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As a young, single British guy crossing the Atlantic for a career in the United States, I was extremely curious about the dating life that was in store.After all, I'd watched my fellow countrymen in film and literature charm the hell out of beautiful American women.Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.She had a vision of the man she was going to marry: tall, dark, handsome, and a millionaire.British girls, meanwhile, do not spend the same amount of money on themselves as American girls, nor do they expect you to spend a lot on them.In Britain, we are self-deprecating to the point where we convince ourselves that we're utterly useless in life.Similarly, American girls are much more lavish in their approach to life; and this includes the restaurants and hotels they expect to be taken to.Money and salary is brought up frequently, and name dropping is prevalent in a good portion of conversations, especially in Los Angeles where status is paramount.

It was a night full of spontaneity, which American girls—naturally outgoing and vivacious—have perfected.On the contrary, British girls have no shame picking kale salad out of their teeth on a date.It just took me a while to realize that this might have nothing to do with etiquette at all, but rather, it might be because American women are more anxious than British women.I've always loved this approach: under-sell, over deliver.This does not happen in American culture, where women rarely make fun of themselves.

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