Modern finnish dating practices
"Unforgettable" Although no statistics on dating or pairing up are available, many foreign men have encountered the phenomenon first hand.Todd, a 25-year-old engineer from Australia, describes his recent nine-week business trip to Finland as unforgettable.For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.Politicians and education experts from around the world – including the UK – have made pilgrimages to Helsinki in the hope of identifying and replicating the secret of its success.Which makes it all the more remarkable that Finland is about to embark on one of the most radical education reform programmes ever undertaken by a nation state – scrapping traditional “teaching by subject” in favour of “teaching by topic”.Theoretically, it is related to Hungarian but in practice the two are not mutually comprehensible.
The other official language, Swedish, is spoken by around 6% of the population, most of whom live in the south west and are also speakers of Finnish.
"I've tried to explain to my mates in Australia how easy it was to find company in Finland. You must experience it first hand." Finnish women, he estimates, must simply love the Australian accent as they were not afraid to make the initiative.