Similarly, American girls are much more lavish in their approach to life; and this includes the restaurants and hotels they expect to be taken to.Money and salary is brought up frequently, and name dropping is prevalent in a good portion of conversations, especially in Los Angeles where status is paramount.American girls—in my experience—carry themselves elegantly; sometimes so much so that it feels rehearsed.
Which brings me to American girlfriend number five, who was paralyzed by her hoards of self-help books.
Over-analyzing American family dynamics is still something that remains a bit of a mystery to me.
She shattered any preconceived notion I had about both actors and American women.
She was the antithesis of the ballerina; insisting she pave her own journey in life, irrespective of who she was with.
On the contrary, British girls have no shame picking kale salad out of their teeth on a date.
It just took me a while to realize that this might have nothing to do with etiquette at all, but rather, it might be because American women are more anxious than British women.
I've always loved this approach: under-sell, over deliver.
This does not happen in American culture, where women rarely make fun of themselves.
On my first date with girlfriend number six, we went dancing before playing bocce in Brooklyn.