He’d never assume that you won’t be able to get over that puddle of water without his help.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).
Although it might still be a bit early to change your status.
If you’re dating a Swedish guy you should be aware that he probably won’t try to woo you in the classical ways.
If you would have asked someone you know to go out for drinks, that would have been very difficult to say that it’s not a date, which is why goes well, you’ll likely start texting each other a couple of times a day.
I might add that texting is the preferred channel of communication with Swedish guys.
Try not to get offended or assume that he’s not into you if he doesn’t bring you flowers, if he doesn’t hold the door up for you, if he doesn’t pay for the movie or if he doesn’t offer to walk you home.
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.
All kinds of people, too – waiters, policemen, the guards at the Vatican Museums, shop keepers.
This dating culture differs a lot from Sweden’s, and it just goes to show that if you want to make it in the dating game in unknown territory, you’d do well to find out which rules apply there first.
My international friends from university asked me today to explain how dating works in Sweden.
Apparently they have trouble getting into the rules of the Swedish dating game.
It’s important to keep track of whether he ends his text messages with meaning ”kiss”.