This independence also appears in the raising of children.
Many parents here would prefer to continue to embrace a sense of their own independence, while also retaining their identities as parents.
Whether a sign of creeping cultural imperialism or just an excuse to get bladdered on Bud Light and eat undercooked hotdogs, I'm unsure.
However, it's made me think about the differences between us and our pals across the pond.
I think it's just a different society, and here people are more open to different experiences and are maybe more vivacious."So, there you have it, ladies and gents.
There are many fish in the sea of niche online dating -- and it seems a lot of them are willing and eager to cross the pond for love.
The ultimate Anglophile love story, the couple met while Rebecca was studying in England. A short time later, Ben migrated to America, and the two got married."We got married and we had a lot of matches at our wedding. And from that we kind of had this idea that we could start something where more people could meet," says Rebecca.
They created Date British in 2009 so that more of their friends could meet each other.
But, while Ben admits the cute accent may be the initial draw, ultimately making it to a real relationship takes a lot more than just an adorable habit of calling an English muffin a 'crumpet.' "I think initially it's the accent, but beyond the accent, I think the chivalry is something that they like.
We are trained you know, our mothers have trained us to treat women well," says Ben.
” “Because you only go out with English or Irish guys.” “Haha, you know me too well.