Scottish dating culture

As an American, I think in my culture that it is generally expected that men will approach women if interested; however, I’ve never been one to follow the rules and neither are many of my friends.If I’m interested in a man, I will approach him (without provocation, what a lucky guy 😉 ) There are many cultures where “dating” seems to be less of a process and more of a proposal; if you’ve accepted and gone out on a date with someone, you’re in a relationship.This does not make any of these things any less memorable, amazing, sweet, or even romantic.

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Firstly, I won't question why it is a Scottish man in particular that you want to date because hey, I get it: you saw Gerard Butler in a film once and dug his accent and assume that all Scottish men are that rugged and handsome.

[: I saw Gerard Butler walking down Byres Road a couple weekends ago with this current-model girlfriend, and although my heart was a flutter at the idea of Gerard Butler, in reality it was a bit of a let down as he looked pretty hung-over].

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.

Often these lovely moments and memories of love and lust are tainted once you return to the real world (your home country or residence) and are still infatuated with or holding onto something or someone you met…

particularly if you find that staying in touch is difficult and/or unrealistic.

American men are often very forward (particularly when under the influence of drink) and, at times, a bit cocky.

It’s only to mask any anxiety they may have in approaching a woman.

There’s a lot of romance in travel, all the new places and people… I’ve come to realize that I may actually be addicted to the romance of travel… I’ve experienced a lot whilst abroad; this includes a lot about the world, cultures, and… I’ve dated, had flings, and even *dare I say* fallen in love, overseas.

Although my experiences are all my own (and I don’t claim that my experiences necessarily reflect those of others), I’ve found some overlap amongst my own experiences.

The chances your partner can read your mind are slim to none, so in the words of my kindergarten teacher Mrs.