Fortunately, our sexually incompetent reputation isn't borne out by the facts, which suggest that we manage to copulate and reproduce just like the rest of the world.
But stereotypes don't come out of thin air — so why do we have such an unsexy reputation?
I went straight from my doctor’s surgery in Shepherd’s Bush to a media reception at Buckingham Palace where I was ushered up the stairs into a large drawing room hung with Old Masters and rammed with journalists sucking back free champagne, trying to look blasé.
The courtiers gently herded us all into a queue, prised flute glasses from sticky fingers and prodded us one by one into the adjoining room.
Reluctance to display emotion in the face of extreme misfortune or extreme good fortune is the first key element of British cool (or coldness).
To some, this quality could be more than just an annoying charm.
I have had several long term relationships and, if one were to judge the number of contacts made and dates gone on, then I've been rather "successful" with the internet dating.
I am an American that has lived and worked in London for just over four years as a literary agent.
But rather than some random dates, she hasn’t had secured any Brits yet.The notion that the English don't have much sex, or have a laughably low sex-drive, is widely accepted as fact — particularly abroad.According to the popular stereotype, we are passionless, reserved and often sexually naïve.I guess maybe, despite her own pushy characters, in between Mr.Darcy with his sexy accents and Hugh Grant with his killer smile, there are other qualities in British men that, probably after spending a couple months with him, would not be amusing anymore.: politeness, failure to speak out, and not demonstrating their feelings. That is the question that social anthropologist Kate Fox set out to answer in her book Watching The English. On Saturday, she explained why your choice of marmalade reveals your true social class.