British and american dating habits
Reluctance to display emotion in the face of extreme misfortune or extreme good fortune is the first key element of British cool (or coldness).To some, this quality could be more than just an annoying charm.Leah Mc Laren, a 26-year-old Canadian, has written a piece for The Spectator complaining about how pathetic English men are. Indeed, I was so bowled over that when she told me about her difficulties with men it was me who suggested she write an article about it.The poor girl has been living in London for several months and no one has made a pass at her. That such a goddess can move through London society without being deluged with requests for dates is a terrible indictment of the English male.British men, she says, are gentle and caring and honest.But rather than some random dates, she hasn’t had secured any Brits yet.She despises Australian after a bad break-up with her last proper boyfriend and swears off Ozzy dudes forever.
I spent five years living in Manhattan and, frankly, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than go out on date with another American woman.
I always found the experience of being on a date in New York extremely uncomfortable.
The trouble is, like most Englishmen, I'm very easily embarrassed.
Also, men in the UK don’t cat-call after women or touch women while on a dance floor, so women here feel much more comfortable wearing more revealing clothing on dates and to clubs.
As a New Yorker, getting used to girls (who are not hookers) walking down the street with their bum cheeks popping out of their shorts is still a bit shocking.As university was free for many decades in the UK, it’s quite likely British men will have attended college and hold a degree.