In my time in London I have realised a few things about the male species in these two countries. Most people would say that men are men (seeing as they all come from Mars), but that is not my social experience has shown. The Maltese and British men come from two distinct species, or at the very least two different subspecies.
Why do I say that? Well…they don’t act the same for starters when compared between the two groups, but agree quite strongly when compared within the groups (have not done any statistics, but I am sure had I to carry some kind of t-test the significance would be as I stated here ;)).
The main difference which is glaringly obvious to me?
A Maltese man will come and help a woman he sees struggling with something, be it something hard to open, or a heavy load to carry, and everything in between.
A British guy? Even if you’re dying crushed under a huge weight, the probability of them nudging themselves to come to help is very slim…better off calling a girl for help than a guy.
On the other hand, a British guy will definitely buy you a drink at a bar. I don’t think I have bought one drink since I’ve been in the UK (unless going out with Maltese guys), especially if I am going somewhere I don’t know anyone (such as Meetups). I was taken aback the first time it happened, but after comparing notes with other foreigners in the UK it seems that Yeps! that’s the way it is done here!
Maltese guys? You don’t have the money? Fine! Don’t drink! Drinks are split between everyone and you’re not getting out of it just cos you’re a girl!
So it seems like in Malta we have financial equality while in the UK we have physical equality…not sure which is best
But you’re probably saying…but what about Danish boys?
Well…I don’t have much experience there…one boy is not really a representative sample is it? (All those statistics I learned and used are coming into use now…they were not useless ;)).
One thing I can say though? Danish guys don’t seem to find anything wrong with going to a wedding in a black suit, white shirt, and black tie…wait a second though! Neither do Danish girls! Only one girl agreed with me there that that was not right! So maybe it is a cultural thing – what do you think about that dress code for a wedding?