Dating british women in the us
North American women, needless to say, prefer a more politically correct approach. It was less like a romantic encounter than an extremely tough job interview.
On the few occasions that I was able to persuade them to go out with me, I always marvelled at how unselfconscious they were about sizing me up. Even when I managed to jump this fence, I was still a long way from the finish line.
Perhaps the biggest difference between English and North American women is that English women just seem to laugh a lot more.
Wherever I look in London, I see women throwing their heads back and roaring with laughter; itâ€™s like some wonderful, Hogarthian pageant.
As a rule , I didnâ€™t get past her doorstep until the third date and, even then, it was unlikely to be for anything more than a quick snog.
Part of the problem was that, as a short, balding, William Hague-lookalike with no visible means of support, I wasnâ€™t considered much of a catch.She was less preoccupied with menâ€™s external attributes, however dazzling, and more interested in what they were like on the inside. The fact that she found me funny was also a big help.American women never laughed at my jokes â€“ and I mean never.This involved convening a â€œfocus groupâ€� of six American women between the ages of 18 and 35 and having a professional market research consultant lead them in a discussion of my shortcomings while I sat behind a two-way mirror. The low point came when the consultant asked them if theyâ€™d ever consider having sex with me.I can still hear the gales of laughter to this day.