Dating culture in iceland
That’s also the reason why Europeans are notoriously single and complaining about it.
Europeans are a lot less likely to just date anyone in order to see how it goes, but will always find some minor detail to be a horrible, insurmountable flaw in the other person.
This is exactly the problem that Europeans face, they make finding a partner an endless quest that resembles the quest of the grail, over complicating their lives and sometimes missing out on necessary learning experiences of short-term failed relationships.
Iceland is one of the most sexually liberated societies on the planet earth according to a blog on the Rooster.
The Roster blog goes on to theorize the reasons for the absence of dating culture quoting literature like “Paradise Reclaimed”, by author Laxnes where it basically sais that love hadn’t reached the island in the 1800 and for its hard conditions, mating was for surviving therefore “love is as rare as the sun”.
Quite a big statement, although the author adds that the dating culture in Iceland is “backwards”, beginning “with drunk sex and ends in … The blog is written from the point of view of a north American, so the dating etiquettes seem wild at best to the writer who talks about a “fuck first, names later” way of meeting people, setting Iceland apart from “the rest of the developed world” when it comes to dating.Of course this is obviously not true for every single American, but it is the view that is generally conveyed to the outside.In reality, though, American couples are often still getting to know each other when they are already together, and could easily end up holding their partner’s best friend’s hand in the next instant.The perceived promiscuity of the islanders is in fact infamous as is covered in Grapevine, and Airline Company Iceland Air capitalized on it in the nineties by turning Iceland into “a hot destination” for so-called “dirty weekends.” and thereby certainly did its part in spreading that message, or myth, depending on the position you take, by actually using catchphrases like “Fancy a dirty Weekend in Iceland?” “One Night Stand in Reykjavík”, “Miss Iceland Awaits” and “Get lucky in Reykjavik”.