British dating customs
Englishmen are so used to dating uptight British women that they find it refreshing and exciting to see the carefree attitude of American women.Be prepared for his affection Englishmen are affectionate, both in action and in verbal language.He waited for a laugh but the American woman seriously replied, "Why, do you have a problem?" Beware of the disappearing English guy Be warned.He then goes on to discuss your future together, talks about you meeting his friends and family, and pays you sweet compliments.
I am an American that has lived and worked in London for just over four years as a literary agent.Most people go out in groups in pubs and bars and when somebody is attracted to someone, they stay behind together and chat, eventually someone plucks up the courage to kiss the other one (usually this phase is aided by copious amount of alcohol, so that if rejected they can explain themselves by saying they were drunk), and after this happens a few times they call themselves a couple.I realise this may be hard to believe but if you ask any British women who have been in a serious relationship for the last 4-5 years they'll tell you -most people don't remember ever having been on a date and certainly not more than one or two.I am not the only American woman that has the problem, as several of my fellow countrywomen complain of the same thing with the lovely men of these shores. I am not aggressive or pushy or shy or any of the stereotypical things that would turn a man off.
Back home a date that stretched on - by the man's own suggestion, not mine - from drinks, to dinner, to after dinner coffee, with conversation throughout - and then possibly even a good-night kiss would mean he was interested in at least getting to know the woman better! It seems that I can engage in good conversation and emails, even telephone conversations prior to the dates ...
Laugh with him Englishmen are known for their sense of humor.