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Swedes don't "date" the way you guys do, so you're kinda spot on with you analysis.
However, seeing as you're on reddit, you've probably heard of the Internet.
I have dealt with the same, but opposite, problem both in the UK and North America but I wouldn't say that it's awkward.
Different cultures and people simply have different ways of doing things.
I wouldn't say that Swedes don't talk about their feelings, we just don't expect the conversation to have a certain outcome because of our actions. I do agree that 'dating' or whatever is much less formal in Scandinavia in the early stages, however, having lived practically all my life in Scandinavian countries and having recently moved to Canada. Well, perhaps relationships, but only if they're at all in or near one, either coming or going.
Have fun with it and perhaps the Swedish way makes you uncomfortable, but then you know it's not for you. Angsty teenagers and second-chance-at-lifers excluded, I've never heard a Swede gripe about not being in a relationship unless they're actually interested in someone already.
In modern days we have just added more layers to it but the reason we agree to "date" is still because we want to sleep with someone.
Hmm, I have never reflected on this being a general phenomena, rather than just being me.
And people appear to be a little hesitant to try to communicate and find out.
As a Swedish ex-pat I fully see where you're coming from.
If you're also moderately attractive; create an account on various dating sites, clearly stating you're British.
Match with a few girls, chat with them to see if theyre girlfriend material, sleep with them and then take it from there. But also I think it's not that there is a lack of dating or sex to be found here, but that no one is really sure of what's going on for too long.
In short Sweden isn't Christian enough for what most westerners call "dating".