Harder than exams and the cold winter, dating in Denmark is a struggle that none of us expected to be so difficult.“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?
The woman sends the signal, the man “attacks.” Honestly, you don’t even have to look that nice; men will throw themselves at you anyways.
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.
Not everything is decided from the start: Even for a one-night stand, there have to be some kind of games.
You have to play and flirt – not only with your words, but also with your body and your eyes.
Here in Denmark, when my eyes say: “Wow, you’re cute…You should kiss me now,” his eyes seem to respond: . A friend of a friend of my neighbour’s cousin had one.The dating culture in Denmark is an incomprehensible aspect of the Danish way of living for many internationals.Cuban journalist Mara Landa Martínez digs deep into the daily frustrations of female expats in the region.Taking a Cuban girl out of the Caribbean and putting her in the middle of Aarhus is something you simply CANNOT do. Education is great, but there are some subjects missing.The international community – in this case a bunch of desperate female students – is concerned about this and we think Danish authorities should address this problem as soon as possible.