Things to know about dating an englishman


21-May-2016 15:12

Instead of seeing them as — oh, you know — just another human being, they’ve become Gods among men. I reckon it’s quite like how we stare at your chest rather than your face.

But while I’m able to see the forest for the trees nowadays, there are still women out there who will seek a British man out as if it’s a Cinnabon after a month-long diet.

The term ‘mate’ is commonly used to describe a close friend or somebody we like to hang out with.

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Because I’m an American girl, the idea of the Dapper British Gentlemen has been drilled into my mind for some time. Related-ish: 9 Women Confess The Brutal Things They Secretly Think About Their BFFs — bottle, straw, table, giggle, giggle, giggle. It sounds a little bit different.” “A huge part of that is because a woman is actually interested in us, they become sexier. That sounds pretty sexist, but it’s absolutely correct.” “Sometimes I wonder if they’re actually listening to what I’m saying…or just listening to me say it.

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.

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.

One of the main reasons I think I’m kind of through with dating English guys is that the first time I fell in love, it was with an Englishman. He absolutely shattered my heart into little bloody bits and pieces (I don’t mean “bloody” in that British sense, nor do I mean literally, of course). She even gives it a name: “The English Guy Disappearance Act”: It may happen after a course of several weeks, or several months, but the outcome is inevitable: The man will hit on the girl mercilessly, and initiate all the dates, then act completely smitten and committed to forming a relationship, and go on to discuss future plans, talk about various friends she must meet, and pay her sweet but not overly-done compliments.