Having lived in Aarhus for more than six months now, I have the feeling that there is nothing else in between.Once you found your elephant you are going to hug him forever. They run freely and seem to be immune to the International Codes of Seduction and Relations.Harder than exams and the cold winter, dating in Denmark is a struggle that none of us expected to be so difficult.“Attempting to date a Dane is a strenuous process, a journey filled with bad pilsner, dark jokes, uncomfortable silences and questions. If you think about it, it’s a beautiful thought: it doesn’t matter which country you come from, your age, skin colour or psychological trauma, nobody succeeds at dating a Dane.
Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.A grand total of 28.337 marriages and partnerships were registered in Denmark last year. In these circumstances, what can a bunch of foreign students do? For now, just hope the spring will bring some change and the warmer weather will make the pink elephants more… Can Danish men just be less like pink elephants, please?Mara Landa Martínez is a Cuban journalist and regular contributor to the project “Love Matters.” She is currently pursuing an international Master degree at Aarhus University.The dating culture in Denmark is an incomprehensible aspect of the Danish way of living for many internationals.Cuban journalist Mara Landa Martínez digs deep into the daily frustrations of female expats in the region.