And as far as I know, this is not a trend on internet dating sites. There is a remarkable amount of shit-listing of Denmark going on. Let’s go ahead and call that an innocent oversight, shall we? The upshot is, you are not going to the cinema with your Danish course mates, and so your friends will naturally end up being people who remember to communicate in a language you understand when making social plans. In the meantime, like us on Facebook for features, guides and tips on upcoming events and follow us on Twitter for links to other Copenhagen academia news stories.
Danes do not tend to make a lot of new friends of any background after they finish their studies. And you just need to be ready for that if you are serious about moving here.
Naturally, after such a courtship, your thoughts turn to co-habitation. Well, if I wanted to doggedly continue with this over stretched analogy… The answer is: Unless you put an extraordinary level of effort into entertaining yourself: No.
But a quick once-over with the old Google search engine and … it would be a bit like coming across someone’s Myspace blog about a breakup with the person you were courting. Compared to similar countries, Denmark does not come out very well. The language barrier is a serious impediment to happiness.
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Or their Tumblr, if we want to be all twenty-teens about it. Compared to similar countries, let’s go ahead and say France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands (let’s leave the other Scandies to one side for now), it’s not really anything to shout about. This is not really improved by saying: ‘Well, it’s Denmark.
A lot of people living in Denmark have written on the internet ‘OMG What The Fuck? You should speak Danish.’ That does not, with the best will in the world, get your pipes fixed when you are fresh of the boat and need a plumber.
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We have enough to sort through on our screens (and in our lives) as it is – who has time to swipe through yet another feed?