In this article we’re joined by prolific Youtube personality Aleksi Himself, aka Aleksi Linna who explains the ins and outs of the Finnish dating scene. Read on for a look into Finnish love life and culture, and check out Aleksi’s channel for useful knowledge on other topics about Finland.
How to date a Finn part I – women
Meeting and dating Finnish women doesn’t have to be a series of awkwardly misfortunate moments. The Finnish media is currently reporting that singles outnumber partnerships, so what’s the problem?
1. Finns are indecisive with Romance
Is it an overused generalization that Finnish men are too reserved, or are Finnish women just too beautiful, hence unapproachable? Where are some good spots, other than bars, for people to meet the opposite sex and form an attraction… especially for people who are shy by nature?
2. You can meet a Finn anywhere. After all, you’re in Finland
But when presented with a good setting for encounters, is there a lack of action? What constitutes the right setting for an appropriate ice-breaker? Are random encounters too infrequent?
I believe many Finns love it when you break their monotonous, everyday routines with an unexpected compliment in public. Only a handful of people are bold enough to shatter norms that give you an immediate upper hand in the dating pool.
3. Questions! Questions! Where should Finns start?
Well, what do Finnish women want? How do they like to be approached? I set out on a mission to answer these lingering questions by gathering some basic field research.
The evidence based on direct questioning points to Finnish women’s distaste for the insincere, humorless flirt — but don’t despair! There are other things men can do to capture a potential mate’s attention:
With these tips of the trade from real Finnish women your dating life is sure to improve!
How to date a Finn part II – men
In this tireless topic of dating in Finland, I also wanted to examine men.
What are men doing wrong? Is it all about the first move, and if so, why aren’t women helping the overly generalized “shy guys” by approaching them with uncomfortable compliments in public?
4. Even Finnish guys appreciate women who make the first move
When done properly, first-movers display confidence which Finnish men find sexy. Personally I love it when women approach me first, and I will surely give them credit for bravery!
5. You just can’t go wrong with humor
Finnish men also seem to favor a more romantic encounter rather than a cheesy bar oneliner, with humor being the winning trait on both sides of the gender scale. So women, don’t wait for someone to approach you! Check out what these guys had to say about meeting girls and what they find attractive.
6. Don’t be scared, it’s only dating…