This might also have something to do with the alcohol you’re (most likely) drinking.
Claire selflessly shares a blush-worthy moment in order to open our eyes the ways of the Swedish dating world. From Vikings to Vampires, it’s fair to say that they’ve kept us all enthralled for several centuries now. On my way out of the bar, I would make a little detour past his table, slip him a note with my name and phone number on it with an alluring smile, then disappear into the night, leaving behind a sense of mystery and intrigue. I left behind less a sense of mystery and more a dent in his sweater from where my nose awkwardly smooshed into it. At that point I was just relieved not to give him a thumbs up or tap the side of my nose or mime being stuck in a box.Not least because, when your only option is to wait for the guy to call, if he doesn’t it’s difficult not to feel rejected even if you were hoping he wouldn’t.In Sweden, the ball is in both of our courts: if there is no second date, it is equally because he didn’t call and I didn’t either. It’s terrifying and horrible and you might accidentally make a dent in someone’s sweater with your nose, but there’s nothing like exhilaration when you get that phone number!I *might* have once been caught by the guy in question doing a dance of triumph (which consisted mostly of the running man) for my friends.. And ‘make the moves’ doesn’t stop with the first move, either: it’s fun in general to sit the driver’s seat, deciding whether or not to call after a date rather than sitting by the phone wishing and hoping.Please note: The event information above has been added by the organiser.