Everyone seems to celebrate Independence Day, these days.
The American men I've dated were (coincidentally) all from DC.
And overall, I found them swaggering, careerist, and utterly terrified of commitment.
This undoubtedly says more about the type of men I go for than it does about North American blokes as a whole.
But I cannot tell you how often I hear the same from British women.
Hollywood would have us believe that they are romantic, misunderstood and - even if we leave them for another man - likely to move to Tennessee and build us a house on a lake with blue shutters and await our return.
But how do daters in the UK actually differ from daters in the US?
Global data from online dating site has identified some of the major contradictions.
Some are subtle, like how women in the US are half an inch taller on average, but others are more significant.
We British may pride ourselves on our GSOH, but men in the US claim to care more about a sense of humour (50% of AYI users calling it "very important", versus 33% in the UK).