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Top 10 corniest Italian chat-up lines

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Top 10 corniest Italian chat-up lines
Photo: Angela Giuffrida/The Local
11:15 CET+01:00
The Italians are famed for their sex appeal, but some of their lines are more cringe than Casanova. To help you navigate the Italian dating scene, The Local has created a handy guide to the country's top ten chat-up lines.

While the Brits often favour a more reserved attitude to courtship, Italians prefer the direct approach, with a cheeky ice-breaker ready for any occasion.

Whether on the phone, asking for directions, or almost anywhere else, they've got the perfect line, and we spoke to Italians and expats alike to find out some of the best.

The list features tried-and-tested clichés as well as more novel conversation openers, and anyone who's spent some time in Italy is sure to recognize a few.


As an aside, the video below illustrates the difference between English and Italian ways of thinking when it comes to flirting:

A Lunch Break Romance from Danny Sangra on Vimeo.

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