I’ve also lived in several non-Scandinavian countries for longer periods – USA, Greece, Germany and Italy, when I was young and single and thus in the dating segment.But dating was like a foreign language to me – as it is when I watch American movies and television shows.
Dating rules So to make it clear what I’m talking about: As far as I understand it, dating in so many non-Scandinavian countries may consist of a man asking a woman he doesn’t know very well to go out to dinner and/or a movie with him, his picking her up and dropping her off afterwards and his paying the bills and making the decisions, and the first date ends with a kiss at the most? If so, buckle up and see how we non-date in Scandinavia. Pushing men too hard left or right, risks alienating them and sending them away. It’s okay, give the guys some space and time to write/text you back. They want life and love and everything else in between to be “just right” or rolling down the middle of the road. N – Nagging is what girls may feel when the Swedes are unresponsive.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.