But I think it just made the whole thing fun, cool and memorable.
for two years now, I have been experienced many firsts, but none of them compare to the first I experienced last week – my first Valentine’s Day.
It is hard to believe that my first big day romance-wise happened in a country that I am not from and with a guy who is not Chinese.
And to top it all off, even the taken people are still available. Women and men in this country will believe that you want nothing more than friendship just because you say so. People will talk all kinds of nonsense about how it's impossible to get out of the "friend zone," but don't listen to them.
There are entire sites like Ashley Madison, that help married people cheat on each other. I know the secret escape tunnel out of the "friend zone." It goes right through France, and their favorite method of kissing.4.
Because I'm still on my 4th of July holiday, I've decided to reflect once more on this great country of yours, and how its qualities and foibles lend itself to my dating life.
Tuesday I went off, -style, on how this is the best country in the world for dating.
Today, I thought I'd share a little about what I've learned about dating here in America. A tip of the hat to my Indian-American friend Neel Shah, who pointed out just how badly women want to hear "I love you" in his article for the Awl last month.
Neel was joking around, and so am I, but the things you can get away with by saying "I love you," are frankly astounding.
If it’s not been mentioned yet, best assume your date is currently pretending to laugh at a couple of other people’s jokes too.
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.