Advice when dating englishmen

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.

It seems that British men might not be as romantic as you want them to be says a new study.

I went straight from my doctor’s surgery in Shepherd’s Bush to a media reception at Buckingham Palace where I was ushered up the stairs into a large drawing room hung with Old Masters and rammed with journalists sucking back free champagne, trying to look blasé.

The courtiers gently herded us all into a queue, prised flute glasses from sticky fingers and prodded us one by one into the adjoining room.

But many American words are different than English words.

For example, pants in America are slacks or trousers. And don't get too excited if you're driving along with your new British boyfriend and he suggests a lay-by (Brit-speak for a rest area).

The courtiers gently herded us all into a queue, prised glasses from sticky fingers and prodded us into the adjoining room.

“Leah Mc Laren, the Globe and Mail,” a man in a footman’s costume announced.

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.

Learn from my errors- cocktails are not typically served in pubs aside from maybe a gin and tonic- never, under any circumstance, try to order a whisky sour. This probably won’t shock most girls, but I went to college in the South, and I can honestly say that my date/dates picked up every single cheque on a night out. Even if I offered to split the cheque, the answer was usually “no.” However, in England, if you offer to split the cheque be prepared for him to say yes.

Just because he speaks like Colin Firth doesn’t mean he is educated or douche-proof. I like to keep a healthy spirit of competition alive and present in our relationship. So pick a beer, wine or cider that is your consistent go to pub drink.

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