Or at least pretend to, depending on the spider species.WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, I thought all Australian guys had sun-kissed skin, blonde hair, crystal blue eyes, and lived their lives on their surfboards. It seemed like blasphemy, but such is the case when you grow up with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches right at your doorstep every day. I remember pleading for a gradual re-introduction to red meat before I moved to Australia, and I soon learned that I’d have no choice but to love it. There’s no whining or whinging when you’re camping out in the bush or when you don’t want to watch The Footy Show after just watching hours of the actual footy game. But when you’re dating an Australian, you’ll learn to nod when he tells you some really (I mean like really) obscure score, and you’ll learn to live with this never-ending game. Life stops for such events, and you’d better hope Australia (and in the case of State of Origin, your preferred team) wins, otherwise your boyfriend will be one unhappy sports fan. You can only hope that you receive half of the loyalty back from them as they provide to their teams. You originally think the Crocodile Dundee-accent, blurting out “G’day Mate!” is going to come out of their mouths when they say they are Australian. When they speak, this hot, smooth, sexy Australian accent with no hint of “Crikey” comes out. They just add a “z” or “o” or shorten the last name and call it a day.They are adventurous, they are explorers, they are risk takers, and they have an immense wanderlust of the world — it’s absolutely infectious. Which also means you must go for the same team they do, or there is potential breakup that can happen.And then I found myself dating an Australian who, for the most part, really couldn’t be fussed going to the beach. Each summer I’d be up and ready for the beach, swimmers on and sunblock spread thoroughly (re: not wearing enough for Australian sun), and he’d want to go the mall or to the hardware store. Not only did I learn that not all Australians live their lives at the beach or surfing, but they also don’t use the word “shrimp”…which ruins every American attempt at pretending to be an Australian by saying, “Throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate! Australians love their steak, their snags, their rissoles, their lamb, their meat pies — the list goes on.
You will never know the real name of an Australian, but it somehow keeps life exciting. " For all the non Aussies reading this, did anyone understand that? He wore his thongs to climb to the Great Wall of China, on the beaches of Indonesia, motorbiking and even to sporting matches. 2 hours and an attempt to read Chinese mapquest later, no satisfaction. Apparently they don't have time to speak in full worded sentences "Meet me for a bevi this arvo? He wears thongs He wears thongs confidently and doesn't care who's watching! Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. They travel every opportunity they have, they take advantage of the world, and Aussies are usually found anywhere but Australia. They are proud, they are loud they will stick up for their men, and they are not afraid to show which team has their full loyalty.