' Puss' is often put on the end of text messages sent between (usually female) friends.
So you needn't worry that your colleague is either trying to get intimate with you or commenting on that spot on your chin.
This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
If your new partner isn't married, cheating or still stuck in their parents' nest, if they're over 30, there's a good chance they might be divorced (frånskild). Thanks to Swedish gender equality, any children involved usually spend alternate weeks with each parent, which means you could quickly end up spending a lot of time with them too.
The word for children in Swedish is 'barn' and the word for stepchildren is one of The Local's favourites in the Swedish language 'bonusbarn', putting a delightfully positive spin on preparing to spend Valentine's Day with little Jonas or Jessica alongside your new lover.
If this starts happening regularly, it could mean you're on the road to splitting up ('separera') or 'frånskild' (that divorce we mentioned earlier) and having to start all over again with that first awkward fika.
The divorce resources listed below provide helpful information about a range of important topics, all provided by experts and other knowledgeable individuals.
It's a bit like the Danish word 'hygge', a concept for 'cozy time'.
Not the most difficult word to translate from English, but worth a mention as Sweden was recently dubbed the STI capital of Europe.It's difficult to imagine organized Swedes running out of condoms, especially as unlike in North America or other parts of Europe, they more frequently come in packs of 30 rather than 12 (or three in the UK).Sexually-active Swedes are more likely than other Europeans to seek treatment for diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.You can have a fika with a friend, a relative or a colleague.You can also get asked to go for a fika by someone who fancies you, or someone you've already slept with (but perhaps barely spoken to). But whether you're officially on a date or not, Swedes are obsessed with coffee, so at least start off on the right foot by ordering a latte rather than a lemonade.If you have any questions or wish to include some information please contact us.