Look, we'll probably never even come close to what our Scottish cousins can partake in, booze wise, but you might as well start trying: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? In Canada, we usually go to other people's houses to get shit-faced but over here, people go to a pub in order to pay twice as much to shout over loud music.
The one thing, however, that you won't get at a lot of Canadian house parties is one thing that the Brits/ Scots excel at: playful banter.
However, I still think there is some hang over from the "olden times" when it was generally encouraged for men to be the "strong and stoic" type.
Clearly I don't approve of such encouragement because I think it's important to remember that men are a lot more complicated and dare I say it, delicate than we let them be.
So, if you happen to find a Scottish lad who you like and you think may like you, I would say this: HANG IN THERE, GIRL. The thing to remember about guys - Canadian, American, Scottish or otherwise - is that they tend to Look, I don't make the rules, just the observations, ok?
But in my experience, there seems to be a more old-fashioned approach to how men are perceived and portrayed in the UK than in Canada.
Please note, however, that I am approaching the dangerous and controversial territory of dating in Scotland, from a North American perspective, and you may run the risk of being misinterpreted as "too forth right".Obviously if you're a patron at a busy pub in the UK, you can't wave your hands or make a point of being FORTH RIGHT and saying that you're next; SORRY, that's just the rules, Yanks.What can I say, they like rigid social codes over here.I get a surprising amount of emails from women - mainly American and Canadian - about dating Scottish men: e.g. North American dude; what does it mean when a Scottish guy asks them out for a drink with all his friends and so on and so forth.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.For example, it's not really polite to directly ask someone what they do for a living.