So here’s the big mistake I made here: I tried to play the Danish dating game according to New Zealand rules: if we like someone we ask them out (heaven forbid) out loud, we flirt with the objects of our affections and not with our friends, and we consider the opposite sex a thing to ‘date’ not to ‘befriend’. Most Danes consider a solid friendship as the only way to start a relationship – the thought of an ‘awkward’ date or blunt comment like “I like you” is way too much for them to handle.

Most Danes I know have hooked up with half their friends and dated about a quarter of them.

You don't date a Dane because Danes don't date. You are boyfriend/girlfriend (kærester pl, kæreste sg, gender neutral) with a Dane.

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Don't just wander in to a local bodega in Vesterbro and sit down.

They tend to be pretty protective of their bars there.

Have a seat in the bar, come early (around 5/6 pm) and chat a little with the bartender.

In the course of the next couple of hours, the general rule is that the people around the bar would start talking to you, when you show an interest in engagement, by talking to the bartender.

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We have expert bloggers and articles covering the steps you’ll take, questions, date ideas, conversation tips and much more to help you along the way.Furthermore they don’t consider it weird (quite the opposite) to shamelessly flirt to the point that any normal human being would consider it a sign they’re into you.My advice to any foreign woman here is to forget whatever rules you thought applied. There are no fouls, no outs, no red cards and of course no rule books.A rule when choosing the right place, is that it shouldn't be located to deep in resident areas, but rather be on the border to the city center.If you have to go more than two streets away from a main street, this is typically a bar you should steer clear off, at least as a foreigner looking to make new friends and maybe a girlfriend.I think the best dating site would be a typical Danish bodega, especially if you're in Copenhagen, or any of the larger cities.