As a foreigner in Norway, Norwegians may come across as cold and distant, especially if you’re from extroverted countries like the U.S., Canada, or the U.K. The locals in Norway just want to go about their business without ‘unnecessary’ small talk. The country is a lot like its other Scandinavian neighbors, where people don’t expect you to be suddenly interested in strangers. So, most Norwegians keep to their small circle of friends. Norway is located in Northern Europe. The remote Arctic Island of the archipelago of Svalbard and Jan Mayen form part of Norway. The mainland territory comprises the most northern and western portions of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The latest UN data shows that there are currently about 5,465,144 living in Norway. For comparison, the Norwegian population is around 1/8 of California’s population. The majority of the Norwegians are educated and independent at an early stage, and there is not much difference between men and women. Thus, you can argue the country’s economy is in the hands of a highly educated population. The country is also fairly small in landmass, with a total area of 385,207 square kilometers. Norway has one of the most thriving economies in the world, however, controlled by government spending and taxes.
In 2019, Oslo, the Norwegian capital, was ranked the third city in a list of Europe’s 50 best cities for singles. A 52.9% of the single-person households were recorded in the Norwegian capital, which is one of the highest proportions in Europe. And about 31% of residents in Oslo say they use dating apps – a huge number of ‘shy’ singles. Norway is one of the smallest countries in Europe where you can find that huge number of singles. Your chances of finding a single Norwegian woman improve when you stay closer to major cities like Oslo. Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, or Kristiansand. According to Big 7 Travel, a global website that lists the best towns for finding dates in Europe, Oslo is one of the best to visit if you are looking for someone special to date, either for an evening or even long term. Demographically, there are about 2.72 million men and 2.67 million women currently living in Norway, according to Statista. Thus in Norway, you find more single men than women, and there are more male single-person households than there are female single-person households.
Hence, it explains why single women in Norway are scarce and why dating can be difficult for men, especially foreigners. But with a better understanding of where and how to approach a Norwegian woman, you’ll enjoy one of the best dating experiences in Europe. Regarding looks and appearances, Norwegian women are mostly slender, tall, and fitness enthusiasts. They have small chins and have pale white skin. Contrary to the stereotype, blonde hair isn’t the only dominating hair color in the country. There are many Norwegian women with brunette, black, and sandy blonde hair. An accurate stereotype, however, is that Norwegians are pretty conformists, especially regarding how they dress. You can pretty much find 20 out of 40 people in a train station dressed in the same way and with almost all the women styling their hairs the same way. An interesting thing about the Norweigan people is that they are super tolerant. And even though they don’t like small talks, they do like mingling with foreigners who share some of their ways and culture (Other People From Scandinavia), especially during major celebrations.