How to fall in love with an English man – part 2

Posted on November 28, 2008 by pacificyorkshirebird

avt_kapyork_large115LWBB!  Before I found myself in a loving and committed relationship with Mr. Charismatic I had a tradition of giving nicknames to the men in my romantic life.  Immediatly preceding Mr. Charismatic were The Logger, The Kicker, Coincidence Design Boy, oh and Marathon John.  :)   LWBB (Lost Wallet Brit Boy, now known as Mr. Charismatic) was named the night I drove him and 2 friends home from the expensive nightclub where I had earlier refused to go.   For those of you who are worried about the extremely bad choice I made to take 3 drunk strangers home in my car, take comfort that I had a lovely lady friend following me in her car.

So, any respectable American night out ends in a trip to Taco Bell and this night was no different.  Several minutes later I was having a goodbyeIloveyoualreadypleaselovemebackfortherestofmylife snog and then made my way home.  Just hours later I was awake again heading to work (by the way this was 1.5 hours away in the car and is why I had intended to have an early night, but was out the window when the pivotal moment happened).  I was already running late when I discovered that not one, but two wallets were left in the back seat of my car!  Those sneaky boys, I thought!  Secretly though I was so happy because I had a reason to see the gorgeous man again.  So, with email address memorized already I arrived at work, announced to my coworker that I’d fallen in love the night before, and sent the email to let him know that I was working out of town but would return that evening.  That email was the first of many accusations of the planted wallets in order to meet up again.  He denies it still today.  “It wasn’t even my wallet.  Why would my friends do that with their valuables?”  “Umm, maybe to meet my friends?”

Anyways, we met up that night (after he explained that by “half eight” he meant eight-thirty) to return the wallets but also to get to know each other a little better.  He gave me a t-shirt from the company that he was working for and I wore flipflops (he’d made a drunken confession the night before that he thinks toes are cute).  I knew that night that he was special.  Somewhere in storage in America is a picture of the two of us that evening.  I must dig it out someday.

A few weeks later he was back in the area (they traveled around to different soccer camps all summer) and we had one more lovely evening with friends and a few more sparks between us, and a brief few minutes where he met my mom… and then he got on a plane back to England.    He sent emails full of terms of endearment and romantic ideas and feelings of missing me.  No American man had ever been so open and emotional before.  It was wonderful but miserable all at the same time!  Would he ever come back?  Was he seeing anyone else?  Should I be seeing someone else?  Was I silly to entertain the idea that we could be together???

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  2. Megan November 18, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Just a very random question .. was the company he worked for called Challenger Sports?
    I met my boyfriend Andrew (of London) through Challenger. I live in America, and he still lives in London. We have been together for more than two years now.

  3. yankeebean June 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Cris

    I don’t want to tell you what to do, because I can’t possibly know what happening in your heart and head. I do think that’s important to be on the same page before making any major descisions or life changes.

    For example, me and Mr. Nice Guy knew and had talked about being together forever before we started thinking about living in the same country – just because it’s a big sacrifice to make and there’s lot at stake if things didn’t work out.

    I hope it works out for you!

  4. cris June 25, 2009 at 9:56 am

    do i need to continue our relationship????

  5. cris June 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    hi guy’z, I fall with an englishman also, we already 1year something. hes nice, he has a plan to get me here on this coming month of july, but now i saw him hes seeking another woman, bcoz i saw hes YM online and hes webcam is on. so what should i do. i love him so much, i give up my study bcoz of him bcoz he doesn’t know i am going to school. i don’t know exsactly what hes point and what our level. she sending me a long email, he arranged to make chat with me, he sent me money,, but i dont know if he love me, and he’s serious with me.. guy’s give me some advice?????

  6. Heather April 27, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I love this blog! But tell us the differences between dating a british man and an american man. I’m moving to the uk next year for my job and I need the dirt on what to expect. lol

  7. shonna January 5, 2009 at 12:45 am

    i reading your story i am falling for a englishman myself.he careing wonderfully and full of fun. but i so dont understand them myself. i met him on a dating web site , and we talk almost everyday.but some doesnt feel right.i think i am more in to him then he is in to me . i just happy that were friend and not read to much in to it. much love and wish me luck

  8. Mary Beth November 30, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    love your writing style…

    i need some advice on how make an english man fall in love w/ an american girl…i don’t do short skirts.

  9. yankeebean November 30, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I love this story!! I know what you mean about not ever meeting an American man that’s been so open and caring. Best EVER…

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  11. pacificyorkshirebird November 28, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hi – Thanks for reading. Iota – sorry about the confusion with the acronym. I forgot that not everyone would have been following from Part 1 which was sort of a teaser for the LWBB story. :)

    Diana – Glad you liked the post and I know how you feel honey! Most of us have all been heart broken at one point or another, and it is really hard. I have never met anyone on the internet but I do know what you mean about it being a great way to get to now someone. Mr. Charismatic and I enchanged emails for months! I’ll explain what happened later in a future post.

    Remember you are a wonderful, strong woman and no man will change that, and no man will make you happy. You have to figure out how to do that for yourself. But as a friend told me before I met Mr. Charismatic… “There are over 3 billion men in this world. Why be sad about one or two when there are so many better choices out there?”

  12. Iota November 28, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I’m glad you explained LWBB. I googled it (I often have to google acronyms), and the only suggestion it came up with was Lake Wobegone Brass Band. I read on, to see how on earth that was going to be part of the story.

  13. Diana November 28, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    hi! I liked your post!!!, and you are right… the english men could be very charming, but let me tell you my story. I “think” that I fall in love with one… via facebook… I meet him five o four months ago and with his messages by internet, romantic posters and your comments on my facebook and my blog… I started to care about him more than normal… was so much that I called him from here (Colombia) and I thought in take a trip to Cuba (he will be there in march) to get meet each other in person… but a few days ago… I saw in his facebook, some comments from a girl, too similar that I made and I ask him who was she? and he confirm my suspects…. they’re dating…. I feel my heart broke… but in spite of that I face him (of course by e-mail hehehe) and I told him all my feelings, but he said that he doesn’t have intentions with me differents to a friendship… if I live there (Norwich, England) he would consider a relationship with me…. so, my dear, I feel completely sad…

    Respect to your blog, can tell you that is difficult have a relationship since far…. I say because of my situation but the difference is that you get know each other, even a single night or two… he still in touch with you?…

    Tell me… :D

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