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This does not happen in American culture, where women rarely make fun of themselves. American family dynamics is still something that remains a bit of a mystery to me.
Which brings me to American girlfriend number five, who was paralyzed by her hoards of self-help books. In the UK, girls are open with their parents about sex and dating. Girlfriend number three, who came from a conservative family, would often talk about the importance of transparency and honesty, but would lie to her parents about where she was staying, afraid of what they might think of her.
It was a night full of spontaneity, which American girls—naturally outgoing and vivacious—have perfected.
They know how to have a good time wherever they are, with a zest for life uncommon in British women.
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.
I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship.
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.
I remember one girl I went out with from the UK whose mother knew all of her intimate details.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.They have come from all different backgrounds, worked in vastly different careers, lived in both New York and Los Angeles; and if there's one thing I can tell you, it's that the stereotype of British girls being more well-mannered is actually false.American girls—in my experience—carry themselves elegantly; sometimes so much so that it feels rehearsed.
She was the antithesis of the ballerina; insisting she pave her own journey in life, irrespective of who she was with.