Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Evidently this blog is the number one return when people google, "date Scottish men".
I'm not sure which is stranger: the fact that people are looking to specifically date men by nationality or that they're taking to the internet to find dating advice when it comes to Scottish men.
Do you want to know what it's like to date Scottish men? I'll tell you: it's like dating any other kind of Western dude! Except that some Scottish dudes are obsessed with soccer and have weird accents.
In pop culture, Scottish men are often portrayed as kilt-wearing, haggis-eating, rugged and tough penny-pinching drunks. Alas, dear readers, most of these are not true. Scottish men usually only wear kilts to weddings and formal functions and they eat haggis about once a year. Whether or not they're "rugged" and "tough" is objective. As well, I'm not sure what being "rugged" and "tough" entails (hairy beards and street fighting?) but what I think women really mean by "rugged" and "tough" is actually confidence.
What I can confirm, after living in Glasgow for almost three years and dating a weegie for almost two, is that a lot of Glaswegian men:
(a) like to drink
(b) are temperamental (even more so than me)
(c) obsessed with football (so much so that their team losing a match can ruin their day)
(d) have hot accents (even after two years, I sometimes am at a loss as to what my boyfriend is saying)
(e) create a facade of confidence (although some may well be genuinely confident, which kinda makes them a wanker)
Obviously the above list does not apply to all Glaswegian men and certainly not Scottish men in general. I think the West of Scotland is unique onto itself and the "macho" stereotype of it is still pervasive to this day unfortunately.
So, if the above list appeals to you, by all means I suggest dating a nice working class weegie - but just remember to never ever dare schedule something on an old firm day.