Dating in Sweden might conjure up dreamy images of candlelit dinners in minimalist Nordic apartments, or snowy hikes with well-toned nature lovers.
But international professionals — there are more than half a million foreign citizens of working age in Sweden according to national statistics — hoping to find a relationship face a challenge in a nation that boasts the highest proportion of singles in Europe.
Almost half of Swedish households are made up of childless single adults, compared with less than a third across Europe, on average, according to the European Union’s number-crunching agency, Eurostat.
Moving to a new country is hard, but moving abroad without knowing anyone in your new homeland is harder. How do you cope?. That might not sound too shabby to a newly arrived unattached expat. But, behind the numbers is a cultural norm that almost outright promotes being single. Swedish cities are full of …
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