Dating rules So to make it clear what I’m talking about: As far as I understand it, dating in so many non-Scandinavian countries may consist of a man asking a woman he doesn’t know very well to go out to dinner and/or a movie with him, his picking her up and dropping her off afterwards and his paying the bills and making the decisions, and the first date ends with a kiss at the most? If so, buckle up and see how we non-date in Scandinavia. Most Norwegian men a) Drink alcohol an are b) Atheists. I never got the point of the dating thing (even after living in California).
Dating rules – the Scandinavian version Dating, as mentioned above, is what we don’t do. I`ll make you a list of what we don’t do so you’re not confused: Edit: Someone pointed out that I hadn’t linked up to Scandinavia and the World. But it comes with a warning: If you start reading, you can`t stop. Silly, scripted, social rituals that are based on sexist clichés.
But dating was like a foreign language to me – as it is when I watch American movies and television shows.
So I might have gotten the dating “rules” of your country (which might *not* be USA and therefore not part of those American movie rules) entirely wrong and am thus making a big thing out of nothing.
Tinder then populates your Tinder profile with your Facebook profile picture (you can edit this, but you can only use a picture from your Facebook account, which gives you less opportunity to lie about what you look like than you would with other dating sites) and comes up with a couple of lines ‘about you.’ You then set your matching preferences (upper and lower age limit, the maximum distance you’d like the app to search for matches, plus whether you want to match for men, women or both).
Once you’re done, Tinder send your pictures of your recommendations, which you can either like (by clicking a heart button BECAUSE YOU LOVE THEM), or reject (by clicking a DIRTY GREAT BIG CROSS).
Spending a lot of time building a relationship and then finding the sex uninteresting is such a waste of time.
The Scandinavian word for ‘date’ is really old-fashioned and one my grandmother might have used but probably didn’t because I don’t think she dated either.