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Once they’ve found one they like, they add him to a virtual supermarket trolley.
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.
“It’s stigmatized as being something for people who don’t manage to meet people face to face.
Valentine's Day is almost upon us and I'm writing this fresh from an offer of marriage. But as with many things in Italy, dating etiquette on the app seemed to be anything but fast.
The unlucky ones have to suffer in silence on the supermarket shelf. For a start, not just any old Italian Average Joe (or Giovanni) can sign up.
In their applications to join, men must fill in categories on their profile that include: “Manufacturing defects”, “User instructions” and “Features”.
The so-called ‘buying’ of men is only symbolic.” ' Online dating is still something of a taboo in Italy' Is he confident that internet dating - whether ironic or not - will one day take off in Italy?
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.
My suitor made his proposal while I was having a coffee on Sunday morning. Once you've dismissed all the half-naked selfies with a swift swipe to the left and matched with someone who looks appealing, it takes a little time to move beyond the “Ciao principessa!