The lack of dating in Iceland creates a fascinating bang progression.In America, it would take a certain number of digits, kisses, and dates to get one bang.Notice how in my night game breakdown there is absolutely nothing about going on dates with girls.If you’re moving to Iceland permanently, get as many numbers as you want, but if you’re only there for a short time, asking for phone numbers from girls you meet in the bars or clubs is a dumb move.In his novel "Paradise Reclaimed, (‘Paradísarheimt’)," Iceland’s Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness writes, “That which we now call love had not yet come to Iceland.People mated without romance, according to the wordless laws of nature and in conformity with the German pietism of the Danish king.
A Strange Kind Of Paradise In his novel ‘Paradise Reclaimed,’ (‘Paradísarheimt’) Iceland’s Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness writes of the time romantic love came to Iceland.
No ice hockey The ice hockey world championship games are in full swing and the whole world is watching, holding its breath. Finding news about it in Icelandic takes some serious digging, whereas
One little island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean does not care at all. There’s barely a note that the ice hockey world championship is even going on.
The word love survived in the language, certainly, but only as a relic from a distant unknown age when words meant something quite different from now; perhaps it had been used about horses.” And while that passage could be taken many ways — like that people found partnerships of convenience rather than love in order to survive in a harsh climate — it's commonly cited as literary evidence that finding the mythological and overly idealistic "one" has always been a much smaller priority in Iceland than it has elsewhere.
Two-hundred odd years later after that passage was written, love — as Americans think of it — seems to almost as rare in Iceland as sunlight during the winter.