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.
So first off, pip pip and cherrio from London, and all that.
But stereotypes don't come out of thin air — so why do we have such an unsexy reputation?
Indeed, during the course of my research, I was continually struck by the difficulty of having any sort of sensible conversation about sex.
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?
It is just the way it could be for you here in Brittania. Roughly, it is in the same category that a) attempting sex at an English B&B is debatable b)you really should descale your tea-kettle every so often, c ) you could think that English radio is a dictatorship, and d) that public toilets in England will generally have no loo roll.
The Times just published a little blurb about British men and their um…
deficiencies last month (19/7/09): British men are among the least romantic in the world.
After all, I'd watched my fellow countrymen in film and literature charm the hell out of beautiful American women.
If a bumbling buffoon like Hugh Grant could steal Julia Roberts' heart in It was the summer of 2006 when I first landed in New York as a 19-year-old, laden with warnings about American girls: they're high maintenance, my friends told me.