Dating an english guy
coincidence) that I work for an online dating site headquartered in the UK. I’ve always wondered what dating British men would be like, but since I was very young when I lived abroad and am now quite smitten with an accent-less California surfer boy, I haven’t been able to test the waters myself, so to speak. Check out her insight into dating abroad, falling in love on holiday and of course, the key differences between British and American guys. Are there any major differences between dating British men vs American men? Men in the UK are not as animated as American men might be, they are more subtle and toned down; to American women, sometimes this seems a bit serious or lacking in expression.I recently had the chance to chat with an female NYU grad who now works in digital marketing in London. Typically, this is just their way of masking any nervousness as most English men struggle to socialize with pretty girls without holding an alcoholic beverage; they loosen up when half a pint is down them.Many times, I’ve had men I’m dating ask if I’m still seeing other people to be shocked or mildly hurt when I answer yes.My rule has always been, if the man hasn’t said the word “exclusive” it’s still open season.European men assume after a second date, you’re definitely a girlfriend and committed.This may be too much too soon and narrows down a girl’s options, when actually you’re still surveying the field.
I’ve met married couples who found each other on holidays in Eastern Europe and Sharm el Sheikh, so I’d advise turning your attention to fellow holiday makers.As a New Yorker, getting used to girls (who are not hookers) walking down the street with their bum cheeks popping out of their shorts is still a bit shocking.Sadly, I’ve sometimes found that men in the UK believe it’s politically correct for women to pay 50% of a tab early on in the dating process.While in London recently, I met up with British dating blogger Emma to discuss the differences between dating culture in our countries. If you want to date one, either be prepared to talk about it (brownie points for this) or understand that if you go out with his friends this is what they will talk about. If you can enjoy good “banter” with them, you’re already winning them over. They love it when you have your own thing going on. Remember, British men are descended from a culture that bore the knights of the round table. Hear her talk about British dates, the importance of alcohol, and her favorite London date experience.Though both London and New York are similar in many respects, dating in these two metropolises could not be more different. If neither of these options appeal, you might have to make concessions in your dating schedule. British men like their women independent and able to challenge them every now and again. Allowing yourself to be the damsel in distress appeals to their sense of chivalry. Click here to read Emma’s dating adventures in London.