Their accent alone makes American women swoon When the London-bred, Ben Elman, married his Connecticut-born beau on New Year's Eve in 2008, he was completely inundated with requests from her American friends desperately seeking snag a date (or two) with single, British men.

Two years and one "" moment later, he and his wife created Date British Guys.com, a dating site aimed towards American women looking to meet and date Brits. Well, that's all fine and dandy, but Christian Bale's abs aside, why should us American gals date a Brit? The Accent No doubt about it, Ben's got us on this one.

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I was on a first date in Lower Manhattan with a young accountant from Liverpool.

He went ahead and ordered my drink for me, red wine.

It seems to me that we're a lot more down-to-earth, for a start.

UK daters want to relax at home on a Saturday night, and are more willing to meet in person right away than US daters, which suggests we trust our instincts and don't like to waste too much time with all that online back-and-forth.

Apparently UK men are more likely to stick to traditional gender roles and contact a female first, whereas in the US anything goes.

American daters confess to being more romantic, but also found that they care more about money than UK daters.

is a ten-part series that will take you through the dating ups and downs, it can be considered a guide as what to do — or, what not to do — depending on how you look at it. The first date Your date will be a gent and hold the door. Brits are typically reserved and refrain from making over-the-top gestures. What to expect He may not ask for your opinion on where to go or what you like.

Here are some tidbits based on my experiences dating British men from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. He’ll bring the charm, probably knocking your socks off. It’s nice to contribute but some Brits are old-fashioned and do the planning for you.

But I cannot tell you how often I hear the same from British women.

Hollywood would have us believe that they are romantic, misunderstood and - even if we leave them for another man - likely to move to Tennessee and build us a house on a lake with blue shutters and await our return.

But how do daters in the UK actually differ from daters in the US?