Basic Facts – England

Everything you need to know about health, romance, women’s rights and safety in England.


Health

Feminine Hygienic Products

The supermarkets (like Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose) as well as the main drugstores (Superdrug and Boots) located all over London are well stocked with feminine needs.

Birth Control

Drugstores (Boots, Superdrug) all over London.


Romance

Dating Locals

Don’t go to pubs by yourself. Talking to men in pubs or clubs usually makes the statement that you are looking to become romantic. Americans can be very touchy and engaging, which can sometimes be misconstrued by less-social/extroverted Brits as flirting or romantic interest.

Types of Men

Several types: Love soccer, love going to pubs, like to complain, make political and dry humored jokes, will pick on you if they like you, like to start debates.


Women's Rights

Women’s Rights

England could be seen as very egalitarian.

Local Women

It’s considered okay for American women to be more outgoing and flirty. They may also be seen as less educated or wealthy. Kokes about eating fast food or not being athletic often come up. Many Brits consider Americans to be looser, but also more attractive than British women.

Women-Specific Environments

Women are not recommended to go to pubs or a soccer-screenings by themselves at night. These arenas are very concentrated with males and any women present can be seen as looking to meet guys.

Perception of American Women

American women are seens as unathletic, uneducated, and overweight. American women are expected to love movies, reality tv, hip hop music, to be unaware of global politics, to think America is the greatest country in the world, and to be flirtatious, smiley, and outgoing.


Safety

Transportation

Don’t sit on the upper level of the double decker buses at night.

Clothing

Anything goes. But stay away from “Pro-America” t-shirts/conversation tees.

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