They had an extremely strong relationship and it was based on honesty and openness.
And while American girls find it hard to be upfront about their dating lives to parents, they are, somewhat confusingly, incredibly forward on dates when it comes to sex.
British girls, meanwhile, do not spend the same amount of money on themselves as American girls, nor do they expect you to spend a lot on them.
In Britain, we are self-deprecating to the point where we convince ourselves that we're utterly useless in life.
She was the antithesis of the ballerina; insisting she pave her own journey in life, irrespective of who she was with.
On my first date with girlfriend number six, we went dancing before playing bocce in Brooklyn.
It was a night full of spontaneity, which American girls—naturally outgoing and vivacious—have perfected.
Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.
She had a vision of the man she was going to marry: tall, dark, handsome, and a millionaire.
As a young, single British guy crossing the Atlantic for a career in the United States, I was extremely curious about the dating life that was in store.