Yet you see Danish men and women in parks in the summer, sitting alone on blankets, or in cafes in the winter surrounded by their buddies or girlfriends with their hair carefully gelled, lonely and horny but contemptous of anyone who dares to approach.
The icebreaker of course, is alcohol, and I have little doubt that if it vanished from the Earth tomorrow Danes would never reproduce.
Denmark, Sweden and Norway were ruled together under the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.
Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until outside forces dissolved the union in 1814.
Hearts made of flowers, chocolate, pasta or cake are just a few examples of the available options.
Shrovetide is a children’s festival, they dress up – usually on Quinquagesima Sunday – and go around with their collection tins which they try to get filled with money.
An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a highly developed mixed economy.They’ll make fun of you; they’ll think you’re desperate. What men want of course, is the same thing that has produced a world population currently approaching 7 billion.Most women want the same thing, although they’d probably like it to last longer than three minutes.On my very first night in Copenhagen, I went with an American girlfriend to a downtown discotheque. I think Zulus or spacemen would have found some way to communicate with us, but this was apparently beyond the capability of three well-educated Danes.I’m a blonde, and she’s an attractive black woman, so you could say we had something for every taste. Three men sat across from us, a distance of approximately 25 centimeters. Finally, fortified by gin and tonics, we spoke to them first, and they turned out to be nice guys.