Hailing from one of the most beautiful countries in Scandinavia, Swedish men embody the best of this technologically advanced and socially equitable society.However some aspects of their dating culture may seem inscrutable to partners from other countries.
After you've had fika a couple of times you can move on to other activities.Maybe suggest cooking a meal together or going ice skating. But Swedes are huge fans of the awkward hug, where you lean in and wrap your arms around each other and then separate again.We may not have good words for ‘dating’ but we certainly have a great word for that spouse-without-a-wedding-ring we have back home: “samboer.” Which means “together-liver.” And yes, that word works better in Scandinavian.🙂 If you live with someone in Scandinavia, and especially if you have kids, you are as good as any married couple would be in your country.I have no idea which of my friends are married and which “only” live together.
But I know from statistics that more people live together than are married – and that is counting all the old people who got married back when that was still something you did (in Norway it was illegal to live with someone without being married up until 1972 – imagine that! Dating a Scandinavian I’ve always been fascinated by American date movies because it’s like watching some weird rituals in some far-away country I don’t know very much about.
S., I often get this question: “What’s the difference between dating American and Swedish men?
” After ransacking my own experiences and discussing with my girlfriends over endless bottles of wine, it all comes down to seven differences.
However this is not really a sign of their unresponsive nature but a way of keeping their emotions in control.
Swedish men are rather shy of demonstrating how they feel and would much rather keep their emotions to themselves.
In other words, it's not okay to fika and flirt with multiple people.