|Meet the Danes. For real!
They need time
. You need patience
. The Danes (as all other Nordic people) need that extra time to get to know you better, slowly but surely. Then they can become your best friends ever. You need to make that little extra effort not to put pressure on them, to accept or befriend you. A safe path to follow is through common interests
Food is one of them. No no, they will not invite you to eat together to get to know you, nor should you try to invite them for the same reason (too pushy). But you can’t deny that they are kind and inclusive overall: they accept and promote diversity.
Some might even make a leap of faith and (yes!) invite you for dinner at their house to show you true Danish hospitality and culture. To be specific, you invite yourself to dinner at their house. They simply accept the invitation and then -drum roll- they open their house to welcome you.
This all happens on the Meet the Danes platform where foreign guests and Danish hosts meet and arrange for hygge dinners at the latter’s home. They cook and serve a 3-course meal with beer or wine included in the price (around 75 euros or 85 US dollars). Also, culture sharing and much talking are included in the agenda.
These are your real Danish friends!