My Scottish friend, Tim, confirmed what I have known for some time now: that Scottish people don't date.
Or rather, they don't ‘date’ in the way that you and I (fellow Torontonians and people of the world at large) may be familiar with.
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.
Nevertheless, I thought I should try and attempt to offer up my advice once and for all - albeit, at the risk of repeating myself.