America, in turn, has sent us hot dogs, Channing Tatum and, historically, some of their richest women to marry impecunious dukes and prop up estates.
Last summer, James Rothschild proposed to another pretty hotel scion, Nicky Hilton, while holidaying at Lake Como (not that James necessarily needs another fortune).
The British artist George H Lewis married a brainbox from New York called Elizabeth Macaulay, daughter of William E Macaulay, a private-equity kingpin with £21bn under management.
And then there's Gayden Metcalfe, a charming Southern belle whose family have been in the Mississippi Delta for generations; she married British businessman Eddie Oldham in 2012 in a huge ceremony in front of her white clapboard house with hundreds of friends - British and American - looking on. 'We're not so different from y'all,' Gayden drawls, sipping a coffee just off the Strand, where she works as a financial PR.
'Eddie loves duck hunting and stalking wild turkeys with my father.
If he can't pronounce Monty Python correctly, he shouldn't be allowed to repeat the 'Dead Parrot' sketch ad nauseum. When you've had a bad day, he will bring your Hershey's chocolate, and Hershey's chocolate – unlike amazing Cadburys – tastes like vomit. It will never not be funny when he calls trousers, 'pants', but he will never, ever see the humorous side.
Yeah, it's weird but it's super soft to sleep in and it smells of him (ahh). And he knows all the best places to stop on the way. His mother loves you already and she hasn't even met you.
Italian men are worse than women and the whole place winds up smelling like their cologne." "I am sorry, but guys at home in France are so annoyingly into themselves. OK, good to know." "American women are not 'easier' than other women, but I would say they are way more comfortable flirting and being sexual than a lot of women in Europe.
American men seem much more interested in getting to know you. I think there's a freshness about sex in America that makes it more fun to be with an American woman." "The best thing about dating my American girlfriend is her true New York spirit: the idea that she can do anything, anytime, and doesn’t have to apologize for putting herself first.
From decision making to helping with the day-to-day running of a household, he could be the perfect partner for any serious-minded person.
It has been said that English families are not as family oriented as other nationalities, however, an English man will be decisive about supporting his partner and family and will strongly defend his relationship.
And yep, in America that means a VERY different thing?