Dating is different in the UK and the US

The dating culture there has loads of differences, and even though our countries share a common tongue (no pun intended) and a lot of history, these distinctions just might surprise you.

Taking the new boyfriend or girlfriend home to meet mom and dad is a big dating milestone in the US, and nobody wants to get the thumbs down from their folks. In the UK? Not so much.

“Americans seem to genuinely care about having their parents approve of their partner, whereas, while we Brits like it, we typically take an attitude that, if they don’t approve, then they can … mind their own business,” Quora user Alec Fanes in a forum on this subject.

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.

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