Norwegian dating culture
But Norwegians as other Northern peoples like Britts, Danes, Swedes, Finns and Russians drink really a lot.A (drunk) Dane once told me that being half drunk is a waste of money. So this is not about drinking a few glasses, this is about getting smashed drunk, so much that you don’t remember what happened, that you felt so inhibited that you were not even yourself anymore and that it felt great.And then sometimes people hit it off and get together, and after many complicated commitments decide to call each other girlfriend and boyfriend. They might have kids, but rarely do they get married. You know, with a little style and dignity, not drunk with your fake tan getting off your face like I often saw in the UK.In Copenhagen, where every Friday and Saturday evening see some kind of meat market going on in town, people look at each other for minutes and hours accross the room (party, bar) until one of them comes up to the other and says “my place or your place? Or women just come up to a guy in a cafe, handing their number and saying “I like you, call me”.At that point, just before you pass out, vomit or you get blood poisoning, you are brave enough to make a move on that girl sitting next to you in the bar.It is 3am and everyone needs to leave because the bar is closing.
As men are not very brave and need a lot of moral support and encouragement to talk to women, I have observed that there is an inversion of roles in what we, Southerners, see as the usual suspects: man chasing woman, woman playing hard to get, man trying to convince woman anyway by telling her that her eyes reflect all the stars of this universe, that she is beautiful, that no, she doesn’t look fat in that dress. They get active and invite men to dance and flirt openly whereas Southern women are taught to do these things subtly and discretely.
Some men actually like the chasing part, in our part of the world it is that which is called seduction.
In more machist societies like France or Italy, such open flirting from a woman will be seen as an invitation for all the men in the neighboorhood.
Which is good, I guess, when you think in terms of gender balance, feministic battles etc. but very bad for those others who were not raised in the North and who try to adapt to these foreign codes of equality even on their way to the bedroom.
The third basic principle, which is the most important of all, is the link between all the principles, the foundation of Norwegian seduction. Most would say that the French also drink alcohol, and that is true obviously.
Oh I have a that country coloured already on my world map of origin of girls I had sex with. You know, for our kids to grow up in nature and stuff.