If you are planning to visit Denmark and/or conduct business there, this guide will help you crack the cultural code and shorten the adjustment period as much as possible.Denmark at a glance: Location: Northern Europe Founded: 8th century Capital city: Copenhagen Territory: 42,925 km Population: 5.7 million Language: Danish (English and German widely spoken)GDP per capita: $ 46,976Currency: Danish krone Government: Parliamentary monarchy Located in Northern Europe and generally regarded as a part of the Scandinavian cultural space, Denmark is a unique country in too many ways to count. I’ve asked my Danish male friends, and they say they’re reacting to Danish women.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.I get a lot of mail from readers of my blog, but a lot of the mail I get is on one particular topic.Swedes and Danes have a lot in common, but there are still some differences. That’s not what I consider to be the point of holding doors (it’s a sweet gesture, nothing more, nothing less), but the Danes decided there would be equality everywhere. Just as with the housework, you share the responsibility.Read on to find out what it’s like dating the Danes. Don’t expect to be a stay at home mom, rather expect that the man will do half the work.
And one from late last year: ”I’m a gay African American male who would like to date a Dane. ’ Basically, a lot of the mail I get is from men, wanting to know how they can get some action in Denmark. I know of several babies of mixed heritage here in Denmark. That’s because the process that works in much of the rest of the Western world doesn’t work in Denmark. But first, let me tell you another thing that will get you rejected.Are you still looking for your Valentine, or maybe you have already found her/ him?Choose your favorite pet name for your sweetheart, give compliments, or use some of the more daring ways of saying that someone is hot.It’s seen as bragging if you talk too much of your victories in life. Chances are his love will be more expressed by cleaning the dishes, helping you out with everything and so on. You might need to help him along in the romance department. If someone is interested in you he might ask you out for a coffee, which is somewhere in between hanging out and having a date.There’s ego in Denmark, as there is anywhere, there just isn’t a culture of telling people what you’ve achieved. Not unlike the British, Danish men tend to love their beer. Not surprisingly, a lot of love stories start at parties after a few beers. Though as anyone else, he’s likely to light candles ever so often. He might invite you to hang out with his friends, or suggest you do things together, but often it’s less formal than the American dating system.As you probably already know, Denmark is a maritime country, with a very long coast that touches on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as well as the straits that connect these two large bodies of water.In fact, its territory consists of a mainland peninsula known as Jutland and more than 440 named islands, 74 of which are inhabited.It’s not a large country, but it commands a lot of respect on the continent due to its strong economy, advanced legal system and very good record in terms of respect for rights of its own citizens and foreigners alike.Its geographic position in the heart of Europe contributes to its political relevance and status as a trading hub, while their society owes a lot to Danish history (Danes are descended from Vikings) and to influences coming from Germany, Netherlands and other nearby states.Now, in Hollywood, they’d have that guy standing on a box, to look taller, or have the actress standing in a hole, to look shorter. He doesn’t take you in his arms and kiss you until you’re breathless. But they can occasionally err a bit on the soft side.In the Danish film, there was no attempt to hide it. I had to admit, I couldn’t focus on the love scene. If you are a romance novelist, the Danish man is not your dream man. For example, a few weeks ago, we had a big storm in Denmark, and it knocked down some large trees.