Recently, we came across an article from Buzzfeed called 24 Reasons You Should Stop Messing Around and Just Marry a Brit. Now, we know that these articles are designed to draw discussion – capitalising on existing stereotypes and packaging them into fun, easy-to-read lists.
Of course, there is no doubt that some people want to marry a Brit – but many others, like myself, just so happened to. It was never my intention to find a British husband, but on a trip to the UK – I met Chris, and (for lack of a better term) we hit it off. So, while I may be married to a Brit, I did not come with any pre-conceived expectations of what that meant.
Testing Buzzfeed’s Claims
That’s why, as a British & American couple, we wanted to test the claims (or stereotypes) made in the post. Were these things we had noticed in our relationship? Were they valid points, or unrealistic fantasies of British culture?
In this video we go through each of the 24 points and discuss whether we think they really are benefits of marrying a Brit, true outside of Britain or just plain wishful thinking.
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We did not look through the list prior to filming this vlog, so all reactions are genuine! From the attitude towards sporting events to traditions such as Guy Fawkes night, this is a whirlwind tour of British culture – separating fact from fiction.
If you’re in a relationship (or married to) a Brit – we’d love to hear from you. Did you agree with the points made in Buzzfeed’s list, or is the reality a little different? We know that everyone will have different experiences, and we’re curious about what those are.