In the UK, girls are open with their parents about sex and dating. Girlfriend number three, who came from a conservative family, would often talk about the importance of transparency and honesty, but would lie to her parents about where she was staying, afraid of what they might think of her.I've never known a British girl unable to openly talk about who she is sleeping with.After all, as she put it, "dancers don't make a lot of money." I wasn't the guy that could spoon feed her, so it ended.
Which brings me to American girlfriend number five, who was paralyzed by her hoards of self-help books.
Over-analyzing American family dynamics is still something that remains a bit of a mystery to me.
They worry more about their appearance, political correctness and how others perceive them.
There is more emphasis on "keeping up appearances," especially on the West Coast where I have been living for the past six months.
They weren't all obsessed with fame and fortune, were they?