Wednesday, December 31, 2008

DATE SCOTTISH MEN!

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.

20 comments:

Melaina25 said...

I married a Scottish man. When I met him he was sidled up to a bar wearing a Barcelona strip and gold Elvis glasses.

I think I enjoy that my Scot is def. a guys guy and obsessed with all things sports, but has just a pinch of EuroTrash which means he can clean up nice without being overly metrosexual.

But yes, do not cross him during an Old Firm game....

Jennifer said...

Ohmygod. That is SO funny! Touch of Eurotrash! Ha. I would agree with that actually (with regards to my weegie bf).

My bf is totally butch and into the football and yet, has a lot of Clinque stuff....

Loth said...

I am married to one of those rare creatures: a Scottish man who can't stand football. At family functions involving my more traditional family, he always ends up in the kitchen, chatting to the women, because he has no opinions to offer on whether Rangers are keech this year, which is all the men are talking about. I feel very lucky.

raebrister said...

I'm Rae, I live in Toronto, currently I'm at the start of seeing a Glaswegian. He too doesn't care that much about football. He's a hoot! I ask him to slow down and articulate. He does keep an eye on his money. Of course he likes to drink!

Anonymous said...

I lookin' for one of those Scottish fellas .... where can I get one in Charlotte, N.C.?

-kat

Anonymous said...

Omg so I stumbled across your blog and right now i'm going through an "early" life (I'm 20) crisis, and i want to drop everything pick up and move to Scotland.

I have tons of questions for you. Can I e-mail you?

Letta

bobbi said...

I also am having a mid-twenty life crisis and the idea of finishing up grad school and moving to Scotland is beyond appealing. I admit I too am guilty of this being partly due my interest in Scottish men. I was unaware this was a common fantasy lol. Apparently we have all been reading too many romance novels about sexy Scottish highlanders lol : ). I myself am guilty of being a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning's Highlander romance novel series. On the up side for those of us stuck outside of Scotland and not able to move immediately you can always try an online dating site and see about importing one ; ).

http://www.scotlandsocial.co.uk/index_scotlandsocial.asp

Just a thought : ) -Bobbi

Rama said...

me name is rama.looking fer a scotsman.he has to come to canada fer a visit .also if he has a big big heart.looks are not important.if he has a heart of gold.nothing else really matters.rama

Anonymous said...

I'm from Australia, I've recently met and started to get to know a scot. I don't know him that well yet but he makes me laugh so easily. I've only ever dated Aussies and kiwis, anything I should know?
Ps Karen Marie Moning's highlander series is one of my fave's :-)

Anonymous said...

This I Meri Belle and I'm having a Mid-50's crisis, sort of. I wanna get away, too. I've always had a thing for bagpipes, kilts, castles, breads and all the trappings. I have a passport, maybe I should max out the cards and just go there, Scotland, that is... maybe...

Anonymous said...

I met a Scot while on holiday! The best,i hope to see him again! Liz

Anonymous said...

You looking for a Scottish guy?

Anonymous said...

Any Canadian girls looking for their dream Scotsman?
I'm Jamie, 30 from Aberdeen, Scotland. Work in the oil & gas industry.
I guess I've a thing for Canadians... Love the accent and love the country. I've visited a good number of times!
Anyway, if your interested reply to this post with your email address, name and age and I'll get in touch.

Posted 21st December 2012

Jamie

Anonymous said...

I am newly 46, Iraqi War vet, female.....of Scottish descent, my mum came here at 17. I am looking to connect with a Scottish man....here or in Scotland. Hopefully Scotland, where I was lucky enough to to to school for awhile. I am planning to walk across Scotland next summer...any takers? Contact at thaurilick@yahoo.com
Tamisin

Anonymous said...

My Scottish boyfriend is quite the stereotype.. he's definitely a ned, he only wears a quilt to formal events (basically never).. although being he's a ned he's not the social type.. but he has a thick accent and after two or three years with him i still get baffled.. NEVER mention the English is you do you will release an unwanted rant.. also ive noticed Scotsman have crazy tempers and mood swings but the upside is theyre protective about that thats theirs.. the Scottish really dont like foreigners but my man loves me even as an American with english and german decent

Anonymous said...

I've been with 1 Scottsman. He had the most gorgeous, penis I've ever seen in my life. Length, girth, smell, taste! Campbell must be a very potent blood line. USAF

Anonymous said...

Hi there I am a prof Scottish guy 45 and just adore the Canadian accent. I would love to meet a Canadian woman who lives in Scotland.

Anonymous said...

I'm 45 & Canadian and would love to meet a Scottish fellow. I lived in Scotland for a brief time 20 yrs ago but have been in Canada since.

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