Booze is an essential part of British dating. Your drink tab is going to be higher in the UK. However, according to BBC America , going on a date in the UK without having a drink is simply not done — and getting hammered is a common occurrence.
Although many Americans opt for some liquid courage on the dating scene, it's not considered a requisite. Meeting mum and dad isn't as big of a deal.
Advertisement Brits want to meet in person sooner. The texting game goes on for a shorter time. Shutterstock When dating in the US, you might have to endure weeks of emailing and texting before graduating to phone calls and finally an in-person meeting with your love interest. According to The Telegraph , Brits like to cut through the rigmarole and meet in person much sooner so as to not waste anyone's time with potentially misleading communication and emoji-deciphering.
It's not even a question. Shutterstock Most Americans have experienced that point in a budding relationship when they decide to take things to the next level and become exclusive — meaning monogamy isn't assumed from the outset.
Brits generally take a different approach and only see one person at a time. There was none of this dating around and keeping your options open unless and until you'd had a conversation about it and agreed to be exclusive," British writer Louise Sheridan told INSIDER.
A coffee date is a little more serious in the US. The daytime environment makes it seem more casual and less intimidating for some. But, in the UK, this isn't as much of a thing, said Tarn Rodgers Johns, a London writer and social media manager who spent a year of college in Colorado. The first-date jitters aren't as much of a thing. Shutterstock Chris Rock has joked that you don't really meet someone on a first date. You meet their "representative. Whereas British lasses will happily do, eat and drink whatever they want on a date, American women are much more concerned with appearances, and might opt for a dainty meal and maintain politically correct conversation to make the right impression.
Advertisement UK singles are OK with chill dates. It's not as buttoned-up. Americans seem to prefer something a bit more exciting and expensive for their dates, like going to a dinner, a club, or a social event. Sleeping with someone "too early" isn't necessarily a thing. The British are less concerned with propriety in this sense and tend to go as the spirit moves them, according to BBC America.
Having sex on a first date is no big deal. Don't expect your British friends to accompany you on any dates. Although Americans keenly embrace this group dating approach, Brits are much more like to go one-on-one, unless they just happen to be out with a group of people, according to BuzzFeed.
Shutterstock On average, American men tend to be more animated, outspoken and affectionate than the lads in Britain, which is either a pro or a con for a date, depending on your comfort level. Though the sense of humor of British boys is very fun to be around, and they can often be very 'cheeky' and charming when they want to be.