The only girl present not to have met her boyfriend at a bar was also the only one who was seeing a German guy. If you were to go out on a date with someone, say to the movies or a coffee shop, you would invariably bump into someone you know.
We were at an Icelandic Eurovision party in Berlin, and this was indeed the way things worked back home.
Apparently, Iceland is a Matriarchal society, where women rule the family.
They are independent and unafraid of making the first move. Of course, as a former journalist, I must examine both sides and I am certain that this does not represent the entire country.
And the meeting there will almost always be coincidental. Much better then to wait until the lights go out, everyone you know has gone home, is too drunk to care or engaged in their own business.
Another conclusion is that women are sexually empowered on the island and the author proclaims that the speculated “national Icelandic belief that women and men are equal players in the same game has directly contributed to the country’s liberal atmosphere of casual sex.” “One Night Stand in Reykjavík”, “Miss Iceland Awaits” and “Get lucky in Reykjavik”.The Roster blog goes on to theorize the reasons for the absence of dating culture quoting literature like “Paradise Reclaimed”, by author Laxnes where it basically sais that love hadn’t reached the island in the 1800 and for its hard conditions, mating was for surviving therefore “love is as rare as the sun”.Ok, ok, so I haven't been there, nor do I condone such blasphemous behavior as female exploitation - but I feel it is my duty as the 'Silicon Valley Bachelor' to inform you of places to 'attract the interest' of the opposite sex.Since there are no good places in Silicon Valley, let's look at a hidden gem (so I'm told): Iceland!!!