To stand a chance of snagging a date with Emma Watson, chaps, don't wear flip-flops. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres airing today, the Harry Potter star gave the lowdown on her personal turn-offs and what British men could learn from Americans in the ways of love.
It seems to come down to a familiar divide. Brits are lovable-but-meek, Americans loud-but-often-badly-dressed.
In the interview Watson said: "[Brits] are very restrained. Usually in the whole courting situation, I‘m used to being first of all, ignored for the first two months of the ritual. And then maybe they'll acknowledge my presence. Then, they'll probably be a little mean to me. And then, maybe we'll, you know...whatever."
"Then I arrive in America," she went on, "and I remember a few nights into Brown [University], this guy just being like, 'I like you. You're great. Let's go on a date. Let's do it.' I'm like, 'I'm sorry, what just happened?' This is like a huge culture shock for me. They're very like open and very straight-forward—but they wear flip-flops and I don't know if I like that."
It's unlikely even the least flip-floppiest Brit in the country stands a chance at the moment, however, as Watson's currently dating Will Adamowicz (a Brit), who she met in Oxford.