The more I have thought about it the more I am more certain that appearances are often just that. No-one is ever quite what they appear, even if they're sure that they are.
Obviously I'm only basing this on the people I have known and met, and partly on what I have supposed of them based on some observation. I try to always think the best of people, at least until they prove me wrong. I seem to be wandering off my point a little here.
What I was trying to get to is that, on the whole, English men are predominately submissive in private. I know what you're thinking! You're thinking I'm talking about myself. But look at my profile text and you'll see I know myself to be adaptable. I am both dominant and submissive, both sides of the same coin by turn. Flip the coin and see where it lands. But I have noticed, and been told (by their other halves usually) that the more macho my male associates the more they are dominated away from view.
I have a rather wide spread, geograhpically and socially, of friends. The pattern seems set for all of them. So I feel I need an even wider sample to see if I am correct. Comment if you can. Thanks.