Allow me to state the obvious: British guys are dreamy. If that’s a stereotype, I hope it’s one they’re happy to bear. So when DateBritishGuys.com approached me about writing this post, I said, absolutely. It’s hard to resist a British man; they seem so utterly charming no matter what, even if they’re cursing. (They actually sound bloody fantastic when they curse.) It’s no secret that I adore British men (for example, Sir Paul McCartney is my ideal boyfriend), and I’m clearly not alone. Hooray for Brits!
But what may surprise you is that are certain things British men adore about us, as well. I asked some British guys who date American women what they love most about non-British ladies, and was, shall we say, chuffed, by their responses. Here are 10 things British guys will love about you!
(Of course, it should be noted that all men are different — as are women — and results may vary.)
10.) Your accent!
That’s right, the accent adoration is a two-way street. One particular Brit has a fondness for Texan girls. You may think you may not even have an accent, but you totally do, and they find it delightful. So own it!
9.) Your openness.
American women in particular, are a lot more open compared to their British counterparts (especially English girls). That isn’t to say that all English women are closed-off; it’s just that American women have a certain breezy, carefree “my life is an open book” way of living.
8.) Your frank conversation.
British men love that we’re more than willing to “go there” and call out what needs calling out. One Brit noted that we have, “the readiness to engage in conversation”, and we’re not shy about it. They appreciate that level of boldness, that we’ll just walk up to them and say what’s on our minds, and that over cocktails, we’ll keep it real.
7.) Your sense of humor.
Brits are well-known for their signature dry sense of humor, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate our “goofy” sense of humor as well. I’ve always believed that bonding over humor is one of the best ways for a couple to connect, so don’t be afraid to crack a few jokes (and we know you won’t be).
6.) Your attitude towards sex.
To be frank (and we’ve learned that we should be), British men do in fact like that, contrary to popular belief, America isn’t as hung up on sex as you would think. I’m not saying that American girls are “easy” or anything so crass or disrespectful; I’m saying that we have a certain openness about sex, be it sexual innuendo and/or jokes, which suggests that we don’t take the whole thing too seriously.
5.) Your sense of fun.
“There is also the fun side, not fearing appearing stupid in the pursuit of having fun,” one British man revealed. “It’s somewhat endearing.” Hear that, ladies? Don’t be afraid to have fun! Embrace every moment and go with the flow, as they say.
4.) Your brashness.
Did you know there’s a stereotype British men have about American women — that we’re brash? And did you know that they kind of love it? Sure, some of them think we’re “too loud”, but some praise us for being “slightly aggressive.” Just keep in mind that being brash is okay — being full on rude is not.
3.) Your smile.
This one surprised me, but one British man I spoke to commented specifically about the smile of American women. “I think, on average, [American women] actually have a wider smile…and are ALWAYS using it — though they might just be reacting to an English accent, who knows.” I never really thought about it, but I suppose we are a smiley bunch.
2.) Your confidence.
Having confidence on a date or while flirting can be hard, but many British men singled out our confidence as being an especially desirable quality. One man reported, “There’s nothing more sexy than a self-assured confident woman…I’ve never met an American woman that’s isn’t — [it’s] hot!” And why wouldn’t it be? Who doesn’t love someone who is completely confident (NOT cocky, but confident)? So do whatever it is you have to do to boost your confidence, whether it’s wearing your favorite pair of sky-high heels or psyching yourself up in the mirror beforehand. Hey, no shame in that game.
1.) Your total adoration of British men!
Simply put, British men aren’t mad that non-British women are crazy for them. They know simply being British is like having a superpower, and they’re well aware of the spell they cast. And they kind of dig how into it we are.