You’ve met the man of your dreams. He is tall, blue-eyed, blonde (that was my case anyway). You two get along really well and one day, bang, he proposes. You two decide to get married but before you say ‘I do’, there is one massive fact to consider: the marriage visa. Well, that is if you are a foreigner from outside the EU marrying a British national anyway.
For all of you who thought the year is about to end and so are your hopes to find the men/ women of your dreams, this post is for you. Why? Because of Christmas work parties of course! Trust me, it worked for me and another Brazilian friend of mine. I am going to give you 5 tips on how not to sleep with your boss after Christmas party and still have him for life!
English people usually rely on a drink or two to loosen up a bit. If you are “The Foreigner” from your company and interested in somebody from there, this might be your chance to get that shy English person who probably totally fancies you but doesn’t have the guts to approach you.
A friend of mine told her colleague that she was interested in a particular guy from the office. This colleague told the guy about her and they started making eye contact and smiling in the office beforehand but only properly met at the office party. Apparently they both made a move (which is very rare as usually the English person just won’t make the first step). They are now married and with a beautiful baby.
Me on the other hand, had felt a few times the “shivers” from within after “my boss” approached me in the office. No, I wasn’t scared, I was actually interested in him (and his smell, which was really delicious). Nevertheless, I never really contemplated having anything with him because he was “The Boss”. Also, I have always thought that dating somebody from the office was very boring because you see each other every day and talk about the same stuff… Well, that is what I thought until the Christmas party took place anyway.
Through my own experience, I am going to give you a tip of how to get (and hopefully develop a relationship) with that cute colleague from the office:
I’m alien, I’m a legal alien, I’m a Brazilian woman in London… 😛 Hello everyone! This post is more than overdue especially with the latest events that have occurred in the UK and how they made me feel about being a foreigner in this country. That is why I am stealing Sting song and added my own words as I realised that it has been almost 10 years since the first time I came into the country for the first time! I have learned to love and respect England and its people even more than I already do. Do want to know why? I will give you three reasons why I think it is a favourable moment to be a foreigner in England.