When it comes to finding love here, she says "anything can happen" and that guys are "much more likely to pick you up directly".
"They might just want a one-night stand or want to marry you.
"It has become a very useful way for people with busy lives to make new acquaintances,” she tells The Local.
"But lots of people won’t admit it through fear of embarrassment as society has not overly accepted it yet." Having been left love-notes in obscure places, Ines Becker, a German researcher living in Rome, doesn’t believe online dating is a necessity in Italy.
When I lived in London, I went out with dozens of girls I met online, some of whom I’m still friends with.
“Maybe I’ve been looking in the wrong places, but online dating hasn’t really caught on here." But then, in a country where every social interaction can turn into a flirt, perhaps the answer is to put your phone away and start up a conversation with the person next to you.
He was the quintessential gent: he held the door open, paid for my food and drink (but not to the point that would get me drunk) and, having brought his guitar, insisted on wrapping the evening up with a serenade on the aptly-named Ponte della Musica.
Having recently broken up with a long-term girlfriend, he said he was curious about the dating app.
"But when I was in Chicago over New Year’s Eve, I got tons of Tinder matches with attractive women.
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Or turn into your best friend." Becker mostly gets around Rome by bike, something that seems to have enhanced her chances of getting a date.
"Somebody actually wrote a letter and stuck it to my bicycle, like a good old-fashioned note scribbled on a torn piece of paper," she tells The Local. But he turned out to be slightly older than I would have preferred." Ribali says Italian men have learnt all their "politeness and charm" from their mothers, and tend to put this to abundant use when they’re attracted to someone they meet first offline.