Here, people tend to take a business-like approach to finding a mate.
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Americans are often very informal in both their dress and interactions with others.
People frequently call each other by their first names, which should not be seen as a lack of respect.
This candid communication style might not sit well with awkward, bumbling Brits — especially men — who tend to recoil from conversations about their feelings.
So, whereas back home you might find yourselves pootling along, and even up the aisle, having never bothered with the am-I-the-only-person-you’re-dating? Looking out for subtle exclusivity cues, like him introducing you as “my girlfriend” or being invited to meet the parents, is no substitute.
This guide has been prepared for International students to read and refer to during your time here.