But as noted above, their original significance may have been lost in the mists of time and replaced by some other import.It is not simply about the passage of time and human forgetfulness, however.New communities developed, roads were widened and the countryside was opened up. Sweden gained prosperity but lost touch with its history.It has taken a long time for Swedes to restore a balance.In Sweden, many customs are closely associated with the changing seasons.Swedes celebrate summer with an intensity that can only be found in a people who have just endured a long, dark winter.So I’m back in Sweden for a week and have a little while to mingle/party/get smushed on the T-bana with the Swedes. However, after living in France for a year and a half, I knew what was going on with the French dating system (quite screwed up). Do Swedes date more than one person at a time before settling down with one person?
While other countries experienced conflicts and class divisions, Swedish citizens enjoyed a consensus of opinion and a belief in the future.
Young people closed their ears to the stories of their elders and refused to look back.
The future was just on the horizon and it was simply a matter of getting there as quickly as possible.
Now it struck me that dating swedish men is something more utopian (for me at least) but at the same time more confusing than it could ever be.
So I figured I should at least put down all my questions and observations on this blog in the hopes that folks will respond with their own experiences and observations.