No one actively seeks rejection and heartbreak but, alas, it's a side effect of dating.
Oddly, there also seems to be a Culture of Seriousness that surrounds a ‘traditional date’ over here.
Afterwards, it is decided whether or not they are a couple or just a sad pathetic fumble in the dark.
Back in Toronto, men and women – again – meet through friends, work or in a bar/club but that's where the similarities mostly end.
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.
It's almost as if you're asking them to practically set a wedding date.
Generally, if you are out somewhere and making hot bedroom eyes with a dude, he is more than likely to attempt and strike up a conversation and hopefully ask you out. The men over here are hopeless at making the first move; I don't know if it's some weird cultural thing that hearkens back to the middle ages, but dudes over here seem completely oblivious.
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.
Over a moderately high heat bring it to scalding point, stirring. When cool, reheat the cream in the saucepan, adding the broken-up chocolate and stirring till the chocolate cream is smooth. Then stir in the gelatine, drained of its soaking water if you're using sheet gelatine, and stir till it dissolves in the heat of the cream - but don't let the cream boil.
If you're using sponged-up powdered gelatine, this will take a little longer to dissolve.
A hefty dollop of vanilla-flavoured whipped cream on top would be my choice.
The vanilla and lemon creamy cold rice is an old-fashioned summer pud for special occasions, whether lunch or dinner.