For example, this past Saturday my English friend and I went to a club in the West end.

The mid-year population estimate for 2016 was 148,270, giving Dundee a population density of 2,478/km or 6,420/sq mi, the second-highest in Scotland.

It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.

Back in Toronto, men and women – again – meet through friends, work or in a bar/club but that's where the similarities mostly end.

Perhaps it's an old puritan tradition that ‘Toronto the Good’ hasn't quite gotten rid of, but folks tend to opt out for the more traditional route of ‘courting’.

In 2014 Dundee was recognised by the United Nations as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its diverse contributions to fields including medical research, comics and video games.

In pursuit of this, a £1 billion master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre started in 2001 and is expected to be completed within a 30-year period, with the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum opening by 2018 at a cost of £80 million.

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.

Afterwards, it is decided whether or not they are a couple or just a sad pathetic fumble in the dark.

And I don't care how many times someone says that Scottish men are just shy because I'm shy too.

No one actively seeks rejection and heartbreak but, alas, it's a side effect of dating.

I'm not complaining nor am I making any judgements on either culture; I'm just trying to understand British men (ugh) and assimilate to the Scottish ways – without turning into a slag. I've linked to this Leah Mc Laren article about British men before and even though she received a lot of harsh criticism for it, I think she is generally right.(Fine print: Don't worry, Mom. After a mid-twenties life crisis and yearning to escape puritan ‘Toronto the Good’, she moved to Glasgow in March 2006. If you believe any of the information on this page is incorrect or out-of-date, please let us know.