Not to get all Candace Bushnell on you, but recently I’ve been dating way outside my culture.This trans-global mash-up results in horrible linguistic disasters on a near-daily basis.According to statistics collated by online doctor, Dr. Like, apparently an American man is more likely to pick up the bill than a European – but both cultures have the same dating no nos.77% of women would prefer to have a first date at a coffee shop or cafe 77% of men would rather spend a first date at a restaurant Europeans are more likely than Americans to split the check Most people agree that too much alcohol on a first date is a no no, too.They feel like they should have control, because they’re more emasculated in other parts of their lives and, somehow, being in control at the beginning of the relationship makes them feel good.” Delly thinks they’re fussy, too. Sometimes you can just be or do ; you don’t need to validate every moment of your life.” She’s harsh, but: “I feel like,” said Andrew, “as much as Delly likes saying Americans are stupid and is always going on about British politics, she’ll always stop and say, ‘I love New York City, and London is kind of boring.’ As much as they want to put us down, they are in love with the city.” “All my British friends say, ‘I don’t really fancy American men,'” said Carolyn. I feel like I don’t really like American men, but I’ll keep trying.” But what about British men? “The thing that really annoys me is that no one’s allowed to have pubic hair. You can’t have hairy legs; you can’t have hairy armpits. No one seems to have pubic hair-they’re all obsessed with ripping it out! Can’t they score a simpatico pint-hoisting countryman at Soho House? These words and phrases-and the actions that go with them-just don’t mean the same things. By the time I’ve gotten a clue, I’ll already have worked myself into a snit over some comment that presumably would be considered riotously funny in Islington. Once you start dating one of these expats, they invite you into their secret accented society. But, for whatever reason, New York’s men are cowering when, really, they should be worshipping them.
Or how about Jennifer Lawrence (and her Englishman Nicholas Hoult)?How does a girl from Texas end up with a tendency to go after English guys? Three years and four English boyfriends later, I was left wondering the same thing.In my defense, I'd say Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently announced her separation from Chris Martin—who, in turn, blamed the breakup on his own lack of enthusiasm for life—would probably understand the initial attraction.I don’t honestly think that he’s paranoid that I’m trying to impregnate myself and tie him down and escort him down the aisle.” So what the hell’s wrong with New York’s men?Jayne thinks they’re sexually conflicted: “I think straight American men tend to be way more uptight than English men. “When you’re British,” she said, “you generally play on the fact you’re British a little bit, so you wouldn’t be seeking out other Brits.Not to mention Gwen Stefani (and her husband, Londoner Gavin Rossdale).