American men dating abroad

As would Emma Stone (who is dating Brit Andrew Garfield).

Or how about Jennifer Lawrence (and her Englishman Nicholas Hoult)?

How does a girl from Texas end up with a tendency to go after English guys? Three years and four English boyfriends later, I was left wondering the same thing.

In my defense, I'd say Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently announced her separation from Chris Martin—who, in turn, blamed the breakup on his own lack of enthusiasm for life—would probably understand the initial attraction.

The night I met George, the epitome of a charming Englishman, I was immediately drawn to him. After a long night out wandering the city with George, he put me into a cab. It hadn't even crossed my mind, but after the aloof coolness of the hipsters who populated my alma mater, Englishmen—with their jokes and their endearing awkwardness and their humor—were a welcome change.

Even though he wasn't stereotypically handsome, he was delightful and quick to make fun of himself—and to tease me: the typical American. When I wrote my college friend Rachel about George, she wrote back: What is with you and English guys?

There are plenty of great black men out there, but not for all the college-educated, professional black women.Not to mention Gwen Stefani (and her husband, Londoner Gavin Rossdale).In my (albeit limited) experience, it seems like American women and English men often find romance, yet American men and English women make for unlikely couples.S., with the exception that a lot of guys here are smokers." TANAI BENARD Educator and cofounder of Wandering Moms, 33 Location: Abu Dhabi, 3 years Hometown: Beaumont, TX "I moved to the United Arab Emirates three years ago with my three kids.Dating as a divorcée and single parent can be complicated whatever your geographic location, and doing it abroad is difficult. On the upside, you have access to a new breed of well-traveled and educated men.He was African-Omani and our first encounter was at a local hotel bar with friends.

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