woman to walk into a place seemingly by herself.