What to expect when dating a british man

11 Jan

So first off, pip pip and cherrio from London, and all that.

We did long-distance for a year and a half, and two months ago I moved from New York to London to be with him.

Here in England, there is nothing more frowned upon than calling football, ‘soccer’.

It will surely go down about as well as slapping the queen in the face during her televised Christmas day speech or screaming “Lord Voldemort” at the top of your lungs on the grounds of Hogwarts. The Importance of the word “Mate” While the word ‘mate’ may be commonly used to describe animals getting a little frisky in the animal kingdom, it has a very different meaning here in England.

Their accent alone makes American women swoon When the London-bred, Ben Elman, married his Connecticut-born beau on New Year's Eve in 2008, he was completely inundated with requests from her American friends desperately seeking snag a date (or two) with single, British men.

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.

So seriously, why on earth do you call your version of football, football?

Maybe I’ve been hiding in a ditch my whole life, but the last time I checked, your version of the sport ‘football’ predominantly involved using your HANDS to maneuver the ball around – NOT YOUR FEET. Needless to say with the excessive use of capitals in that previous paragraph, I’m pretty passionate about this subject – like any other stereotypical Brit.

We do quite fancy some of the Southern ones, like the Southern Belle accent, which is a lot less trashy. It’s unfortunate, because I’m sure a lot of the women with those accents are quite intelligent.” “In America, a joke is something that has a punch line. Sometimes an American girl just looks at you funny, and there’s no laugh — just a look of bewilderment — where the “ha ha” moment should be. ” “In England, there’s no expectation until ‘girlfriend’ status has been declared.

So, if you hook up with someone (not including one night stands, of course), you’re beholden to them in some way.