Their accent alone makes American women swoon When the London-bred, Ben Elman, married his Connecticut-born beau on New Year's Eve in 2008, he was completely inundated with requests from her American friends desperately seeking snag a date (or two) with single, British men.Two years and one "" moment later, he and his wife created Date British Guys.com, a dating site aimed towards American women looking to meet and date Brits. Well, that's all fine and dandy, but Christian Bale's abs aside, why should us American gals date a Brit? The Accent No doubt about it, Ben's got us on this one.The American men I've dated were (coincidentally) all from DC.And overall, I found them swaggering, careerist, and utterly terrified of commitment.They often act as if they think their appliances are worth more than the useless human lumps they're currently saddled with.
However, it's made me think about the differences between us and our pals across the pond.So, if 60% of marriages end in divorce, and 75% of those are initiated by the woman, we can do the math to combine these percentages: (.75(.6)) x 100 = 45. You have better chances at surviving Russian roulette! The biggest disincentive for marriage lies within the women themselves. Marrying an American woman is a risky activity for us guys.Furthermore, a man is many times more likely to commit suicide in the two years following a divorce than the average male. What do American women want more: a husband or a house full of fancy appliances?Now, when I discuss the differences between European and American, I’m referring to a mindset. American men on the other hand, tend to be goal oriented, with the aim of getting laid.You can very well be born in America but have a more “European” mindset and vice versa. Perhaps this ‘score mentality’ is for bragging rights, perhaps it’s for validation so they can feel wanted and desired, or perhaps it’s a pure ego play.Everyone seems to celebrate Independence Day, these days.On the back of every pub toilet door (and believe me, I spend a lot of time in pub toilets) there seems to be a flyer for their 4th of July piss-up.The idea of marrying an American woman literally terrifies me. Even more sad is that roughly 75% of divorces are initiated by the woman over the man's objections (the remaining 25% are either mutually-agreed divorces or divorces initiated by the husband over the woman's objections; those two categories are about half and half within that remaining 25%).Can I not handle having sex with one person for the rest of my life? These are all conservative numbers, by the way; they've been rounded-down for the sake of simplicity.Hollywood would have us believe that they are romantic, misunderstood and - even if we leave them for another man - likely to move to Tennessee and build us a house on a lake with blue shutters and await our return.But how do daters in the UK actually differ from daters in the US?