" I thanked him for the offer, but said, seeing as we’d only just met, I might need some time to consider it.
” small talk and find someone you’d like to meet in person.
You see, after months of dabbling with online dating in Italy, I’ve decided that if love is going to be found here, then it’s more likely to be found in a traditional way.
I must admit that for a split second, I was tempted to accept.
Roberta Ribali, a Milan-based relationship psychiatrist, says that although more Italians from across the age spectrum are using online dating sites, the subject is still a taboo.
My first date was with Elvio, a sassy, floppy-haired graphic designer who played in a band.
We met on a warm evening in June at a stylish bar set in the courtyard of a Rome villa.
"It has become a very useful way for people with busy lives to make new acquaintances,” she tells The Local.
It’s become known as the fast-moving app for fast-moving singles, mostly looking for fast-love.
I first tried Tinder – the no-nonsense app whereby you quickly browse photos and swipe to the right if you like the look of someone and to the left if you don’t – last summer.