British dating style
It was a night full of spontaneity, which American girls—naturally outgoing and vivacious—have perfected.They know how to have a good time wherever they are, with a zest for life uncommon in British women.I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship.Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.
They had an extremely strong relationship and it was based on honesty and openness.
It just took me a while to realize that this might have nothing to do with etiquette at all, but rather, it might be because American women are more anxious than British women.
They worry more about their appearance, political correctness and how others perceive them.
This does not happen in American culture, where women rarely make fun of themselves. American family dynamics is still something that remains a bit of a mystery to me.
Which brings me to American girlfriend number five, who was paralyzed by her hoards of self-help books. In the UK, girls are open with their parents about sex and dating. Girlfriend number three, who came from a conservative family, would often talk about the importance of transparency and honesty, but would lie to her parents about where she was staying, afraid of what they might think of her.