Dating an america american

On the inside, however, they will be really happy they were actually able to nail each other down after the endless confusion and unnecessary drama along the way.So why does this difference even exist, or is it just a slightly different packaging of basically the same feelings?

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You can very well be born in America but have a more “European” mindset and vice versa. Perhaps this ‘score mentality’ is for bragging rights, perhaps it’s for validation so they can feel wanted and desired, or perhaps it’s a pure ego play.

American men will rush to get you in bed as quick as possible, while European men don’t appear to have the same rush (or desperation). European men don’t ‘date’ – in the formal way that Americans are used to.

Perhaps this has to do with their upbringing, where it’s very normal for boys and girls to play and intermingle together.

They grow up developing friendships with the opposite sex and in turn, develop more empathy and understanding of the opposite sex.

But aside from visual aspects, girls in the States expect to live their lives like Barbie in her dreamhouse, with her super-manly successful boyfriend. But while these expectations are high, I often find that putting guys on a pedestal and doing anything in order to get their attention is a big part of getting to this ultimate goal.

In America, guys get to be cool players who are allowed to switch between different pretty girl-toys who will simply obey their preferences.

A friend of mine, a fellow European, summarized how relationships on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean work in a comical, but also pretty accurate way: “In America, the girl is Barbie and the guy is Ken.

In Europe both are both.” So how does this actually apply to the way relationships differ from each other in two continents whose inhabitants once belonged to the same culture?

However, since living in New York, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different people from various backgrounds and it’s become clear that there are definite cultural norms specific to European men versus American men (especially New Yorkers).

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