Should know about dating a british man

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That is no offense to British women (my mum's British!

), but American women are just so much more aggressive, dominant, colorful (in dress), independent and appreciative.

With that being said, here are some tidbits based on my experiences dating British men from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. is a ten-part series that will take you through the dating ups and downs, it can be considered a guide as what to do — or, what not to do — depending on how you look at it. It’s definitely going to be up to you to start up the conversation. Under no circumstances is it okay for you to do your saved up Oliver Twist impersonation.

It’s not laziness but more like, “Why put in the effort when I don’t have to.” People say they have “Gaydar;” I have “Britdar.” I will be in a packed place and hear the one solo accent waft over the masses and land in my ear. If you spot a Brit with his huddled in a circle talking sports, he probably won’t lift his head up for air and you may be outnumbered by his mates. She worked in book publishing and transitioned into television.

Throw in some regional dialects and confusing swear words and it’s probably best you just smile and nod 90% of the time. Despite having possibly the most mundane weather patterns in the entire world, it seems to be a subject we to talk about. The entire country goes into shutdown if we get 4 inches of snow (rare) and if it happens to be sunny for more than 3 consecutive days (even rarer) we will ban people from watering their lawn.

Two years and one "No doubt about it, Ben's got us on this one.

However, if we’re still overly polite to you after knowing you for a while that probably means we can’t stand you.

British culture ensures that we have to be polite to everyone we meet; if we like you’ll we’ll relax and start insulting you as an indication of our friendship, if we forever remain formal then alarm bells should start ringing. Within an hour drive from my front door I can get to Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and get a fair way to Leeds.

If something is “bollocks” its awful, but if it’s “the dog’s bollocks” its good. We can use the “C” word with reckless abandon, we pronounce "twat" properly (tw-aht not tw-oht), and if you’re called a "cheeky little bastard" don’t get angry - we’re admiring your skills as a charmer and general ragamuffin.

The delivery and the context makes us the best swearers in the world, with a lexicon that can fill entire dictionaries, and I’m not even kidding. Don’t get angry if we start affectionately calling you a "knobhead," that means we consider you a friend.

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