And while American girls find it hard to be upfront about their dating lives to parents, they are, somewhat confusingly, incredibly forward on dates when it comes to sex.On my first date with girlfriend number six, we went dancing before playing bocce in Brooklyn.She had a vision of the man she was going to marry: tall, dark, handsome, and a millionaire.
The American, with seemingly impeccable etiquette, ate slowly and cautiously, ensuring the kale salad she was munching on didn't wrap around her big, pearly white teeth.
On the contrary, British girls have no shame picking kale salad out of their teeth on a date.
There is more emphasis on "keeping up appearances," especially on the West Coast where I have been living for the past six months.
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.
Was American culture really as shallow as my friends had warned? She was a down-to-earth Midwesterner with ambitions in New York City theater.
She shattered any preconceived notion I had about both actors and American women.In Britain, we are self-deprecating to the point where we convince ourselves that we're utterly useless in life.I've always loved this approach: under-sell, over deliver. Where British women live in the moment, unafraid to admit their flaws, American women want to project an heir of success to the world.But surely not all American girls thought British men had an endless supply of money?They weren't all obsessed with fame and fortune, were they?She was the antithesis of the ballerina; insisting she pave her own journey in life, irrespective of who she was with.