At the very minimum, speak with an English accent. Americans automatically like people with an English accent. I know this is hard to do, especially for those of the Asian persuasion, but practice makes perfect. ;)
@Cruzaders - Disregard everything Jolie told you. What she/he? wrote is right out of the Reich wing blather book. I feel quite safe in assuring you that if you're even somewhat presentable and clean you'll have no problems with American women. American women fall all over themselves when they hear a French accent. As an American man I can tell you that I find few things as pleasing as an attractive woman speaking with a French accent. Just stay out of the South, avoid hillbillies and or any areas where you see rusted wheeless and windowless cars parked in front of falling down shacks and you'll be fine.
Americans think that the French rarely bathe and so they are known as "the stinking French." Americans also think that the French flag is a white flag 'cause they might as well surrender since they haven't won any wars lately. They basically see the French as cowards, especially when they say stuff like, "I'm a lover not a fighter." Also, they see the French as extremely liberal and that kinda of crap doesn't play well on this site. Finally, they see the French as funny and/or blundering idiots (i.e., inspector Clouseau).
American women like tall, dark and handsome. They like the English accent because it reminds them of the British Royals and they want to be princesses. One way to become a princes is to marry a prince. They also like men who wear bathing trunks, not banana hammocks. I mean, can you think of any famous French man who is considered a heart-throb in America? ;)
Being from London, this debate is hilarious. By 'English accent' I assume you mean the white middle/upper-class harry-potter-esque accent depicted in films and stereotyped in america as 'British' (but certainly exist and are quite common). However in reality that accent is probably only owned by 15% of the population, but just happen to be densely populated in successful actors and politicians (probably due to higher standard of education they receive). A common form of accent, especially in London, is Jamaican Patois which definitely invites racism/prejudices due to the African and Caribbean influences. Example attached.
I was once surrounded by a group of black kids, called over 40 names within the span of 3 minutes (half of them racist, half of them general insults) and then I had rocks thrown at me and I had to hit a few of them with a nearby trash can lid and use it as a shield to get out of there.
I have a question for you about DNA tests. I've had two different tests done. The first one was a Y-DNA test through FTDNA to verify that I was the descendant of a specific individual colonial American. The second was through Ancestry.com which was just to find which countries my ancestors came from which wasn't specific as to race, just region. Which test did you use to find out your ethnic origin and were you pleased with it and would you recommend it? I'm like a lot of Americans and I suspect (or maybe just want to believe) that I have native American ancestry but I don't know for sure. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the Ancestry.com experience.
It was a plain vanilla $49 myheritage.com. test. I was expecting the test to reveal geographical locations too, and I was as surprised at the result as my friend nom was. But, there it was in black and white. I’m 97% Ashkenazi Jewish - the other 3% being Balken and Nigerian.
Thanks, I'm off to check out the myheritage.com test. The results I got from Ancestry.com just don't make sense to me. I have photo's of my dad's family and he had aunts and uncles who looked like they could of just stepped out of a tepe yet Ancestry tells me I have no native American ancestry. I have the same thing going on with my mothers side. So I'm willing to try the myheritage test just to either dispute or verify the Ancestry test. One surprising thing about native American ancestry is that a very large percentage of native Americans have European ancestry so that can be confounding. It seems that many of the original inhabitants of North America who walked over the land bridge had European ancestry.
I find your Nigerian results interesting. Have you ever looked at a DNA migration map? Everyone traces their DNA back to Africa.
"Albert Einstein and all other Ashkenazi Jews can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived during the Middle Ages, a new study finds."
Interesting stuff! Einstein? Not too shabby!
If there were only 330 Ashkenazi Jews in the middle ages your odds of being related to Einstein have to be very good. That's truly very interesting stuff. I do genealogy and no doubt, getting Albert Einstein into a family tree would be considered a major coup for any genealogist.
If you're interested in genealogy and how to get started send me a message.