For some mythical reason, American ladies turn into googly-eyed golden retrievers when in the presence of a British accent. British Men Have Been Raised With Royalty, And Treat Women Like Princesses American ladies with a taste for the finer things in life would do well dating a British guy, Ben says. No wonder, then, that our capricious cousins from across the Atlantic seem keen to rebuild the special relationship.
“If I bumped into him on the street I’d say, ‘Let’s go for coffee.’ If I bumped into one of my ex-boyfriends in Britain, I don’t think I’d be as forthcoming.” But be warned single ladies in NYC: not everyone you’ll meet online is friend-worthy, let alone bed-worthy.Four years ago, I wrote an article for The Spectator complaining about the romantic ineptitude of the English male.A single, twenty-something Canadian, I had recently moved to London, my head dancing with Jamesian visions of dapper English gents who would quote Spenser, wear French cuffs and sweep me off my Jimmy Choos and into their vintage Aston Martins. As I soon found out, English men today are nothing like their 19th-century fictional counterparts. But things have changed a bit since Carrie and Samantha were NYC’s queen bees.Mind The Gap caught up with two single British women who know their way around the modern New York dating scene, where most of the groundwork is now done online.