Norway dating customs

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.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.You might think, like me, that this guy is looking at you in a strange way. NO he is trying to seduce you with his hypnotising long eye-contact. Men will rarely do more than that in their part of the Norwegian seduction process.

🙂 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.

It is demonstrated in most people's refusal to criticize others.

Norwegians try to see all people as being on equal footing.

As a disclaimer I must say they are probably not all revealed here, just those I’ve managed to catch despite poor Norwegian language skills and many cultural misunderstandings.

I found out that the Norwegian art of seduction is based on three basic principles. In any setting (a metro, a party, a bar) a man or a woman will look at you directly in the eyes for several seconds.