10 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Scottish Man
Is dating a Scot really as great as Outlander and Karen Gillan make it sound? Yes, is the short answer. Read on to find out the eleven best things about having a Scottish partner in crime, from their s.e.x.y accent to their laid-back attitude to date night.
How about that accent?
Yes, pretty much everyone agrees that the Scottish accent is one of the dreamiest brogues out there. Even though it can be hard to figure out what they’re saying sometimes, those rough Scotch burrs are really hard to ignore. But it turns out that they’re not just thought to be very attractive. Studies have shown that the Scottish accent is consistently thought to be the most comforting in a crisis, as well as the most knowledgeable and trustworthy. How about that for sweet sounds?
They’ll take you on the best trips in the great outdoors.
Your Scottish SO probably spent family vacations as a child being dragged up Arthur’s Seat or around the Highlands by their parents. But now that they are older and wiser, they will be eager to show you the beautiful natural landscape of Scotland. Expect to spend long weekends hiking in the Cairngorms and driving around the Isle of Skye, doing a few munros or even the West Highland Way together. All of this is very romantic, but you should also be ready to buy a good waterproof jacket.
Their date clothes aren’t too flashy.
As long as we’re talking about clothes that are useful, dating a Scot also takes the pressure off of dressing to impress. Since they grew up in Scotland, they will always be ready for the worst weather, so it will be fine for them to go out wearing huge scarves and three different fleeces under a tough raincoat. Even if it’s not raining and freezing right now, it probably will be in the next five minutes. Some fashionistas might be disappointed, but others will be glad they don’t have to worry about what to wear for date night.
… And at some point, they’ll wear a kilt.
Most men will have one made out of the tartan of their historical clan, along with a sporran and woolen hose. Unless they are professional bagpipers, Scottish men rarely wear kilts in everyday life these days, unless they are bagpipers. But if you and your partner are invited to a wedding or other fancy event, you can be sure that the outfit will show up. Perfect chance to see if what people say about what Scotsmen wear under their kilts is true…
Your s.e.x.ual life will be grateful.
One survey said that Scots get a nine out of ten for their passion, ability to lock lips, and romantic gestures. In the same way, a poll done by The Scotsman found that 25% of Scots have had s.e.x on a beach and an amazing 40% have made the beast with two backs outside. How’s that for being in nature?
They’ll make you laugh out loud.
After all, Frankie Boyle, Craig Ferguson, and Billy Connolly are all from this country. Scots are known for having a wicked sense of humor and not being afraid to “take the piss” out of anything or anyone, including themselves. Even though you may sometimes be the punchline, your Scottish partner will make sure that the conversation is never boring.
They are also very friendly and welcoming.
So, your Scottish SO is probably not only going to be funny, but also one of the nicest and most welcoming people you’ll ever meet… You’ll meet all of them when you go to their parents’ house for tea, along with their mom and dad, siblings, and extended family. In fact, a study done by Cambridge University shows that Scots are the friendliest, most agreeable, and most cooperative people in the UK. This is probably something they love to tell their southern neighbors.
They’ll show you where the best parties are.
The Scots know how to throw great parties. People in Scotland know how to throw a party, from the month-long arts festival called the Fringe to the fiery traditions of Hogmanay. They are very proud of their history and the fact that they are one of the cultural capitals of Europe. Whenever they can, they celebrate both of these things with a million fireworks. So your Scottish date will not only have the energy to keep the good times going, but will also be able to show you the best of what their country has to offer.
…and they’ll know how to win
In Scotland, a party isn’t really a party without a traditional ceilidh. From the formal Dashing White Sergeant to the wild Strip the Willow, these traditional group dances are a lot of fun. And if you date a Scot, you’ll always have someone to dance with who can show you how it’s done. Be ready to throw your partner or be thrown by them until the wee hours of the morning.
…and the best foods to eat when you’re sick
When you date a Scottish person, you’ll always have a friend to eat all the delicious fats and carbs with. Their national cuisine includes dishes like macaroni and cheese pies, haggis with mashed turnips, jacket potatoes, and the famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) deep-fried Mars bar. So, whether you need comfort food after a wild night out or something to warm you up on a cold day, your Scot will have what you need.
They love nothing more than a relaxing night at the pub.
Even though Scots love going out on the town, they’re also happy to spend the night at their local pub. Though whisky runs in their blood, Scots are just as passionate about their national beers, from perennial favourites like Innis & Gunn and Deuchars IPA, to new craft offerings from breweries such as Brewdog and Tempest. They’ll be excited to introduce you to their friends over a few pints and to show you how smart they are at the pub quiz.
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