Brits are more likely to go dutch on the bill.
If you're looking to get a free meal out of your next date, don't try it in the UK. British men and women think it's appropriate and politically correct for both parties to split the check when out on a date, according to WeLoveDates.com. Although there are certainly exceptions, old-fashioned gender roles still prevail in this and other areas of US dating scene.
Booze is an essential part of British dating.
Drinking culture is alive and well in both the United States and the United Kingdom. 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.
Parental approval isn’t as important in Britain.
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.
Brits want to meet in person sooner.
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.
Exclusivity is assumed in British dating.
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.
"Back in my day, if you were going out with someone here in the UK, you were going out with them. 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. "There was an automatic assumption that you were exclusive, and if it transpired you weren't, then it was called cheating."
Daytime dates are pretty much unheard of in the UK.
对美国人而言，午餐时间或者咖啡时间来个约会很正常，日间约会还会让双方感到很随意。而英国人则不然。伦敦作家、社交媒体经理Tarn Rodgers Johns表示：“我经历过两次偶然的约会，因为我觉得他们只是想和我交个朋友而已。”(那两位男士约了她喝咖啡。)
It's not unusual for Americans to have a date over lunch or a cup of coffee. The daytime environment makes it seem more casual. But, in the UK, this isn't as much of a thing, said Tarn Rodgers Johns, a London writer and social media manager. "I went on two accidental dates because I thought they were trying to be friends," she told INSIDER about men who asked her out for coffee.
British women are less self-conscious on dates.
You don't really meet someone on a first date. You meet their "representative." This is spot-on when it comes to dating US women, according to Harper's Bazaar. 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.
UK singles are OK with chill dates.
Just want to Netflix and chill — literally or figuratively? That's just a typical Saturday night for a couple dating in the UK, according to The Telegraph. 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.
Brits don’t approach strangers in public for dates.
Whether at the club or at the gym, sometimes all it takes in the US is some mutual eye contact and small talk before you're swapping phone numbers with a stranger to set up a date. Try chatting up a Londoner on the fly, and they'll look at you like you're absolutely daft, according to BuzzFeed.
The lingo is different.
如果一个美国人想和一个英国人约会，那TA可要重新温习一下约会术语啦。在美国，喜欢一个人可以说”into”，而在英国，人家更喜欢用”fancy”。在美国，和某人亲热可以说make out with someone，而在英国人家用"snog"。
If you're an American looking to date a Brit, you may want to brush up on their dating lingo. In America, you might say you're "into" someone, but in the UK, you "fancy" them. In America you "make out" with someone, but in the UK, you "snog" them.