Burns Night has arrived – and as well as celebrating the life of a legendary Scottish poet, it also conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes and rugged highlanders. We’ve all fallen for Gerard Butler and Ewan Mc Gregor on the big screen, and of course the more mature ladies will remember the irresistible husky tones of Scottish hunk Sean Connery declaring: “The name’s Bond. So what exactly is this ‘Scots-appeal’ that sets Celtic men apart from other men?
Over here, it seems that young men and women meet through friends, work or in a bar/club and after meeting and consuming alcohol, the newly acquainted individuals go back to someone’s flat and shag.Back in Toronto, it wasn't considered strange/ too forward for a guy to approach you and either: (a) just start talking to you SOBER and/or (b) offer to buy you a drink.The same cannot be said about Scottish men, I'm afraid.Generally, if you are out somewhere and making hot bedroom eyes with a dude, he is more than likely to attempt and strike up a conversation and hopefully ask you out. The men over here are hopeless at making the first move; I don't know if it's some weird cultural thing that hearkens back to the middle ages, but dudes over here seem completely oblivious.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.