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?
Whilst this may be a slightly exaggerated metaphor for dating in Denmark, there are some unwritten rules in the land of the Vikings that seem to have become ingrained into their psyche.
Here are his Valentine's Day tips for surviving the battlefield that is Danish dating.
The dating battleground can be a fierce, unrelenting and savage arena, and Denmark is by no means an exception, especially when it comes to non-Danes trying to woo Danish women.
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?
“To flirt or not to flirt” – Honestly, you never know. You just have to look nice, flash your eyes and smile a little bit.