It’s seen as bragging if you talk too much of your victories in life. Chances are his love will be more expressed by cleaning the dishes, helping you out with everything and so on. You might need to help him along in the romance department. If someone is interested in you he might ask you out for a coffee, which is somewhere in between hanging out and having a date.There’s ego in Denmark, as there is anywhere, there just isn’t a culture of telling people what you’ve achieved. Not unlike the British, Danish men tend to love their beer. Not surprisingly, a lot of love stories start at parties after a few beers. Though as anyone else, he’s likely to light candles ever so often. He might invite you to hang out with his friends, or suggest you do things together, but often it’s less formal than the American dating system.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. Don’t approach women at bus stops This particular piece of advice actually applies to most public places, unless alcohol is being consumed (by both parties).In contrast with America’s male-oriented gender bias, Denmark’s high level of male-female equality fosters behavior that transcends the gender barriers set by less egalitarian societies.
Here are his Valentine's Day tips for surviving the battlefield that is Danish dating.
Having grown up in Sweden I spent many summer sailing in Denmark, so I have spent plenty of time mingling with the Danes. In Denmark there is a very strong sense of equality between men and women. So don’t expect the guy to walk up to you on a party and buy you a drink. There’s a sense of fairness – you do your bit around the house, they do theirs.
In my teens the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden arrived, so suddenly our neighbors were even closer and today a lot of people commute between Malmö and Copenhagen on a daily basis. For some reason women at some point decided that if a man holds the door for her, it may be seen as if she can’t do it herself. See dating as a half way approach – you have to meet half way, with everything. Of course, this is an individual thing (as are most things discussed in this article – you can’t tell what it’s like dating an entire nation, you have to generalize) but as a general rule, Danish dads spend time with their kids.
You hang out, you see if you like each other, you have sex and you become an item.
Or you start the other way around – meet someone at a club, have sex, if you like each other you start hanging out and then become an item.