I have since met around 15 people through the site.
Some, admittedly, were a little strange, others mind-numbingly boring, and more still simply wanted a drink with a blonde English girl (I have since learned to avoid meeting up with guys), but most have been interesting young students or professionals, keen to expand their horizons and meet new people.
, grazie, scusa, gelato, caffé, and a firm no to the pushier stall owners at the San Lorenzo market.
Determined to at least make an attempt to learn the language, I immediately signed up for classes, and, after a few lessons and armed with my new vocabulary and vague knowledge of present tense verb declensions, I set off to test my new skills on the shop owners and waiters of Florence.
In February 2007, ROMEO launched a live and online health advice service in cooperation with Deutsche Aids-Hilfe, Germany's national NGO for HIV/Aids issues.
Club members exchange news or discuss various subjects in the club's forum or via a newsletter.
Be sure to give your email address or phone number to potential tandem partners only after you have already exchanged messages through the site and it goes without saying that it's advisable to meet in a public place the first time.
For obvious reasons, girls may prefer to meet up only with other girls.
Italians are very beautiful people, friendly, very outgoing.
They respect their traditions and family is a main for them.
Clubs also exist for supporters of political parties, members of religious groups and employees working in particular industries; some clubs have a more playful and sexual orientation.