Most Danish women prefer honesty, compassion and a little bit of excitement over a sports car and a mansion.So don’t try and big yourself up too much and as the cliché goes, be yourself. Danish women can’t resist a badly pronounced rødgrød med fløde, it simply sends them wild.One of the most noticeable traits about Danish women, and Danes in general, is that they aren’t too fussed about your financial position.Just because your bike is a hand-me-down and your shoes aren’t designer doesn’t mean you are out of the running.You will go from being a slightly grumpy, a little podgy and kind of balding expat to being as irresistible as a cross between a baby Shih Tzu puppy and Brad Pitt circa 1996.OK, maybe not quite, but they will appreciate you attempting their ridiculously difficult Danish language and a little bit of effort goes along way.One thing that I've heard time and time again from Danish women is that their male counterparts are hopeless at flirting, or at least at flirting well.
As an expat, you may have naively left the airport with a sense of safety that the years of honing your irresistible charm will be enough to navigate the minefield of finding love in Denmark. If dating and love are literally a battlefield, you would be strictly following the Geneva convention while that lovely Danish woman has no problem with a little bit of chemical warfare. Danish women, they say, like to do things for themselves. I get a lot of mail from non-Danish women trying to figure out if the Danish man they’re dating is interested in them. I’ve asked my Danish male friends, and they say they’re reacting to Danish women.For one thing, Danish people seem to think that talking to strangers is uncouth.Ask Danish men why they don’t chat up women, and they say that women don’t want to be approached.