Once you found your elephant you are going to hug him forever. They run freely and seem to be immune to the International Codes of Seduction and Relations.
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?
I know, it’s a male-oriented society and it should be ok for the woman to start the courting.
But in Cuba it seems to me that the conversation at least has some logic and a flow.
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.
While I am not exactly the smoothest criminal out there, I do believe that I had rarely been that wrong.” – Julie Aelbrecht, Belgium. Shulun Huang, from China, observes that “One thing about the dating behaviour among my same aged Chinese friends might sound quite strange for Danes: Normally, a girl would not kiss or make out with a guy if they are not in a relationship.
Cuban journalist Mara Landa Martínez digs deep into the daily frustrations of female expats in the region.
Rest assured, when you sign up for one of the online dating sites I mention below, you will see what I am talking about.
Imagine the disappointment when, after having spent all your charming skills, it turns out everything happened only in your head. Note: I am neither judgmental, nor am I super conservative.
“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.
“Attempting to date a Dane is a strenuous process, a journey filled with bad pilsner, dark jokes, uncomfortable silences and questions. If you think about it, it’s a beautiful thought: it doesn’t matter which country you come from, your age, skin colour or psychological trauma, nobody succeeds at dating a Dane.
Once you get over the idea of talking to a man who has far less arm hair than you do, a quest of confusion begins.” – Julie Aelbrecht, Belgium. And I am happy this is not only about “Latin country vs. There are plenty of other cultures that find Danish mating strategies rather… Apparently, finding a Danish boyfriend is as hard as finding rare elephants. Also Alison Haywood, a student from the United States, faces problems when it comes to dating a Dane: “The hardest thing for me to get used to was not getting hit on at bars and clubs. Just how do you find yourself one of these precious pink elephants?