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.
If that’s a stereotype, I hope it’s one they’re happy to bear.
She despises Australian after a bad break-up with her last proper boyfriend and swears off Ozzy dudes forever.
She doesn’t like American because they’re too forward.
Expect to be called mushy nicknames like "dear," "duckie," "sweetie" and other pet names that might offend you if an American guy called you these same cheesy names.
In British dating, this is a normal sign of affection.