Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Just to clarify, I'm not talking about trying to suss out whether or not he wants to be in a relationship, because heaven knows I don't even know that myself most of the time. I fall into them accidentally. I'm talking about trying to figure out whether or not he actually wants to put his cock in you. To the point where you're naked and thinking, "Oh! He does. Yay!"American men are incredibly forward with their compliments. Among the stellar gems I've heard while walking down the street in NYC minding my own business are, "You have a sweet day, angel face," and "Keep smiling that beautiful smile, girl." British men would never say these things unless severely intoxicated or being sarcastic. Moving back here while single could be very dangerous. I can easily envision falling straight into a relationship with someone totally unsuitable just because he happened to attend to me with frank admiration.* With a British man, it is possible up until the point you go to bed with him to be uncertain of his attraction to you. |
*This explains most of my romantic history up until the age of 30 anyway, but never mind.
Hell yea! I see a good looking gal walking down the street and feel it's my duty to let them know how I feel...
I advise you to continue. It'll keep the flow of European immigrants coming in!
Looks like you've been gone long enough to find that charming. :)
Four and a half years. That's not an experiment I want to repeat.
There's a business opportunity for a line of greeting cards there. Classy upmarket stuff - maybe the front of the card could have a pair of tiny birds perched on a fence overlooking a beautiful country scene if you just want to see her tits, or... okay, maybe a guy shoving a rooster into a box... I think I've lost the upmarket thread there. Hm.
I have only one thing to say, and that's BOOBIES!
2009-01-27 21:36 (UTC)
2009-01-28 16:50 (UTC)
Do you mind if I repost that?! I laughed until I cried!
Thanks! I don't mind; it's public.
It's surprisingly non-threatening as well. Probably because they do it without really expecting a response.
(I'm here from angelcityblues
This commentary was extra-hilarious to me having just last night returned from a trip to Italy. Italian men are not only free with the compliments, they can say the most shocking things to a near-stranger and have them come out sounding polite and flattering.Edited at 2009-01-27 11:12 pm (UTC)
I suspect there's probably been more than one case of English girls being poached from their lads by smooth-talking European men while on holiday.
Oh yes, I am positive of it! It does make you feel very ... feminine, though. Even the old men seem to just kind of compliment you almost as a matter of habit!
I now understand why American girls have a reputation amongst European men for being easy!
blech, i missed you. next time, i hope!
(sent you an email...)
That's okay. I was so wiped yesterday that I don't think I would have been a particularly stimulating lunch companion.
Thanks! I'll be proud of myself if I can get home without falling asleep on the train and ending up in Teddington.
I actually have always hated that! I get pissed off and really irritated when men say things like that to me. Although you don't hear it so often here as you do in the US, I have received my most forward comment ever here. OOO! But seriously, it makes my skin crawl!