I just now came across an article where an American woman recommended Danish men to study Bond, James Bond. Unlike Americans, Danes and Scandinavians in general, don’t wear their medals on their sleeve. Do not expect them to pursue you like there was no tomorrow.Going by the saying 'if it's easy, it's not worth doing', The Local's Chris Manion says that dating a Danish woman must be totally worth it.Here are his Valentine's Day tips for surviving the battlefield that is Danish dating. So the few times we have to use the word ‘date’ (usually to describe something foreigners do) we use the English word for it. So how do we figure on top of these lists of “happiest people in the world,” you wonder? The Scandinavian word for ‘date’ is really old-fashioned and one my grandmother might have used but probably didn’t because I don’t think she dated either.Furthermore they don’t consider it weird (quite the opposite) to shamelessly flirt to the point that any normal human being would consider it a sign they’re into you.
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.One thing that I've heard time and time again from Danish women is that their male counterparts are hopeless at flirting, or at least at flirting well.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.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.