All the information below is provided by Pink Pangea community members based on their experiences abroad. Add your voice!
Feminine Hygienic Products
Monika says: 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.
Monika says: Drugstores (Boots, Superdrug) all over London.
Monika says: 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
Monika says: 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.
Monika says: England could be seen as very egalitarian.
Monika says: 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.
Monika says: 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
Monika says: American women are seen as nonathletic, 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.
Monika says: Don’t sit on the upper level of the double decker buses at night.
Monika says: Anything goes. But stay away from “Pro-America” t-shirts/conversation tees.