Instead, my Swedish companion “allowed” me to pay for half the meal.
When the bill came, I offered to help pay as I always do; a well-rehearsed token gesture of kindness, which I expected to be duly rebuffed.
He knows not how to approach a lady, carry a conversation, or to offer to pay. “Here nobody is supposed to take care of their own life or future and people consider the government responsible for everything.
That has colored the world of dating, and gone overboard.” So my dating failure can ultimately be attributed to an unforeseen side-effect of some grand experiment in social engineering?
Fika being a concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning, "to have coffee", often accompanied with pastries or sandwiches.
To be honest, it is cute to sit with your honey while drinking coffee and trolling through your Instagram feeds in silent.
Not exactly the culprit I was expecting, but then again, growing up in a capitalist system across the Atlantic, I had always been told that socialism is the root of all evil.
And now…it’s also the reason I’m still single in Sweden. Have you had any experience with cultural differences in the dating arena? For a copy of my FREE report, “The Top Three Mistakes Midlife Daters Make (and how to turn them around to find love now)” click here.
Nonetheless, these people LOVE a good weather chat, so be prepared.
-Slow to commit, or open up in any sort of emotional capacity is the way these men operate.
Lines and waiting are a normal part of being Swedish.