He was English, witty, slightly bumbling, and had a crooked smile. He was also part of an emerging pattern: He wasn't the first British guy I'd romantically clicked with. When I first moved to Beijing right after graduating from Brown, I never intended to fall for so many English guys. I'd like to think that I did know, but judging by how headfirst I was diving into the relationship, I couldn't have been sure.
However, it's made me think about the differences between us and our pals across the pond.
Not to mention Gwen Stefani (and her husband, Londoner Gavin Rossdale).
In my (albeit limited) experience, it seems like American women and English men often find romance, yet American men and English women make for unlikely couples.
When I first went to England I was there purely to have fun, and enjoy my time with my lovely friend.
Meeting Christopher and developing feelings for him was a complete surprise!