The How to Live in Denmark project was recently featured on DR.dk, the website of Denmark’s national broadcaster DR.
The journalist chose to focus on love and romance in Denmark.
Here are a few translated excerpts: “Many of the dating mechanisms that work in the rest of the world don’t work here in Denmark. Women can’t figure out if a man is ‘Danish passive’ or just not interested.” “Danish men are ‘nice boys’ that won’t go after a girl who doesn’t want them.
There’s very little mystery and a woman simply cannot expect a Danish man to seduce her.” “In Denmark, it’s easy to find sex, but hard to find love.
People drink a lot of alcohol and go home with someone they don’t know well, and then figure out the day after if they want to get together for coffee.” “I see a lot of infidelity, and I believe that’s because in Denmark, everything is so secure.
There’s no war at the moment, people are financially protected by the welfare state, but you can still be unfaithful! In Denmark, people are so open about sex that there is very little ‘forbidden fruit.’ But forbidden fruit is one of the things that makes sex sexy!
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If they’re in a nightclub, he might ask her if she’d like to dance, or maybe go outside and get some fresh air. In fact, they will get you rejected, and then you’ll worry that that you’re being rejected because you’re a foreigner. Danes are not good with strangers, any type of stranger. Men would tell a lady how much money they made, and how much money they were going to make, how much power and influence they had, and how expensive their watch was. First of all, if you have money in Denmark, the government’s going to take it all away.
The tax department will have your number, real fast.
For example, there are a lot of foreign engineers in Denmark. Creative industries, like design, and digital media, and video, are also popular in Denmark.
Don’t tell a girl, as I have seen done, ”Yeah, I’m an engineer, it’s pretty boring”. Another way to impress Danish women is showing how your work benefits the environment. My job is to rethink drilling to minimize the danger to the environment”. Whatever you do, frame it in a way to show how it’s helping people.
” Read the full Danish-language DR interview featuring How to Live in Denmark.