What do Americans think of British accents?

Mudassir Ali
Mar 11, 2020 03:44 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Mar 11, 2020 03:44 PM

An accent is merely an interesting point of conversation for about ten seconds. I’m sure they find it as interesting as we find theirs.

I find it amusing that so many people seem to think “having an accent” casts a magic spell that makes them irresistible to the opposite sex.

It works both ways as well, speaking as a Brit living in California, I have lost count of the amount of men who have said to me “Hey if I go to the UK will the chicks love my accent?” Amusingly, (and somewhat insultingly!) I have also met at least 10 people who, when introduced to my American wife, say “Oh did you go out with him because of his accent?” She likes to joke and say “Oh yes, I found him dull and physically repulsive, but the way he pronounces things….”

The mating game is probably 75% how you look, 24.99% what you say, and about 00.01% how you happen to say it.

Certainly looks and confidence are the most important things from a chance meeting, all you have to go off is what someone looks like. If you meet a really attractive girl or guy, do you care what accent they have?

Conversely, if a girls says “Oh I love an Irish accent” and a morbidly obese Irish bloke with teeth like those found on a string around a witch-doctors neck, drunkenly staggers over to her table at 2am in a nightclub and says “flash us ya tits luv!” its unlikely she will say “You had me at show, you smooth talking bastard.”

An accent is merely an ice breaker. Plenty of times girls have initiated a conversation with me by mentioning it, and that often leads towards lengthy conversations, but you still have all the hard work to do at this point, how you look and what you say are the two big things you need to worry about.

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