Have you ever heard the saying tall, dark and handsome?
Well, in Denmark, that doesn’t apply to men! In fact, it can be said that Danish women are tall, dark and handsome!
Here are some facts you didn’t know about Danish women.
The 1,200 calories a day fact
The average Danish woman consumes 1,200 calories a day and is one of the most protected groups in Europe.
Their risk of breast cancer is half that of other countries and endometrial cancer is virtually nonexistent.
The women’s life expectancy at birth has been calculated to be 83 years old and their daily life is filled with gender equality and amusement parks.
However, Denmark has been rated as the world’s most corrupt country due to its level of political corruption and despite transgender people being legally allowed to change their gender, they still face discrimination by society.
The 35% divorce rate fact
Danish women are known for their almond-shaped eyes, blonde hair and their progressive outlook on society.
But there is much more to the story of Danish women than many people realize. For example, did you know that in Denmark, a woman’s legal rights are still not as extensive as those of men?
Or that transgender women in Denmark have only been able to change their gender marker on government documents since 2012?
David Ebershoff says that gender roles may be up for grabs in America, but they are even more complicated in Denmark because of its 19th century constitution which establishes a constitutional monarchy.
The 99% literacy rate fact
Danish women enjoy a 99% literacy rate, and the country’s life expectancy of 79.8 years is among the world’s highest – with many other European countries far behind.
This has had a lot to do with Denmark’s history, culture, and policies over time. For example, in the early 20th century there was a huge push to make Denmark more progressive and egalitarian by introducing suffrage for both sexes and abolishing class distinctions.
In addition, the Danish language was simplified in order to make it easier to learn, which helped greatly with education reform.
Niels Hoyer, the Prime Minister of Denmark from 1920-1922, did an immense amount to improve the lives of children and adults alike.
Magnus Hirschfeld is widely known as one of the earliest gay rights activists and he founded what would become a popular organization for gay rights known as The Scientific Humanitarian Committee.
And Gerda Gottlieb came up with various reforms that included childcare benefits, maternity leave benefits, paid holidays for employees with children under 14 years old and better protection against dismissal or layoff just because they were pregnant or too old.
Danish women consume more alcohol per capita than any other European nation
It’s no secret that Danish women are some of the most liberated in the world, but did you know they also drink more than anyone else on the continent?
It turns out that Denmark’s heavy drinking culture has a lot to do with its flexible work hours.
Danish politicians enacted a law making it illegal for employers to demand that their employees clock in and out for each day at work.
This means employees can come and go as they please without jeopardizing their job status or benefits.
They’re not required to spend time working when there’s no need. Employees can take off when they want to focus on family obligations or get ahead of themselves if they have enough saved up from previous months.
In other words, Danes don’t fear unemployment like many other Europeans because there is very little pressure put on them by employers in this regard.
70% would consider having an affair
Danish women have a reputation for being the happiest and most content in the world. But, that doesn’t mean they are immune to temptation.
A survey from Danske Bank found that 70% of Danish women would consider having an affair if their spouse was cheating on them or had just died.
And according to research by the National Marriage Council, there is not a big difference in divorce rates between Denmark and other European countries.
Just over 50% of marriages end in divorce in Denmark, whereas it is about 53% for Sweden and Norway, 60% for Italy and Portugal, 73% for France and 74% for Greece.
Other Interesting facts about Danish Women
1) One in three women is a smoker–and that number jumps to two out of three when they’re over 70 years old.
2) The average woman has 1.8 children, with only 0.1% of Danish mothers giving birth to more than five children.
3) Denmark has more female politicians than any other country in Europe – 43% of their members of parliament are women, compared to just 22% for Britain and Germany.
4) Danish life expectancy rates have been on the rise recently. In 2000, it was 80.5 years; by 2008 it had increased to 81.3 years.
5) Even though many Danes still take vacations with their families (about 59%), couples account for about half of all Danish vacationers – single vacationers come in at 37%.
6) A recent study found that Danish women were happier than men or women from anywhere else in Europe!
Danish women are politically active. In their country, the parliament has a 40% female representation and in the EU Parliament, Denmark is ranked 4th with 27% female representation.
Dating a Danish woman is an experience that will be different than dating someone from the U.S. or anywhere else in the world, for that matter. Here is a surprising thing you may not know about dating Danish women: As one of the most socially progressive countries in the world, there’s no stigma to being single and childless like there is in other cultures.
Danish women are often stereotyped as being high-achievers in their careers and personal lives, which may be true. However, they are also seen as less physically attractive than other nationalities.
Danish women are said to love with their whole hearts, which means they’re not afraid to show it. Although they’re typically very independent and self-sufficient, Danish women also don’t hesitate to ask for help when they need it.