But not every line works – the report found there are do’s and don’ts in the dating game.
Oddly, there also seems to be a Culture of Seriousness that surrounds a ‘traditional date’ over here.
Although most young people have very few concerns about shagging a near-stranger, a lot of Scottish men break into a cold sweat if you ask them out for a coffee.
My Scottish friend, Tim, confirmed what I have known for some time now: that Scottish people don't date.
Or rather, they don't ‘date’ in the way that you and I (fellow Torontonians and people of the world at large) may be familiar with.
”, and “Apart from being beautiful, what do you do for a living? It also emerged that seven out of 10 women like being chatted up while out with friends as it gives their confidence a boost – as long as the potential suitor is good looking. One Poll.com, which questioned 4,000 adults, said: “Women like a guy with a sense of humour and a cheesy chat-up line is a good way of displaying that.
“To fire off a good chat-up line at a pretty girl the man will have to be pretty confident too, and women like confident men.
That is, two individuals meet and exchange numbers/emails; one individual waits for a designated amount of days before calling/emailing the other; the individuals meet for dinner and have lengthy flirtatious in-depth discussions about life and themselves.
Generally there is a three to six date policy before sleeping with someone, depending on how skanky you are, how much you like the person etc. After a few dates (and possible make out sessions), people in Toronto have that dreaded serious talk: the are-we-a-mutually-exclusive-couple-or-should-we-call-it-quits-so-I-can-make out-with-some-other-hot-lawyer-now?!
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.