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.During my four months abroad I have put myself out there more times than I can count and have attended several functions as ways to meet new people.Don’t get me wrong, I have already met some wonderful people that I can see turning into great friendships.Perhaps a comparison will shed some light: In the film ‘Of Snails and Men,’ recently shown at Bíó Paradís, a Frenchman comes to a small Romanian town and asks a local girl out on a date. It is widely understood that what happens at the bar doesn’t really count.
Date 2: I have played volleyball since I was a little girl so when I moved to Iceland I thought joining a volleyball team would be a great way to meet people.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. And you can find out all about this person in a day, because you just have to ask the people who know him and you find out his dating history. People often don't get the chance to know each other — they've already made up their mind, because they already know everything about each other. I do have a few — a few, that sounded bad — I have some funny stories, I'd say. Actually, I've only gone on a real date once in my life. Also, I think without realizing it, most Icelandic girls are looking for that, and the ones who aren't go find someone from another country. I don't know actually, for real, because I don't have a type. It's very weird also, because we are so small that every time I meet a new guy and — let's say he adds me on Facebook — you can be pretty sure we have at least one friend in common, and usually it's more.