Danish Dating Scene Part I |
Dating in Denmark can be tricky for foreigners who aren't familiar with to have learnt the difference before entering the Danish dating scene. The dating culture in Denmark is an incomprehensible aspect of the Danish way of living for many internationals. Cuban journalist Mara Landa. Dating in Denmark isn't easy, even for the Danes. For one thing, Danish people seem to think talking to strangers is uncouth. The icebreaker is.
Dating in Denmark or “How to Hunt a Pink Elephant”
When a guy passes by I already know by the way he looks at me if he is interested. Just say yes or no. When you see a pink elephant, just shoot. Your cloud-castles can be easily destroyed, since the only reason behind his interest in you might be the boredom he is dying from this very evening.Denmark's Weirdest Unwritten Dating Rules
And besides these cloud-castles, Danish men often simply do not seem to realize you are flirting with them. Imagine the disappointment when, after having spent all your charming skills, it turns out everything happened only in your head. Then, one lunch break, he starts talking about moving in with his girlfriend.
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While I am not exactly the smoothest criminal out there, I do believe that I had rarely been that wrong. Alison Haywood from the United States. This literally happened like seven times. It was a major blow to my self-esteem! Pink elephants are sneaky. And when you think there is no chemistry whatsoever and this guy is not the slightest interested in you: He actually WAS flirting. But he was flirting in Danish.
Varvara Morozova from Russia. Dates with Danish men exist. I have heard about them. Not sure if funny or creepy? If dating and love are literally a battlefield, you would be strictly following the Geneva convention while that lovely Danish woman has no problem with a little bit of chemical warfare.
Whilst this may be a slightly exaggerated metaphor for dating in Denmark, there are some unwritten rules in the land of the Vikings that seem to have become ingrained into their psyche.
So here are some tips for making it out alive and a few bits of advice that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Danish Dating Scene Part II |
Don't approach women at bus stops Don't even think about it. While it may have been quirky and charming to go up to a beautiful girl doing her weekly shop and try and spark up a conversation in your home country, if you do so in Denmark you may be seen as completely insane.
So not only will you not get the girl, you may also be sectioned, and that is what is universally known as a bad day. Be a little bit outrageously flirtatious Work that magic. I'm not suggesting you go crazy but if you can talk the talk it may go a long way, especially with that accent many Danish girls will find adorable — more on that later. Welcome to the Danish dating game! Presenting the two speakers: Bastian Larsen I am a year-old living in the centre of Copenhagen with my family.
I work as a couples counsellor and sexual therapist, and have been a journalist and photographer for over 20 years. I have worked in several different media houses with everything from hard news and television to magazines and baking recipes. Over the years I have specialised in relationship problems and communication between the sexes, dating problems and human sexuality. I have covered the subject extensively, both from mainstream and subculture angles.
I am a trained couples counsellor and sexual therapist.
I work in a private clinic and teach therapists in training. I also offer courses and lectures in the challenges of modern relationships and sexuality. My soon to be translated to english homepage is: I have a son of 19 who lives in his own flat in Silkeborg.
Until February I have spent my work life in administration and HR in 3 large companies: I work through counselling and therapy in English as well as Danish. Besides, I offer lectures and tutoring to schools, minor and larger groups.