Dating a french person
Call it unromantic if you must, but it’s big and it’s wonderful and real: If you date a Brit, fall in love, and marry one, you get yourself some free, high-quality healthcare.
But it’s a thorny issue - and one that must be tackled, as more and more of us turn to the online dating.
I know this is terribly cliché, but it is also the straightforward truth. Many of the liberals – or the Labor Party as they’re called over here – believe the institution is ridiculous. He finds this offensive, and it has become a regular part of my day, being told I ought to expand my taste. He feels I owe it to both myself and to him to invest time and affection in shows like “Peep Show,” “The IT Crowd,” and “Her and Him.” So I’m trying.
My experience with the Brits has revealed polarizing reactions to the monarchy. “You only like American TV.” It is true that, as Americans, we don’t grow up watching much British TV. What this means, at least for me and my boyfriend, is that he has a real taste for the American sitcom, but I lack a taste for the British.
It isn’t, as the saying goes, “All good.” THE CONS: 1. Frankly, the issue is not the brushing, it’s the flossing. I’ve purchased all manner of floss for the gentleman – un-waxed and waxed, cinnamon, mint and neutral; also, there’s a wide variety of contraptions in which dental floss is sold these days, and I’ve tried each one of these as well – and none of it takes. Were he here now he’d say, “Listen: If we have a kid, and that kid saw the reigning monarch on TV or on a stamp or a coin or whatever, and that kid says, ‘Who’s that? Did you know that a large portion of the English use the word “tea” to mean both “tea,” as we know it, but also “tea” means “dinner?
My boyfriend’s dental hygiene is what it ought to be. My boyfriend, it bears mention, is a left-leaning Labor party member, and so he too finds it all offensive, problematic, ridiculous. My logic works like this: “But we love Seinfeld and reruns of Roseanne.