Sweden culture dating
Now it struck me that dating swedish men is something more utopian (for me at least) but at the same time more confusing than it could ever be. So I figured I should at least put down all my questions and observations on this blog in the hopes that folks will respond with their own experiences and observations. Olivier trusts me, and we both trust our friend(s), who would never make a pass at me.
People date multiple people without really telling what’s going on and then all of a sudden things become official — “he’s my boyfriend now.” It is not acceptable for women to ask men out (believe me, it never works out even if he said yes on that first date). I want to be able to pay my way, not feel pressured, and hell, if I like that man, I ask him out.
However, if a woman is dining with a man, you can bet he will pick up the check. I usually trick them by asking to be excused (as if I was going to the lady’s room, grab the waiter and give him my credit card).
But I would never do that to my Dad who would be very upset if I did. When I meet a man and I am without my husband, I’ll place within the first minutes of the conversation that “my husband blablabla… That usually is enough to make my state of mind really clear.
In France, it’s very common for a girl to go out to dinner with a male friend.
Even for a married woman to go out with a male friend who is single: I often travel to Paris by myself, Leyla and Olivier stay in Paimpol, and have dinner with one (or several) of our good male friend(s), single or not.