I live in Maryland with my 2 year old son, one month old daughter, beautiful British husband, and neurotic boxer dog!
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.
One of the reasons she moved back was because she couldn't see herself settling down with an American guy. Personality played a factor for American Jeff, who lived in the UK for two years, as well: "I just don't think American bro culture translates very well to English women.
I mean, imagine Schmidt from New Girl hitting on Lady Mary.
I am qualified to write this article because I have experienced both! I don’t think one is better than the other, I just let my heart decide, and it has always been him from day ONE!
"I remember being 19 in England with a pack of guys just awkwardly standing together drinking beer and waiting for something to happen," Elman said.
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.
As would Emma Stone (who is dating Brit Andrew Garfield).
Related: Jennifer, 29, an American married to a Londoner, thinks a lot of the initial attraction to Englishmen boils down to the persuasive power of romantic comedies starring Hugh Grant and the irresistible, charming English human weapon known as Jude Law."It's definitely those English romances that make British guys seem so attractive, funny, witty, and proper," she said.
It's certainly true for me and other American women who live by Jane Austen's canon and never miss an episode of Downton Abbey: We're primed to put English men on a pedestal.