A part of this is because many people view marriage as simply a legal standing, plus few people put great weight in religious reasons that encourage marriage.Despite the delay, and at times lack of belief in marriage, people in Norway still marry in significant numbers.As a disclaimer I must say they are probably not all revealed here, just those I’ve managed to catch despite poor Norwegian language skills and many cultural misunderstandings.I found out that the Norwegian art of seduction is based on three basic principles. In any setting (a metro, a party, a bar) a man or a woman will look at you directly in the eyes for several seconds.Despite the delay in marriage, many Norwegians find themselves in committed relationships through the dating process, which often leads to living together and even having children (most first born children in Norway are born out of wed-lock).These things, much like gaining an education and starting a career, are often viewed as more important than marriage itself.I’ve also lived in several non-Scandinavian countries for longer periods – USA, Greece, Germany and Italy, when I was young and single and thus in the dating segment.
Here it is a little Post-it hidden in the guy’s pocket. It is only after some years in Norway that I realised that men do flirt in their own peculiar way in order not to do anything that might invade your private space.p So conclusion number one: men won’t do anything more than just looking at you for a few seconds to show interest because they are shy and/or scared and/or very respectful of women. The second basic principle is logically linked to the effect of the first principle. Scandinavian women work for it, whereas we sit there and bat our eyelashes.Many young people want to establish themselves as individuals prior to marrying, which means dating is generally drawn out over time as individuals place education, careers, exploration, and owning a home as higher priorities than marriage.Most Norwegians date much as they do in other European and North American countries, but rarely does a relationship become serious until the couple is in their mid-20s if not older.Relationships, Marriage, & Family Life in Norway Relationships and marriage in Norway are fairly relaxed compared to most countries in this world.Like many of its neighbors, Norway is a very liberal country that views relationships and marriage quite differently than they did a century ago.