Guilty as charged. Ben's got us on this one. For some mythical reason, American ladies turn into googly-eyed golden retrievers when in the presence of a British accent.
2. British Men Have Been Raised With Royalty, And Treat Women Like Princesses
American ladies with a taste for the finer things in life would do well dating a British guy, Ben says. You can thank the Royal Family for this. Hmm. Seems questionable, but we'll take his word for it.
3. While Fancier Than Americans, British Men Are Less Prissy
You want a man's man wrapped up in luxury? Done! Just don't focus on the teeth. Or clothes. Or scent.
4. British Men Are More Rugged
Ben thinks that all of that superfluous padding in American football is for babies. British men aren't afraid to get a little knocked up.
5. British Men Love American Women
According to Ben, in order to impress a British man, all we have to do is show up and be ourselves.
Oh, the fickle ways of New World women! Just a few years ago, America's ladies had dubbed the British male a dating pariah.
Sure, there were still a few who — on hearing a “quaint” English accent — would find the pheromones flowed. But Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Heather Graham were all busy bashing our boys, unimpressed by their snaggle-toothed smiles and emotional “illiteracy”.
Their loss, I thought. Because British men are among the best of the world's Y-chromosome owners. Unslick maybe, but also unsmarmy, witty and, unlike their Continental and transatlantic rivals, not loose-lipped with false, gushing compliments.
No wonder, then, that our capricious cousins from across the Atlantic seem keen to rebuild the special relationship. A new dating website, the unimaginatively-named DateBritishGuys.com, lets American women to find their own bit of “100 per cent British beef”.
One easy way to narrow your options is to choose your site carefully. Large dating sites with upwards of 2.5 million users (eHarmony, PlentyofFish, Match, True) promise more potential dates, but because they are so generic you may have less of a chance of finding someone who shares qualities that you value. It’s OK—good, even—to have fewer choices, so long as they’re better ones. Niche dating sites might be just the answer. If you’re highly educated and seeking a highly educated partner, Right Stuff Dating (“The Ivy League of Dating”) may be right for you. People who want to date British guys may, naturally, want to check out DateBritishGuys.com. A special breed of single might instead be drawn to FarmersOnly.com (“Because city folks just don’t get it”). For help finding and getting a feel for various dating sites, check out resources from Real Simple, OnlineDatingSites.net, ConsumerSearch, and Consumer Rankings.