Denmark can be rather odd and our customs just as strange.
I will try to outline some of them so people visiting us don’t make mistakes and risk police involvement.
The first issue is girls:
- Rule number one is that you should not take notice of their clothing. I is not clothing or lack of it which should make you decide to touch them. Only about 100 women in Denmark wears burka, so if they are not wearing one it is not equal permission to touch.
- Girls aged below 15 are no-go! Because they often wear makeup – ask for a drivers license. Even when they are naked because their parents lack the ability to provide them with the proper clothes as you will notice at Danish beaches they are no-go!
- Girls aged between 15 and 18 are protected by a Romeo and Juliet law. If you are in the same age group you can ask them out for a coffee (and no touching on the first date). If you are older they are no-go even when you are able to talk them into something given your life-experience. Sugger-dads are not looked at very well if the girls are so young.
- When they are aged above 18 you cannot touch them on the streets unless you know them in person.
Keep to these simple rules above and you will not get in trouble.
Danish newspapers are flooded with articles about women being touch and spanked in public streets due to the migration crisis where a lot of new people enter Denmark not knowning our small strange culture. I hope this article helps explaining the guests how our houserules are.