Danish dating etiquette

If a person is ‘hygge-like’ it means they have a good and relaxed presence about them.

This will win you many friends during your travels. It’s like asking a butcher for a vegan-friendly alternative. This does not mean to say that Danes are always serious and without humor.

You’re pedaling happily away, taking a right corner without signaling. This might sound like a contradiction, considering how highly Danes value good manners.

Make no mistake, Danes are polite and respectful, but the lack of social pleasantries might shock non-Scandinavian travelers.

It is nothing strange for a working mother to balance a successful career and a family life, and Danish women are proud of this achievement.

As mentioned, there is only one proper way to act in Denmark under most circumstances.

People tend to be punctual and precise, and will expect the same common courtesy from those they meet.

Play by these rules, and you will find Danes warm and welcoming...

The place of honor at the table is to the right side of the host because most people are right-handed.

Unless protocol is being observed, other guests should not be seated according to their importance.

Danes firmly assert that there is no such thing as decaf. They are outspoken and lively once they warm up to you, but in serious conversations, they will not mince words.

It might just be a conspiracy theory, for all they care. While most Danes enjoy companionship and are generally laid back, there are certain formalities are observed and practiced throughout Denmark.

It is never correct for guests to shift name cards or take a seat at a table other than one to which they have been assigned.

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