The stars of Gossip Girl – Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford – say that being on one of TV’s hottest shows doesn’t help the dating scene. “I’m new to American dating,” says Westwick, 22. “Back home in England, a night out at a pub is great. Now I’ve graduated to the dinner stage and the whole conversation thing. I’d rather grab a drink, be around music, with other people’s friends around as well. It takes the pressure off.”
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