Had an interesting conversation with a new friend the other night about the receptiveness of Danes to online networking.
Copenhagen is not an easy place to make friends. People here have close-knit networks, often from early childhood, which they protect jealously.
The upshot being that when a newcomer arrives, he or she is treated civilly and courteously by work colleagues and acquaintances, but they will find it difficult to forge genuine connections and bonds.
Even Danes who move to Copenhagen admit that it’s difficult to make good friends here. Unless you’re at a party or someone new joins your company, the chances of meeting new people here are few and far between.
Which maybe explains why people turn to the net, not for dating, but just to meet likeminded people with similar interests.
A Dane will happily talk to you online and will readily agree to meet with you, but they are far less likely to start a conversation in a bar or cafe.