Dating a dane

“We have this very distinguished way of looking at each other. If a guy wants to spend a night with you, it’s as easy as the ABC.” explains Yana Zakhvatova, a lucky Russian student in Aarhus. As we are all aware of by now, the Danish do not talk about their feelings, they eat cake instead. The fact that you can have easy sex with someone one night, being quite drunk, but then show no sign of affection.When a guy passes by I already know by the way he looks at me if he is interested.” Maybe my eyes are trying too hard to have a conversation? “However”, she says, “do not be misled by hours of deep and amusing conversation with tipsy two-meter handsome men you have already married in your head. Frankly, it’s a miracle the obesity rate in this country is not much higher/” Okay, cake is good. “People are eager to flirt (once they have a certain level of alcohol in their blood), but it hardly ever goes beyond a one-night stand.

You have to play and flirt – not only with your words, but also with your body and your eyes.

Here in Denmark, when my eyes say: “Wow, you’re cute…

TIP: This website has many millionaire Danish men looking for women to date.

Regard for rules The Danish society has a high regard for proper public behavior.

A grand total of 28.337 marriages and partnerships were registered in Denmark last year. In these circumstances, what can a bunch of foreign students do? For now, just hope the spring will bring some change and the warmer weather will make the pink elephants more… Can Danish men just be less like pink elephants, please?

Mara Landa Martínez is a Cuban journalist and regular contributor to the project “Love Matters.” She is currently pursuing an international Master degree at Aarhus University.

The woman sends the signal, the man “attacks.” Honestly, you don’t even have to look that nice; men will throw themselves at you anyways.

I know, it’s a male-oriented society and it should be ok for the woman to start the courting.

“I spent all of three weeks engaged in what I thought was flirting with one of my co-workers, a beautiful Viking specimen, making jokes and exchanging looks that would prompt nice ladies to clutch their pearls. I just come from a country where you would normally ask for the name of the guy you are about to make out with.” – Varvara Morozova, Russia.

Then, one lunch break, he starts talking about moving in with his girlfriend. Lesson 3: When given liquids, they become even “pinker”… Varvara is not the only one who sees big cultural differences when it comes to the dating culture.

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