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.
I’ve asked my Danish male friends, and they say they’re reacting to Danish women.I have no idea which of my friends are married and which “only” live together.But I know from statistics that more people live together than are married – and that is counting all the old people who got married back when that was still something you did (in Norway it was illegal to live with someone without being married up until 1972 – imagine that! Dating a Scandinavian I’ve always been fascinated by American date movies because it’s like watching some weird rituals in some far-away country I don’t know very much about.We may not have good words for ‘dating’ but we certainly have a great word for that spouse-without-a-wedding-ring we have back home: “samboer.” Which means “together-liver.” And yes, that word works better in Scandinavian.🙂 If you live with someone in Scandinavia, and especially if you have kids, you are as good as any married couple would be in your country.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.On our street, there was a very large tree down, and as I was walking by that Saturday, I saw a young couple trying to take part of it home.The small, slender young woman was sawing away at this big tree with an old-fashioned manual saw, while her boyfriend was just standing there, smiling, with his hands in his pockets. Maybe he had a back injury – he was about 25, so maybe had a very youthful back injury.But just because they send mixed signals, doesn’t mean you have to.Play your own game, not theirs, and if you don’t catch them, then go and find another. It was the latest in long-running series called Father of Four. As the kids grow up, they just replace them with new actors. The oldest sister, who’s about 20, meets a handsome young man with a guitar. This means a lot if you’re a foreign woman dating a Danish man. They don’t want some clown opening the door for them, or helping them carry packages. My Danish male friends say that after offering to be chivalrous a couple of times and getting turned down in a nasty manner, they don’t want to do that any more. ”He’s really happy when I call him, but he never calls me”. I mean, I come from a culture where men whistle at beautiful women they don’t know walking down the street.What struck me watching the movie was that the male romantic lead was visibly shorter than the female lead. In Hollywood – or Bollywood – movies, the male actor is taller because he’s supposed to be in charge, the dominant figure. He is a not a Frenchman who will pursue you to the ends of the earth. When I first moved to Denmark, I thought I’d stopped hearing whistles because I’d aged out of the whistle target group. So the few times we have to use the word ‘date’ (usually to describe something foreigners do) we use the English word for it. So how do we figure on top of these lists of “happiest people in the world,” you wonder?