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“It’s stigmatized as being something for people who don’t manage to meet people face to face. Italians are well known for their romance and passion, as well as their drive and zest for life.Then they must categorize themselves according to type, with choices that include “L’informatico” (computer geek),“Palestrato” (pumped), “Hipster” and “Tamarro” (tough guy).Quite a few male users of the site fancy themselves as a “simpaticione” (nice guy) or a“creativo” (creative type), though Vavassori admits that the majority fit the traditional macho Italian stereotype.
But there’s a twist: men – who account for around 60 percent of the site's users – must wait for a woman to contact them first.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?In the last few years, cities such as New York and London have witnessed a boom in internet dating.But for some reason, Italy just hadn’t warmed to the idea in the same way.