“After publishing their profile, women are literally inundated with dozens of messages from male users, half of which are of a sexual nature.” It was with this in mind that Milan-born Vavassori started Girl Shop, a free dating website that’s been active since February and encourages women to combine their love of shopping with dating.
A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.
Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile.
There are several online dating sites that are worth your time, energy, and even money.
For the best results, try to stay close to a city with a lot of single people, like Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, or Venice.
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A new social network is trying to overturn traditional Italian attitudes by giving women the chance to “shop for men”.
The Local speaks to the founder to find out how it all works.
Only when the site’s staff deem an applicant to be a “quality product” is he allowed to join.
As you’d expect, which now has almost 30,000 users, has not escaped criticism, with some suggesting it to be sexist. In a country where a former prime minister is on trial for buying sex from an underage prostitute and semi-naked showgirls are constantly being paraded on television screens, isn’t Vavassori simply turning the tables and objectifying men?
As is typical with online dating, expect a response rate of around 1-10% depending on how good your profile is.