American Dating and Mating
But, I'll throw out the following out for discussion's sake. Although I probably don't need to mention this to my more discerning readers, please note the obvious tone of cheekiness.
American guy says: Can I buy you a drink?
American guy means: How many cocktails is it gonna take before you'll go home with me?
American girl hears: Can I buy you a drink? Great, free alcohol.
Swedish girl hears: Now you have to sit here and talk to me for the rest of the night. And by the way, are you a member of the Swedish Bikini Team?
Swedish guy says: silence¤¤
¤¤ either because a) the drinks are so expensive he can't even afford to buy one for himself, and hence why he came to the bar already plastered from the pre-party; or because b) we live in an age of equality, damn it, and he doesn't see why she shouldn't be the one buying him a drink.