It does not mean that they are bad people; sex is simply a natural thing for young people to have experienced in Denmark.
You have sex-ed all through primary and high school, and it’s normal for Danish parents to let their teenagers’ boyfriends/girlfriends sleep over as well.
Furthermore they don’t consider it weird (quite the opposite) to shamelessly flirt to the point that any normal human being would consider it a sign they’re into you.
My advice to any foreign woman here is to forget whatever rules you thought applied. There are no fouls, no outs, no red cards and of course no rule books.
But just because they send mixed signals, doesn’t mean you have to.
Play your own game, not theirs, and if you don’t catch them, then go and find another.
Mainly because every other piece of dating advice from Antipodean countries clearly states that if he’s not asking you, he’s just not that into you.
However, when I apply that logic here, I’m met with hordes of conflicting views.
The arrival of various dating apps might have changed how often the Danes go on dates with people they don’t already know, but the word ‘date’ is still used just as often about an already established couple who have been together for awhile.
80% of all 19-year-old Danes have had sex – so please don’t expect your Danish date to be a virgin.
Dating doesn’t come naturally to Danes, so they put a lot of pressure on themselves to get it right.