So to sum up, my advice is avoid arrogant men and when you go on a date, don't have very high expectations and be relaxed -treat it more like two mates going out for a drink.If you like someone, make sure he knows it -Britain is not the place to try out THE RULES.
They get even more confusing when you add in the local slang and strange swear words!
Even though you may not understand your date, you will still love listening to him speak.
I completely disagree with the idea that suggesting a second date would seem 'too forward' I suspect it may often be the only way to get anywhere.
The absence of a 'spark' that you mentioned could be because they interpret your behaviour as cool or uptight (how's that for reversing stereotypes? Also, because 'dating' is not part of British culture, a lot of men view dates as a one-off interview and if by the end of it they don't think they will fall in love you, or sleep with you they don't see any point in asking you out again.
Before that, hardly anyone went on dates, or if they did, it was just the one date, which changed a relationship from a friendship to a romantic one.
British people like to pretend they are 'just friends' until the relationship becomes physical so even if they arrange to go out together alone, they don't call it a date -that would be too risky -you'd be telling someone you're interested in them before you know whether they like you back.
The cockney accent will make you feel weak at the knees!
In Britain the weather is normally cloudy with grey skies, but despite that the weather is always a popular subject in the UK.
It is common knowledge that British men are dateable.
They have amazing accents, and they are charming and polite.
But the trend seems to be that I will let a few days go by, then drop a text or email thanking him for the date - I won't suggest another date myself, as I have been told that is too forward for British men - only to be told "I didn't feel that spark" or something similar. I'm not a supermodel, but I'm also fairly attractive.