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As a Canadian dating in Scotland, I initially found it quite difficult as there isn't the same culture/ tradition of dating as there is in North America.
Most of the time I respond because they're just looking for advice/ perspective and as everyone knows, I have publicly lamented about dating in this country so I am more than happy to pass on what I have learned, if anything.
Nevertheless, I thought I should try and attempt to offer up my advice once and for all - albeit, at the risk of repeating myself.
However, asking a Scottish guy what they do for a living or where they live will immediately make you seem too forward.
In order to find out these details, you have to be a bit more patient and a touch subtle.
Sure, it might be all right for them to express anger or joy at a football match but aside from that, they don’t give much away.
If you’re after the strong and stoic type, you have to get used to this and not badger them into expressing their feelings.
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They don’t like questions In America, Canada and other European countries, it’s totally normal to strike up a conversation by asking someone direct questions.
Women ranked Scottish men a heart-warming nine for their romantic efforts, and an eight for their sense of humour and their generosity.
They also clinched the secret weapon of a sexy accent from their English rivals – ranking 7 and 6, respectively.
However, all is not lost for Englishmen, as their good looks earned them a 9, compared with a woeful 5 for Scots.