Dating culture in britain
Sincerely, Jenny I don't think your appearance is the issue at all.You may not be everyone's type but you are certainly pretty enough for plenty of people to fancy you. Dating is something very new to Britain which has come about mainly as a result of internet dating.It could also be that while you are excellent company when you are with your friends, when you are on a date you are nervous and behave quite differently.This is obviously true for everyone but it may be more true for you, especially if you feel that you are being unsuccessful. Any chance that the men you date have an inflated opinion of themselves?
I realise this may be hard to believe but if you ask any British women who have been in a serious relationship for the last 4-5 years they'll tell you -most people don't remember ever having been on a date and certainly not more than one or two.
Also British men are shy and they expect women to take the initiative, so a mere kiss goodnight could be interpreted as quite dismissive.
British men are also less sexist than most other men and less likely to jump to conclusions about women being 'easy'.
I have had several long term relationships and, if one were to judge the number of contacts made and dates gone on, then I've been rather "successful" with the internet dating.
I am an American that has lived and worked in London for just over four years as a literary agent.