As a young, single British guy crossing the Atlantic for a career in the United States, I was extremely curious about the dating life that was in store. After all, I'd watched my fellow countrymen in film and literature charm the hell out of beautiful American women. It was the summer of when I first landed in New York as a year-old, laden with warnings about American girls: I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship. Still, when I met my first girlfriend in , a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.
USA vs. Europe: Dating
Biggest difference between dating in France and America - Business Insider
Naturally, when stepping into any European country—be it Spain or Switzerland—as Americans, it's uncertain how we'll be viewed. Will we be seen as the loud Americans or the friendly Americans? Or, heaven forbid, the unfashionable Americans? Recently I wrote a piece about what it was like dating French men , asking various English-speaking women what the main differences were. This time around, I was intrigued by the opposite question:
Dating in America and in Europe – 5 Differences
The below is a list of some of the themes and commonalities observed. American men on the other hand, tend to be goal oriented, with the aim of getting laid. European men are comfortable with women, which leads to respect for women.
The experience of dating in Europe and America can be quite different. Indeed, there are differences in expectations about dating, as well as the ways in which people meet their dates and carry themselves while they are with them in such contexts. Americans are more likely to meet through online dating sites and at bars. In Europe, people often meet at dinner parties or from personal introductions by friends and family. While many Americans are into casually dating several people at once, Europeans date to get into a relationship with one person—often right away.