Dating survival guide
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.
What can I say, they like rigid social codes over here.
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?
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.The same can be said about asking someone if they're single/ married.Sure, you may be used to being directly asked this by a dude in Canada but over here? You see, here in the UK/ Scotland, there is a lot more happening than what would appear on the surface.For example, in a busy bar, rather than a barman/woman openly asking who is next (although sometimes they do), there is a subtle social interaction taking place.Without uttering any words, the server will know who is to be served next, just by making eye contact with thirsty patrons at the bar.
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I said it before and let me elaborate more: Scottish people don't have the dating culture that we do in North America; they don't even like to say the word, "date".