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 saw Gerard Butler walking down Byres Road a couple weekends ago with this current-model girlfriend, and although my heart was a flutter at the idea of Gerard Butler, in reality it was a bit of a let down as he looked pretty hung-over].
It may be the natural reaction but it can be very hurtful if it’s not hidden well enough.
After all, the HR department at your office probably isn’t hiring with your love-life in mind.
Of course, there are disadvantages to online dating as well. Unlike blind dates that friends set up for you, you probably won’t have references for the people you meet online.
There are plenty of precautions to take however, such as utilizing the secure communication tools offered by most online dating sites.
When you do meet in person, do it in a public place and make sure that a friend or family member knows where you’ll be.