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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #90 on: February 04, 2010, 04:39:57 PM »
:P Bigots galore in North England. That's for sure.
Ugh.  I've had a few run-ins with some.  A couple were at the first shop I worked at.  Can you say "racist"?  >:(
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2010, 11:29:36 AM »
:P Bigots galore in North England. That's for sure.

Unfortunately they are everywhere.

Can you say "racist"?  >:(

That's the term I would use, Andee.
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2010, 06:06:25 PM »
US/UK dating site:

http://www.iloveyouraccent.com/

I'm not endorsing it; just think it's interesting that it exists.


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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2010, 08:06:33 PM »
I enjoyed reading this thread, my man (husband) is the American. I did'nt fall for him because he is American, it was more so that he is uber-gorgeous to me, sweet, kind, funny, incredibly confident and wears his heart firmly on his sleeve (although I think this *is* an American trait, as I have a few american friends who also do this)...and it's sooooo attractive, and not something us brits do with ease.

I guess I was just lucky enough to find someone who is my best friend, my lover and my rock...he just happened to be 5,000 miles away but worth every single red-eyed transatlantic trip back and forth......here's to those trips coming to an end very soon. :)
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2010, 11:15:21 AM »
Kashuna I love what you said and I agree 100% with you that "it was worth every single red-eyed transatlantic trip back and forth" and I will let you know that when they stop it is the most amazing feeling to know that you are with that person for the rest of your life and you never have to be separated again..hoping that happens to you real soon :)
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #95 on: July 08, 2010, 10:49:35 AM »
Hey... Wierd that this is my 1st post in here but hey!

Im English and my Dad lived in Florida for 13? Years.. Having been in 3 18 month relationships with English girls I was talking to my dad about the whole "Dating" scene and what girls were like i the US.. It seems that they are much more laid back and not as stuck up! (as alot of English girls can be) And also they tend to be more outging I was just wondering whether this is a general thing with American girls or just the ones he met >.<

Thank you (not being too polite am I? :P)

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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2010, 11:20:42 AM »
Welcome Sam!

What your Dad said was interesting because it's exactly what my husband says. He's British & I am American and when I had met him he hadn't dated anyone for about 4 years (he'd basically given up after turning 35 that he'd ever find someone that he could be himself & be happy with & would love him for who he was and not try to change him) and when I came along he was surprised that I wasn't anything like the British (English & Scottish) women he had relationships with in the past. We've been married 2.5 years now and our daughter just turned 2  :)


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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2010, 11:41:00 AM »
Ah well it's not just him then!

I think British women expect you to give 90% and them to give 10% in the relationship!
I know i havent had that much experience at 23 but ive never been one for one night things, only long term!

Think i need to get me an american girl in the UK lol :)

(I also like some american girls accents e.g. Ke$ha hehe)

Thank you for the reply WebyJ!!
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #98 on: July 08, 2010, 11:42:12 AM »
I think British women expect you to give 90% and them to give 10% in the relationship!

I think perhaps you haven't been meeting the right British girls. Don't be so quick to judge us!  ;)
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #99 on: July 08, 2010, 11:49:06 AM »
I think perhaps you haven't been meeting the right British girls. Don't be so quick to judge us!  ;)

Haha well maybe i am being a bit too quick to judge but ive been single 2 years and have only met girls who seem to take take take and not give (relating to effort made etc.)

Maybe its just the area i live in! :)


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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2010, 01:41:02 PM »
I have to agree with the previous comment about yankee girls being more outgoing.  I do find British women much more reserved and I miss all my outgoing, energetic American friends!!!
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2010, 01:13:48 PM »
I think a big bit of it is the appeal of the comfortably different.

There's all the appeal of the exotic: the unusual accent, the cultural differences, the voice that sounds like something from the movies (or something from PBS).  And then at the same time there's the comfort of it not being too different.  The accent is different, but the language is the same, some of the cultural markers are shared.


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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #102 on: January 31, 2011, 07:20:34 PM »
@ JEP, thank you  :)...I just saw your response, having been away a loooong time ...you were right.
He arrived here in May, we welcomed our baby boy into the world some 3 weeks later. It has been a whirlwind of loveliness ever since, sometimes I wake up, roll over and pinch myself he's here. I love it...you are right it's the best  :)

He's my best friend and he's here...life is good. Have faith y'all!

I love my 'Merkin  ;D
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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #103 on: February 09, 2011, 03:37:39 PM »
*cough*


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin


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Re: What is this attraction with Brits and Americans ? A few questions.
« Reply #104 on: March 26, 2011, 08:16:16 PM »
Bwaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaa Grumpyjet....oh my..I promise I do NOT have one of those Merkins rather a A'Merkin ..as Adrienne from Beverley Hills Housewives would say HIL-AIR-I-OUS!
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