Girls, don’t read anything into it if the guy doesn’t pay, you’re expected to split the bill in the name of equality.
If you want to ask out someone that you already know, from work for example, you usually skip the night out and go directly to the This is because the concept of a date almost doesn’t exist in Sweden.
If you’re dating a Swedish guy you should be aware that he probably won’t try to woo you in the classical ways.
All kinds of people, too – waiters, policemen, the guards at the Vatican Museums, shop keepers.
This dating culture differs a lot from Sweden’s, and it just goes to show that if you want to make it in the dating game in unknown territory, you’d do well to find out which rules apply there first.
If you would have asked someone you know to go out for drinks, that would have been very difficult to say that it’s not a date, which is why goes well, you’ll likely start texting each other a couple of times a day.
I might add that texting is the preferred channel of communication with Swedish guys.