This candid communication style might not sit well with awkward, bumbling Brits — especially men — who tend to recoil from conversations about their feelings.So, whereas back home you might find yourselves pootling along, and even up the aisle, having never bothered with the am-I-the-only-person-you’re-dating? Looking out for subtle exclusivity cues, like him introducing you as “my girlfriend” or being invited to meet the parents, is no substitute.Agreeing to “be exclusive” is a discussion you’ll have at some stage if things are progressing well.If it’s not been mentioned yet, best assume your date is currently pretending to laugh at a couple of other people’s jokes too.I would not trade it for anything, and I would do anything to spend the rest of my life with her.So, these are my own responses, from experience, to some of the most commonly discussed traits of American girls online.Naturally, I’m generalizing, but American women seem more upfront, assertive and opportunistic than their British counterparts.I’ve watched girls in coffee shops and bars, not only surveying man candy from afar but, like lionesses eyeing a fat antelope with a dodgy knee, zoning in and making their intentions known. American men, so I’m told, are more likely to offer to pay for dates and bat away a woman’s wallet.
But, in my experience, this does not hold true at all.
At least this way you’ll quickly identify whether you want the same things.
I know of one British couple who left the baby talk until years after the wedding.
When he eventually confessed to wanting to sire a football team, his wife announced that she was getting her tubes tied.
So, while an early, frank discussion may seem odd and intense to a Brit, it could stave off a relationship catastrophe later on.