About us: DateBritishGuys.com
Ben & Becca (site owners)
It all started in 2005 when Becca, who originally hails from Connecticut, was studying abroad in London. She had come to England to experience a foreign city and meet new and interesting people. Finding the man she would eventually marry was not high on her list. After several months of enjoying British life, touring Europe and generally having a great time, Becca found herself out one night with friends at The Loop, a London Bar off of Oxford Street.
Also at The Loop that night was Ben, a Brit through and through. Ben was living in London, having grown up in the English countryside on his family's farm. He had moved to the city to live the life of a swinging British bachelor. Well, he was British and a bachelor. The swinging part is up for debate.
DRINKS, DANCING AND SMOKE MACHINES.
Having purchased a bottle of The Loop's finest cheap wine, Ben was heading back to his friends, when, through the haze of a smoke machine, he spotted Becca. Ben sauntered over and noticing that Becca was American, introduced himself in his most charming British accent. Becca, who has a keen eye for bollocks, saw through the posh act immediately.
Always the consummate salesperson, Ben didn't back down, and with the aid of his charming smile and winning accent, pitched himself like nobody's business. No one knows exactly what transpired, but eventually, Ben's annoying persistence wore Becca down. The pair began a whirlwind romance that spanned the next six months.
CHAMPAGNE, VERTIGO AND DIAMONDS.
After extending her stay to spend more time with Ben, the time finally came for Becca to return to the States. Two days before she was set to leave, Ben took Becca to a champagne bar at the top of Tower 42, named "Vertigo". It was here, atop one of London's tallest buildings, that Ben proposed and produced the smallest diamond on record with what little funds he could pull together. Becca, of course, said yes.
The next ten months were hard for Becca and Ben, who were now on different sides of the Atlantic. They traveled back and forth to see each other every six weeks. Eventually, Ben was accepted into a Master's program in New York City and was able to move to the States. This still meant frequent travel, as Becca was at University in Connecticut for a further three years.
NEW YEARS EVE, WEDDING, HONEYMOON IN RIO.
All the back and forth finally paid off when Becca and Ben were married on New Year’s Eve 2008/2009. In 2018 they had a beautiful son named Theodore (Teddy, as of print) who brings them both a tremendous amount of joy to this day. Sadly, Becca and Ben separated after 17 years together in 2022. They remain close and will always celebrate that chapter of their lives by time spent with Teddy.
Becca and Ben decided to create DateBritishGuys.com to introduce women from all over the world to British men, and perhaps write a few more success stories along the way.
DateBritishGuys.com, along with DateAmericanWomen.com, is owned and operated by Love Becca LLC, located in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and owned and operated by Ben Elman.