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. Also, look forward to seeing your guy’s wild side once he invites you to his apartment. British guys are reserved only in public but they love romance and affection in private.Appreciate his loyalty British guys are loyal to their women.
Be prepared to start caring about football (soccer) and potentially cricket or rugby as well. If he only cares about football, you are getting off easy. You will be going to a lot of pubs when you first start dating.Through the years, so many people have said to me, “Oh, it must be so much fun being married to an Englishman.” Since fever swept the States, that refrain has reached a crescendo.Yes, it is “fun”, but a marriage divided by a common language is a lot of other things, too. Yes, I’ve done my fieldwork; I’ve earned my degree. I’ve been married to the most English-y of Englishmen for more than 25 years. Many of my friends are Americans married to Englishmen.Expect to be called mushy nicknames like "dear," "duckie," "sweetie" and other pet names that might offend you if an American guy called you these same cheesy names.