Before that, hardly anyone went on dates, or if they did, it was just the one date, which changed a relationship from a friendship to a romantic one.
I am an American in NY who has been dating a French man for about 5 months now.
He is very kind hearted and we have a nice time together, but lately I have been wondering about things.
So to sum up, my advice is avoid arrogant men and when you go on a date, don't have very high expectations and be relaxed -treat it more like two mates going out for a drink.
If you like someone, make sure he knows it -Britain is not the place to try out THE RULES.
It could also be that while you are excellent company when you are with your friends, when you are on a date you are nervous and behave quite differently.
This is obviously true for everyone but it may be more true for you, especially if you feel that you are being unsuccessful. Any chance that the men you date have an inflated opinion of themselves?
But the trend seems to be that I will let a few days go by, then drop a text or email thanking him for the date - I won't suggest another date myself, as I have been told that is too forward for British men - only to be told "I didn't feel that spark" or something similar. I'm not a supermodel, but I'm also fairly attractive.
I am 5'3" tall with long dark hair and a size 12 - just as pretty and about the same size as most women walking around London. That is the only thing that is starting to make sense, which is of course not helping with the confidence issues developing from all of these first-date only experiences.
I am not the only American woman that has the problem, as several of my fellow countrywomen complain of the same thing with the lovely men of these shores. I am not aggressive or pushy or shy or any of the stereotypical things that would turn a man off.