The one thing, however, that you won't get at a lot of Canadian house parties is one thing that the Brits/ Scots excel at: playful banter.
Sure, that is the second thing we ask each other in North America, right after "What's your name? So instead, you need to find these sort of details out in a roundabout way.
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.
Whereas we Canadians are a lot more utilitarian when it comes to words, the Scots are playful and cheeky.
If you want to date a Scottish dude, be prepared for some verbal jousting; these people can talk rings around us.
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.
Clearly I don't approve of such encouragement because I think it's important to remember that men are a lot more complicated and dare I say it, delicate than we let them be.
Look, we'll probably never even come close to what our Scottish cousins can partake in, booze wise, but you might as well start trying: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? In Canada, we usually go to other people's houses to get shit-faced but over here, people go to a pub in order to pay twice as much to shout over loud music.
The same can be said about asking someone if they're single/ married.
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.
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".