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This might be loneliest country for expats

Posted on November 6th, 2016

by Expats living in Rome


Dating in Sweden might conjure up dreamy images of candlelit dinners in minimalist Nordic apartments, or snowy hikes with well-toned nature lovers.

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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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Source: BBC



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