Be positive Many guys are very clear in their dating profiles – almost rudely so – about what they don’t want or like.
Not only is this far too prescriptive, you also run the risk of coming across as overly negative.
Danish hygge, Swedish mys, and Norwegian kos all describe roughly the same thing. I have even heard people describe their sex life as “kos.” Our lives revolve around “kos.” Even working hard can be koselig, if you’re doing it with people you like.
We often try to translate it into words such as “nice” or “cozy,” but those only describe parts of what is “kos” or “koselig.” Kos means cuddling with your friend. This one really makes no sense, because word for word it translates as “glad in you.” In English, you love anyone and anything you have any kind of affection for. Fair enough, thought the Norwegians, but doesn’t that make it a little hard to distinguish who you care the most about?
No matter your gender or sexual orientation, dating can seem like a minefield.
Sometimes we meet the wrong people, choose a bad venue or fall head over heels with someone who just wants to be friends.
Here’s our go-to guide to navigating modern dating etiquette with ease It’s a scenario we can all relate to: you’ve had a great date, you want to see them again but you’re wary of coming on too strong.
Does the 3 day rule still apply or should you tell them how you feel immediately?
Whether we’re into bears, jocks or geeks, sometimes our narrow search criteria holds us back.If you’ve become fond of someone in Norway, say “jeg er glad i deg.” If you say “jeg elsker deg.” don’t expect to hear from them for a few weeks while they finish freaking out about having moved too fast.After nearly a quarter century in the country, this one still drives my dear mother insane.OUT: The 3 day rule IN: Constant communication Waiting three days before following up on a great date used to be one of dating’s most stringent rules but in the modern scene, anything more than a day is considered rude.In fact, most of us are permanently connected to our smartphones and are becoming accustomed to a culture of constant communication that extends to our dating lives.