Regardless of gender, it's worth making the first move when trying to date a Swede - because they probably won't. Don't call it a date One of the most important and most confusing things about dating in Sweden is that it's not dating. You can ask out a classmate for fika, but not a date.After you've had fika a couple of times you can move on to other activities.

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Needless to say, this was the reason why it had been considered by many people that Scandinavian girls do not take much of an initiative when it comes to satisfying their sexual needs.

Guys and girls who still had a pretty good view about having ‘fun’ without emotional bond too couldn’t really just find each other.

Jante Law consists of cultural premises that have influence in many facets of Norwegian life.

The law, which has tenets of humility, fosters the goal of equal partnerships in dating.

Don't move on from the hug until it's clear that it's more than fika, and that the feelings are mutual. Sweden is all about equality, and that includes dating. But, once you are 'dating' - having fika and hanging out regularly, that is - it is assumed that you are not dating anyone else.

In other words, it's not okay to fika and flirt with multiple people.The dating culture in Norway reflects, in many ways, the culture of other developed European countries and the United States.However, Norwegian culture is also reflective of its own small, homogeneous population.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.As with other Scandinavian countries, Norwegian men and women have developed dating practices that are outwardly progressive while remaining humble in spirit.