Dating in every culture is different. Even though many people assume that Americans and English people are very similar, in reality there are lots of cultural dating differences between the countries. For instance, in America it is normal to casually date more than one person, but in Britain you may be frowned upon for doing the same thing.
If you’d like to date an American woman, there are a few general rules that you can follow to improve your chances of a relationship. Of course American women are just as varied as the women in any other country, but there are certain traits that you are more likely to find in an American woman.
Here are six tips for dating an American woman.
1. Be Direct
British people often avoid being direct, but American women love a direct attitude! Americans are normally very direct and open, and American women like their dates to have a similar attitude. If you like an American woman and you want to pursue the relationship, let her know how you feel. If you’re on a date with her and you think that it is going well, make physical contact. Don’t shy away and wait for her to make a move, as it is likely that she will assume that you are not interested in her.
It can be difficult for British men to be so direct when British culture is so reserved, but there is nothing wrong with saying exactly how you feel. It may feel awkward to begin with, but you will soon realise that your American girl loves your direct attitude.
2. Be Independent
American women appreciate an independent man who can take care of himself. This is about much more than just money; an American woman wants a man who can take care of his finances and his wellbeing, rather than a pushover who struggles to keep his life together.
Remember that independence is an important part of American culture, so many Americans look for a partner who they view as independent.
3. Be Strong
No, we don’t mean physically strong – we mean emotionally strong. Lots of men misunderstand this and they assume that they should suppress all emotion, but someone who is emotionally strong is in touch with their emotions. They will cry if they are sad, they will explain their anger if they are annoyed, and they will express their happiness if they feel. Emotional strength is having the ability to express your emotions without shame – but it also means that you have control over your emotions.
4. Be Chivalrous
When American women think about British men, they imagine a wonderful accent and a chivalrous attitude. This doesn’t mean that you have to pay for everything, but it does mean that you should make an effort to be polite and charming. Hold doors open, offer to pay for drinks, and offer her your jacket if she is cold. It isn’t about being sexist – it is just about showing some respectful British love to a woman from across the pond!
5. Don’t Get Too Drunk
British people are famous for their drinking habits, but Americans generally drink far less. For this reason you should be careful not to get too drunk on a date with an American woman, as it is very likely that she will find it off-putting. Instead enjoy a drink without getting out of control.
6. Go On A Variety Of Dates
As Americans drink less than British people, lots of their dates aren’t themed around alcohol. This is why you should take your date on a variety of non-alcohol related dates, such as visiting a museum or an art gallery.