Casual Dating In Norway
I have lived in Norway for a whole year now, and thoroughly enjoyed the country. I could go on about climbing Pulpit Rock or the Geirangerfjord. But I am here to talk about Norway’s single most beautiful feature, its woman. What can I say, I have always had a weakness for blonds, and Norwegian hair comes in every shade of gold. Among these mountains one finds quintessential beauty in the female form. Perfect completions, complimented by the bluest eyes, curious and piercing, they see all.
They aren’t just good looks. Woman hold a strong place in Norwegian society. They are found in professional and leadership positions in all walks of life. They speak their minds, treat them with as much respect as you would pay a man. I did not find this a problem, coming from a culture where woman pay for dates, and a man does the dishes. Just be aware, that a Norwegian woman was brought up as capable as you, she expects to be treated such. They are proud of their femininity and their intellect. The whole package, brains and beauty.
I joined a casual hook ups online dating platform (see here), to meet exciting woman. These platforms are popular in Norway, and I am glad it’s the case. Online dating always simplify the process for a foreigner. I only managed to keep one of my hook ups casual. The first woman I meet with, had no intention of starting any form of relationship. She was also a little cold, and this deterred me. This is a personal observation, and I do not want to offend anyone. Maybe it was just me, but I noticed that the Norwegian people are hard to warm up to. Once you get to know them they are among the nicest people on earth. I just think their society has a reserved demeanour. Anyway this woman did not make it as apparent she was interest as I would have liked and I felt no spark. It did lead to sex but we left it at that and after two dates stopped contacting each other.
The second woman I meet up with now calls herself girlfriend. She is painfully beautiful, intelligent and I love her. I guess neither one of us were very good at the casual part of the hook up, but no complaints here. I liked the no expectations place from which our relationship began, it allowed us to be ourselves long enough to fall in love. It is during this beginning stage, where passions soar for someone still a stranger, that most my relationships cash and burn. We are well past that now and the future looks bright and promising. One thing is for sure and that is I am not leaving Norway anytime soon.
I owe online dating a whole chapter of my life and would advise anyone on the fence about its benefits to give it a try. I can be daunting to meet with a complete stranger and try find common ground but a six months on it feels silly that this person you are so comfortable with, so yourself with.