In Glasgow, at least, people talk about the "hardness"of the cities inhabitants; it's not called a Glasgow Kiss for nothing and Glaswegian men are allowed to show limited emotions: anger (usually when their football team loses), elation (usually when their football team wins) and general day-to-day being at peace with the world. Now, obviously this is a sweeping generalisation and not true of all Scottish men.Indeed, I would say that it's rapidly changing for the better.However, I still think there is some hang over from the "olden times" when it was generally encouraged for men to be the "strong and stoic" type.
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The same cannot be said about Scottish men, I'm afraid.
Which brings me to my first point: This takes some getting used to.
Obviously if you're a patron at a busy pub in the UK, you can't wave your hands or make a point of being FORTH RIGHT and saying that you're next; SORRY, that's just the rules, Yanks.
What can I say, they like rigid social codes over here.
Without uttering any words, the server will know who is to be served next, just by making eye contact with thirsty patrons at the bar.
If the server incorrectly eyes someone who is not next in line for a pint, they will usually shake their head and point at who should be next - if they're a decent human, anyway.
If you want to date a Scottish dude, be prepared for some verbal jousting; these people can talk rings around us.
I said it before and let me elaborate more: Scottish people don't have the dating culture that we do in North America; they don't even like to say the word, "date".
For example, it's not really polite to directly ask someone what they do for a living.