Dating a foreigner
Usually when you learn language and travel you surround yourself with people from other countries and your group of friends are from all over the world. In the best case scenario you both know some common language (like English) even if you have different mother tongues.Falling in love with someone from a foreign country may be a dream come true, but there are some challenges to face (and overcome! If you don’t, communication can be tough, but love is a language on its own so somehow you manage.As referenced in the piece above, one of the most common reasons you’ll hear for why foreign men are so attractive is that they’ve got those “hot” accents.That makes sense, in a way; would Hugh Grant have become Hugh Grant if he spoke like Anderson Cooper?In reality, though, the attractiveness of an accent probably has little to nothing to do with the way that it sounds, and everything to do with unexamined assumptions Americans often make.
Unfortunately for American men, this stereotype turns out to be true often enough. Mainstream magazines and websites are full of articles, geared toward American women, that detail the finer points of dating foreign men.
Maybe that helps to explain why the British accent was recently named the “sexiest” in the world, at least when men use it.