10 Things Women Love About Scottish MenJanuary 25, 2015
Burns Night has arrived – and as well as celebrating the life of a legendary Scottish poet, it also conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes and rugged highlanders. What’s not to love?
We’ve all fallen for Gerard Butler and Ewan McGregor on the big screen, and of course the more mature ladies will remember the irresistible husky tones of Scottish hunk Sean Connery declaring: “The name’s Bond. James Bond’.
So what exactly is this ‘Scots-appeal’ that sets Celtic men apart from other men? Why do we find them so alluring and are they really the most manly men on the planet?
Get ready to swoon – here’s a guide to the 10 things women love about the tartan-wearing warriors from the north:
1) The Kilts
It takes a real man to wear a kilt…especially on a cold winter’s day! Scotland’s traditional garment dates all the way back to the 16th century when the ‘Great Kilt’ (Feileadh Mhor) was first invented. Different clans are associated with different patterns of tartan and Scottish men are extremely patriotic and proud of their roots. Even though nowadays kilts are only worn for weddings and special occasions, there’s still something about this patterned woollen cloth that drives women wild. Maybe it’s the deep sense of tradition? Maybe it’s the muscly legs? Maybe it’s the mystery of what’s in the sporran? It’s only human nature to be fascinated by this intriguing part of a man’s attire.
2) The Height of Masculinity
Scottish men are manly men. They’re not afraid of the cold or spending some time in the great outdoors. In fact, these porridge-eating and whiskey-swilling warriors won the public vote of being ‘the manliest nation on the planet‘, according to luxury grooming company ‘The Bluebirds Revenge.’
You won’t have to worry about your safety if you’re with a Scotsman – it’s in their blood to protect their clan and they certainly won’t be afraid of carrying you over the threshold!
3) The Accent
One word: ‘phwoaaar’. A Scottish accent is hard to resist and is guaranteed to make women swoon. Maybe it’s the way they say: “Nae problem!”, “A love ye!” or “lassie”. It’s one of the sexiest accents on earth and just a few words will make women weak at the knees! Even when the accent is so strong that we can’t understand it – we’re not complaining. The language of love doesn’t need words!
4) They’re Outdoorsy Men
Being surrounded by lochs and mountains, it’s not surprising that a lot of Scottish men are outdoorsy types. The word ‘Scot’ makes you imagine a warrior poised and ready to commence for battle. From the Highland Games to the Caber Toss – the rugged Celts certainly aren’t afraid of showing off their athletic prowess. In fact, it has been reported that 90% of Britain’s SAS are of Scottish origin – talk about robust.
5) Good Family Values
Looking for a man with good family values? A Scottish hunk should be at the top of your list. Scottish men are extremely proud of their bloodline and heritage; always remembering where they came from. The pattern of their tartan is highly symbolic and represents the clan that they’re affiliated to, something that they greatly respect. If you’ve ever been to a Scottish wedding (or are lucky enough to have one of your own) you’ll witness just how important family values and traditions are.
6) Great Sense of Humour
What’s life without humour? Some may assume that Scottish people can be a tad serious, but when you get to know them, they’ve actually got a cracking sense of humour and love nothing more than some jovial banter. The epitome of Scottish humour is the man, the legend – Billy Connolly. Of course if you’re in Edinburgh in the summer time, you’ll know that it’s famous for being the home of the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. So if you meet a cheeky Scottish chappie, don’t be afraid to have a giggle and show you can give as good as you get.
7) They Will Take You to Beautiful Places
If you’re lucky enough to date a Scotsman living in Scotland – you’re in a place that provides the perfect backdrop to romance. From the old town of Edinburgh to Glencoe and Loch Lomond – there are so many picturesque date spots for you to be wooed. Imagine your kilted Prince whisking you off to the heather covered mountains for a date. The epitome of a fairytale romance. Maybe you’ll visit a castle or a lodge in the highlands…the dreamy date options are limitless.
8) They’re Passionate and Proud
Ask an English man who he is and he’ll say “British”, ask a Scotsman who he is and he’ll always say “Scottish”, he’ll never say he’s British. Scottish men know who they are, know what they want and they’re not afraid to go for it. They’re known for being fiercely passionate about what they love in life and aren’t afraid of facing obstacles or challenges on the way. It’s this sort of strength of character that makes a man a real catch.
9) They’re Gentlemanly
If you’re after a true gent, look no further. Let a Scotsman take you by the hand and show you what it’s like to date a gentleman. Again, reflecting on their good family values, Scottish men greatly respect their mothers and know how to treat a woman like a lady. You’ll find it hard to resist the warm Celtic charm. At a black tie do, men all tend to look the same – but you’ll always be able to spot the devilishly handsome Celt in a kilt.
10) They Know How to Celebrate
Known for being the biggest and best New Year’s Eve celebration in the world – Hogmanay is something everyone has to experience once in their lifetime. With 8000 torchbearers, fireworks, drinking and dancing; this is a nation that knows how to party. The celebrations mimic ancient customs from Scottish Hogmanay parties that happened hundreds of years ago. Another fun fact is that 2nd January is a national holiday in Scotland as well as the 1st, so there’s time to recover from the festivities – good thinking!
Then there’s Burn’s Night to celebrate the life of famous poet Robert Burns. The celebrations begin with traditional Scottish bagpipe music, a haggis feast, singing, dancing and an evening of entertainment ending with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne! If you go out with a Scotsman – there will never be a dull moment!
Whoever said that the Scottish aphrodisiac is three pickled onions, two whiskeys and a battered deep-fried Mars bar was lying! Now you know how many things there are to love about Scottish men, how can you resist? Keep your fingers crossed that you will find your very own Braveheart; it could be worth heading north for a quick hop over Hadrian’s Wall.
Good luck on your quest for Mr Hot Scot!