Instead, he will always respect you and he will never assume that you are weak or bad at something just because you’re a girl.
He’d never assume that you won’t be able to get over that puddle of water without his help.
If you’re dating a Swedish guy you should be aware that he probably won’t try to woo you in the classical ways.
To keep the conversation non-datish, the subjects you talk about are usually very neutral ones such as the housing market, Stockholm versus Gothenburg, how great your i Phones are, or how much the public transportation system irritates you (actually, the Swedish public transportation system is among the best ones in the world).
Girls, don’t read anything into it if the guy doesn’t pay, you’re expected to split the bill in the name of equality.
Of course, this gives a generalized picture, and I’ve heard of people meeting each other in other ways (Hannes and I have a different story, I’ll tell you some other time).
But from my experience, this is one of the most common scenarios.
Eventually you’ll have another date, usually at the cinema, and if that goes well too, you’ll have what constitutes a relationship.
Although it might still be a bit early to change your status.
Many people see this as too forward and will get defensive if they are approached in this way.
So how do people approach one another when they go out?
When I lived in Italy, I often got approached by different men who wanted to ask me out.
All kinds of people, too – waiters, policemen, the guards at the Vatican Museums, shop keepers.
I might add that texting is the preferred channel of communication with Swedish guys.