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Old 01-17-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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This maybe a generalization, but I am curious to see if you're experiences match what I can tell so far, based on the people I have known over the years.

Amongst North Americans (Americans + Canadians) if I were to boil down the major draw/pull of those particularly in their 20s/30s to different regions of Europe, I would categorize it as this:

UK/Britain: Major pull/draw of N. Americans are UNIVERSITIES and to some extent London for the sake of London. (UK have the universities compared to the rest of Europe that are more internationally known, as well as London having a bit of the draw that NYC has in North America. (ultimate culture and excitement)

versus:

Germany and lesser extent Scandinavia: Biggest draw here is business/industry/companies. Britain doesn't have quite the edge in the business and international corporation arena the way Germany and lesser extent Scandinavia does (smaller populations, but particularly Sweden?) But they are the leaders in Europe in business/industry.

versus:

Spain, Italy, and a lesser extent France and Switzerland: Here the biggest draw is the simple enjoyment of visiting living here, the romantic charm, scenery, here the draw is less about business or education. Although those in the arts careers: (performance, visual, maybe culinary) may move to these countries for opportunities.

I've leaving out eastern Europe because basically its kind of the "frontier" of Europe, even if not literally.

This is NOT a competition, or suggesting any clichés or stereotypes, this is more about does this match up with what you have seen as far as Americans moving to Europe.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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What about Ireland and especially Dublin. There are many American companies there because of the low corporate tax rate so I would expect there to be expats too.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well Ireland is the same as UK.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:26 PM
 
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The draw of the UK is that they speak English.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Finland
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This maybe a generalization...

... Germany and lesser extent Scandinavia: Biggest draw here is business/industry/companies.
A'ight.

What I know is that most folks come to Scandinavia fo luuuv. That's right, them US hustlers meet some blonde-ass hexing skirt from Sweden and all them ni**ers go crazy, man. Ya know what I'm sayin'? Then them Scandinavian broads is just like "well y'all come to Sweden, we got them benefits and all the opportunities is there for the taking, man". And ya know, them Swedes are weak, man. Sheeeit, they fu**ing crap their pants when some of them boys come down the corner... An' that's not everything, they go crying for the 5-0! Sheeeit, ya know, them Scandinavian blue-eyed-ass bit**es is there for the takin', man! Feel me?
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I've been in the UK nearly 14 years and have met dozens of American expats online or in person. 98% are female and met British men online and married them. Some were here as students.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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Well Ireland is the same as UK.
It is?
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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A'ight.

What I know is that most folks come to Scandinavia fo luuuv. That's right, them US hustlers meet some blonde-ass hexing skirt from Sweden and all them ni**ers go crazy, man. Ya know what I'm sayin'? Then them Scandinavian broads is just like "well y'all come to Sweden, we got them benefits and all the opportunities is there for the taking, man". And ya know, them Swedes are weak, man. Sheeeit, they fu**ing crap their pants when some of them boys come down the corner... An' that's not everything, they go crying for the 5-0! Sheeeit, ya know, them Scandinavian blue-eyed-ass bit**es is there for the takin', man! Feel me?
this.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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It is?
Yes, at least for United States citizens.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I've been in the UK nearly 14 years and have met dozens of American expats online or in person. 98% are female and met British men online and married them. Some were here as students.
Yeah, that seems quite normal - American women marrying British men and moving here.
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