"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 it comes to finding love here, she says "anything can happen" and that guys are "much more likely to pick you up directly".
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Having recently broken up with a long-term girlfriend, he said he was curious about the dating app.
But despite all his confidence and charm, he admitted he found the concept unusual and that Italians were more used to meeting people offline, usually by being introduced by a friend.
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.
"It has become a very useful way for people with busy lives to make new acquaintances,” she tells The Local.