As demonstrated by my rather deplorable track record during my time in the UK, I don’t know the first thing about dating British men. I tried– Lord knows I tried— but I always failed pretty miserably. Fortunately I’ve got TWD and Downton Abbey to keep me occupied these days but for the rest of you, I’m thrilled to offer the following guest post written by a genuine British man (i.e. someone who actually knows what he’s talking about).
Jamie from HaveYourPick (who typically helps men become more successful with women through an understanding of the latest psychology) has written 5 great tips to help you bag yourself a Brit for 2013, and provides fresh insight into the typical British male!
1. The Danger of Saying “Soccer” to a British Guy
First things first we have to clear up one issue that continues to bug me and every other British guy out there. We love you American girls we really do, but you have to understand that one of your most iconic sports has got it completely wrong.
Football … just like the name suggests should be used to describe a sport that consists of a certain degree of contact between your FOOT and a BALL. So seriously, why on earth do you call your version of football, football? Maybe I’ve been hiding in a ditch my whole life, but the last time I checked, your version of the sport ‘football’ predominantly involved using your HANDS to maneuver the ball around – NOT YOUR FEET. That would be called HANDBALL.
Needless to say with the excessive use of capitals in that previous paragraph, I’m pretty passionate about this subject – like any other stereotypical Brit.
Here in England, there is nothing more frowned upon than calling football, ‘soccer’. It will surely go down about as well as slapping the queen in the face during her televised Christmas day speech or screaming “Lord Voldemort” at the top of your lungs on the grounds of Hogwarts.
2. The Importance of the word “Mate”
While the word ‘mate’ may be commonly used to describe animals getting a little frisky in the animal kingdom, it has a very different meaning here in England.
The term ‘mate’ is commonly used to describe a close friend or somebody we like to hang out with.
‘Yeah I’m just going out with my mates tonight’
‘It’s cool, we’re just mates’
We say it all the time, perhaps way too much. If you’ve planning on bagging a British guy, chances are you will come across this word a thousand times per day, so be prepared to invest in some very sophisticated ear plugs. Remember! if he tells you he’s “off to see his ‘mates’ tonight”, rest assured he’s not cheating on you!
3. The Difference between American Football and Rugby!
Back to American Football again, it’s really bugging me. And remaining on the sensitive subject of sport. We need to clear another thing up. The differences between Rugby and American Football are substantial. Yes, the object of the game is to skillfully crush another man’s skull beneath your feet as your tactfully move the ball to the desired destination, but take notice of the differences in protective clothing worn by our athletes.
Rugby = Players have no protection
American Football = Players have a full suit of armor
In contrast, no protective clothing makes us British guys 100 times more manly than yours. Just a little recognition of this fact is enough to boost our confidence and brighten up our day.
4. Our English Delicacies
Us British guys love food. The iconic dish that we frequently indulge in is fish and chips. If you’ve never tried it, we highly recommend that you do.
If you’re on a date with a British guy, why not suggest that you both go for a spot of fish and chips and a walk by the beach? By actively selecting our native food as your chosen dish, it will impress us like mad that you’ll willing to try something new, and hey, you might really like it!
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5. Our Love Of Beer!
More than anything, we love our beer and we would surely enjoy that beer much more if it were accompanied by an American girl. If you’re stuck on what things to try at the local pub, why not try one of the following (in moderation of course – we won’t take lightly to you drinking us under the table!)
- Stella Artois (a strong larger for the more hardened drinker)
- Heineken (a slightly more tamed larger if you’re a newbie)
- Guinness (if you’re feeling more courageous, why not try this traditional Irish beverage?)
As you can see us British guys are very primitive creatures. Sport, food and alcohol – what a combination! Of course there is more depth to us than this… we can often find time for a spot of peeing on the toilet seat between our sessions of booze, snacks and contact sports!
Above all, a brief understanding of some of the iconic things that make us British will surely impress us and have us dying for more!
For more on the psychology of attraction, please visit www.haveyourpick.co.uk