okt. - What is the Swedish version of a “date?” 4. Do Swedes date more than one person at a time before settling down with one person? 5. Do men prefer that women take the lead (i.e. make the moves)? 6. Does it really take forever for people to get married in Sweden? 7. How does a second date work? 8. jun. - Dating in Sweden: The Essentials. Sweden is very general neutral and most people really try and avoid some of the gender stereotypes from other European countries. Be a gentleman but don't be patronizing or “the man” that decides for your date. That won't go down very well. Especially on a first date. aug. - As an American woman who has a lot of Swedish male friends–and spent some time over there–I really love the fact that things like the money situation in a date setting are seen that way. I never did get why one person (namely the man) is always expected to fork out the cash. If I have it on me, cool beans.