They had an extremely strong relationship and it was based on honesty and openness.
And while American girls find it hard to be upfront about their dating lives to parents, they are, somewhat confusingly, incredibly forward on dates when it comes to sex.
They weren't all obsessed with fame and fortune, were they?
Was American culture really as shallow as my friends had warned? She was a down-to-earth Midwesterner with ambitions in New York City theater.
American girls—in my experience—carry themselves elegantly; sometimes so much so that it feels rehearsed.
Recently, I went on two dates in New York within the space of a week, one with a Brit, the other with an American.
They worry more about their appearance, political correctness and how others perceive them.
There is more emphasis on "keeping up appearances," especially on the West Coast where I have been living for the past six months.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.I remember one girl I went out with from the UK whose mother knew all of her intimate details.It was a bit embarrassing when I finally met her, but hey, better be honest than conceal the truth?Which brings me to American girlfriend number five, who was paralyzed by her hoards of self-help books.