Not to mention Gwen Stefani (and her husband, Londoner Gavin Rossdale).
In my (albeit limited) experience, it seems like American women and English men often find romance, yet American men and English women make for unlikely couples.
As would Emma Stone (who is dating Brit Andrew Garfield).
It is a fantasy that has played out in the minds of young British men for generations.
You hop off the plane, glide through customs, hail a yellow cab.
And he knows all the best places to stop on the way.10.
His mother loves you already and she hasn't even met you.
Yeah, it's weird but it's super soft to sleep in and it smells of him (ahh).9. Twenty hours in the car, overnight stays in a motel and stops by the world's biggest ball of yarn on the way to the Grand Canyon.
His stories about being on the football team, mathethlete squad or marching band and going to prom, college or camp are priceless. You know that white t-shirt he wears under all of his shirts?
I mean, imagine Schmidt from New Girl hitting on Lady Mary.
It's just not going to work." Even in the less extreme versions, are these kind of cultural "types" just too hard to overcome? Overall, more American women study abroad than American men, with the United Kingdom being the most popular destination.
"Most British men are terrified of rejection," said Jean Smith, a cultural anthropologist living in London.
The American (who is married to an Englishman, of course) conducted a study comparing the flirting behaviors of New Yorkers and Londoners and concluded that of the four demographics (English men, English women, American women, and American men), English men are, by far, the most afraid of rejection.
(Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are an exception.) After interrogating men and women from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as consulting an expert, a few theories emerged.