Feminine societies are traditionally seen to emphasize good relations, cooperation, charity, and modesty.
I just now came across an article where an American woman recommended Danish men to study Bond, James Bond. Unlike Americans, Danes and Scandinavians in general, don’t wear their medals on their sleeve.
Do not expect them to pursue you like there was no tomorrow.
You can find her somewhere between Cape Town, London and L.
A., where you will most likely find her in the hills, looking out over the city she loves.
Having grown up in Sweden I spent many summer sailing in Denmark, so I have spent plenty of time mingling with the Danes. In Denmark there is a very strong sense of equality between men and women. So don’t expect the guy to walk up to you on a party and buy you a drink. There’s a sense of fairness – you do your bit around the house, they do theirs.
In my teens the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden arrived, so suddenly our neighbors were even closer and today a lot of people commute between Malmö and Copenhagen on a daily basis. For some reason women at some point decided that if a man holds the door for her, it may be seen as if she can’t do it herself. See dating as a half way approach – you have to meet half way, with everything. Of course, this is an individual thing (as are most things discussed in this article – you can’t tell what it’s like dating an entire nation, you have to generalize) but as a general rule, Danish dads spend time with their kids.Danish children are raised to be more independent than Americans and are thus trusted to make their own decisions at a younger age.My 16-year-old visiting brother spoke openly to his parents about spending the night with his girlfriend, which I found extremely awkward.Such qualities characterize Denmark’s broader culture and can be seen quite clearly in everyday life.When I first arrived in Denmark, I was completely shocked by the way the Danes adhere to traffic laws.By Maria Montgomery – Maria is a freelance writer, director and social entrepreneur.