Hollywood would have us believe that they are romantic, misunderstood and - even if we leave them for another man - likely to move to Tennessee and build us a house on a lake with blue shutters and await our return.
But how do daters in the UK actually differ from daters in the US?
This undoubtedly says more about the type of men I go for than it does about North American blokes as a whole.
But I cannot tell you how often I hear the same from British women.
Mingle2 is full of hot Uk girls waiting to hear from you.
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The American men I've dated were (coincidentally) all from DC.
And overall, I found them swaggering, careerist, and utterly terrified of commitment.
Read more Living abroad is an incredible opportunity to rediscover and reinvent yourself, including the romantic side of your life.
Transcending cultural differences and customs is just a small step to achieve that.