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".
The same cannot be said about Scottish men, I'm afraid.
Which brings me to my first point: This takes some getting used to.
You will need to carry out a careful conversation and only when it is hinted at, may you ask someone what they do or openly try to guess.
The same can be said about asking someone if they're single/ married.
There are many things I love about Scotland and Scottish people (humour, landscape, friendliness) but the one thing that really makes me fall for this country is their sheer delight at a good chat/ rant session.
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.
Sure, you may be used to being directly asked this by a dude in Canada but over here? You see, here in the UK/ Scotland, there is a lot more happening than what would appear on the surface.
For example, in a busy bar, rather than a barman/woman openly asking who is next (although sometimes they do), there is a subtle social interaction taking place.