I don't disagree with you mostly but blokes do tend to chat up women when they are on holiday <Italians and Greeks especially lol> and it's just a bit of harmless flirting most of the time.
If it's friendly, there's no harm in it and some women would be flattered I think. So, I don't really see the harm in the poster asking his question.
I've been chatted up in a supermarket several times and I don't see the person/s as weirdo's......in fact wasn't there a thing on tv about some of the supermarkets trying out a singles night .......
(Holiday is fine :) )
Ive had a few not so pleasant experiences of late, maybe this has tainted my view, saying that there is a particularly nice chap that gets on the tram who keeps smiling at me :)
Yes, British girls are very polite, particularly in normal social situations. But I also like British girls because they are very straight forward and if they aren't feeling comfortable they will tell you to go away without hesitation, in a polite way.
However, when I talk to Britsh girls, they can't resist my friendly and soft Latino approach, with a nice smile and sexy Spanish accent (I have been told!). And in many occasions, the girls are the ones asking for my mobile number to get in touch so they can practice their Spanish! Of course, I don't approach all girls in the street, only those who look professional or University educated as they are more open minded about talking to a nice stranger and kissing good bye on both cheeks.
This is a wind up :)