The American (who is married to an Englishman, of course) conducted a study comparing the flirting behaviors of New Yorkers and Londoners and concluded that of the four demographics (English men, English women, American women, and American men), English men are, by far, the most afraid of rejection.This would seem like a setback for the men—but not if you happen to be courting an American woman who hears Mr. Photo: Getty Images Anglo-American couple Englishman Ben and American Becca Elman noticed that at their wedding, they weren't the only ones hooking up: Seven of Ben's mates got together with Becca's female friends.
The Times just published a little blurb about British men and their um…
deficiencies last month (19/7/09): British men are among the least romantic in the world.
Or how about Jennifer Lawrence (and her Englishman Nicholas Hoult)?
Not to mention Gwen Stefani (and her husband, Londoner Gavin Rossdale).
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.
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.
As would Emma Stone (who is dating Brit Andrew Garfield).
Even though he wasn't stereotypically handsome, he was delightful and quick to make fun of himself—and to tease me: the typical American. Related: When I wrote my college friend Rachel about George, she wrote back: What is with you and English guys?
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.
One of the reasons she moved back was because she couldn't see herself settling down with an American guy. Personality played a factor for American Jeff, who lived in the UK for two years, as well: "I just don't think American bro culture translates very well to English women.