Posted on August 20, 2009 by peacefulyorkshire Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Perhaps your British man will only order kinky lingerie for you over the internet, didn’t go bonkers for you on Valentine’s Day, and rarely writes you sappy poems or a song… Its just that some British blokes (the ones with a stiff upper lip, I think) might not be as cuddly wuddly and over the top as you hoped (well, when compared to your last American lovah). British romance from those silly movies you’ve seen? This little fact is one that you might discover as an American women coming to the UK.
It is just the way it could be for you here in Brittania. Roughly, it is in the same category that a) attempting sex at an English B&B is debatable b)you really should descale your tea-kettle every so often, c ) you could think that English radio is a dictatorship, and d) that public toilets in England will generally have no loo roll.
Within one minute of him ordering, I'll bet you $100 one of the girls will approach him and ask him if he is British, followed by some story about a trip they may have been on or planned later that year to the UK," Elman says.
"It is like a superpower that only the ex-pat Brits and Australians are aware of. Or scent."Well, OK — Brits do tend to have the worst teeth in the world, often forget to shower and are light years behind in dress sense — but teeth can be fixed, new clothes can be purchased and the smell can be washed out. Real men give off a scent that can't be bottled up and sold."4.
That is no offense to British women (my mum's British!
), but American women are just so much more aggressive, dominant, colorful (in dress), independent and appreciative.
In a study of 6,500 men and women from across the world, psychologist Richard Weisman found that British men were 10% less likely to make romantic gestures then men from other countries. Before you despair over the lack of recieving impromptu holidays to Torremelinos and Lindt semi-dark, take heart as this seems to be the average British male behaviour. Funnily enough, the most romantic British man I’ve come across would be Mr.
Only 32% of Brit men have written a song or poem for their loved one, compared with 41% of non-British men, and only 44% had taken their other halves on a surprise holiday compared with 51% elsewhere.
Here are some tidbits based on my experiences dating British men from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. He’ll bring the charm, probably knocking your socks off. It’s nice to contribute but some Brits are old-fashioned and do the planning for you.
I was on a first date in Lower Manhattan with a young accountant from Liverpool.
It’s nice for you to offer but don’t let it turn into an argument. Then you’ll know if there is in fact a second meet up.
You will probably find that to be completely false after dating a British man.
As an American women who is used to a different style of wooing, this could come as a shocker for an uninformed new woman abroad not- in-the-know.