As the vote on independence divides Scotland, it seems there is at least one thing that unites the nation – the prowess of their men in bed.
Scottish men are not only more passionate lovers than their English counterparts but are better partners overall, a survey has suggested.
On average, Scottish men scored 7.7 out of 10 across 11 categories, while English men only scored 6.2 in a survey of almost 1400 female members of a dating site.
Scottish men earned a near-perfect nine for their passion and their kissing skills. English men, on the other hand, scored a measly 5 for passion, and a barely-better six for their attempts at lip-locking.
Women surveyed by extra-martial dating site AshleyMadison.com also praised how long Scotsmen last in bed as well as their level of expertise - leaving their southern counterparts - who scored only six out of ten in both categories - in the dust.
But aside from their physical prowess, Scots also ranked highly in their bid to woo their partners emotionally. Women ranked Scottish men a heart-warming nine for their romantic efforts, and an eight for their sense of humour and their generosity.
They also clinched the secret weapon of a sexy accent from their English rivals – ranking 7 and 6, respectively.
However, all is not lost for Englishmen, as their good looks earned them a 9, compared with a woeful 5 for Scots. And their their party animal antics – for which the English scored 9 against Scotland’s 6 – is a more dubious attribute.Reuse content