England dating customs

We would all, at some point, be living alone in flat with a living room.

And, unless we fell into the feckless ‘Carrie’ category, we would probably own that flat. According to the Office for National Statistics in 2014 only 28% of households in the country contained just one person.

Americans are bolder beasts and think nothing of meeting for a romantic midday coffee or an afternoon stroll in a scenic graveyard, which is how one of my expat friends spent her first date with her current American squeeze.

The show, when it finished, saw the lives of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte neatly tied up with the sort of happy ending that you don’t always get in life.

The first signs of a difference in courting rituals between my home country of the UK and Turkey were evident on my first holiday.

We had signed up for a rough and tumble Jeep safari around the mountains of Marmaris.

Growing up in the UK, the dating scene was not an ordeal.

We no longer needed the approval of our dads and the days of being chaperoned while on a date were firmly rooted in the history books.

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