People date multiple people without really telling what’s going on and then all of a sudden things become official — “he’s my boyfriend now.” It is not acceptable for women to ask men out (believe me, it never works out even if he said yes on that first date). I want to be able to pay my way, not feel pressured, and hell, if I like that man, I ask him out. In a penultimate contribution to the ‘Witness’ series, Ruth Nordström, President of Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, discusses the Swedish ban against the purchase of sexual services and its contribution to the fight against trafficking for sexual exploitation.However, after living in France for a year and a half, I knew what was going on with the French dating system (quite screwed up). Do Swedes date more than one person at a time before settling down with one person? Now I know I have only been in Sweden a couple days (and will hopefully return permanently) but from reading various blogs and talking to Swedish girls, the dating system here is screwed up and really confusing. Led Zeppelin have been presented with many Gold & Platinum Records through out their illustrious career.Most of the ceremonies take place in an office or hotel with a few members of the press in attendance snapping photos of the band and their new shiny records.In fact, the Swedish government has had several issues to deal with.In spite of it representing its country as liberal and progressive, Swedes has been putting their government under pressure to investigate such issues as gay and lesbian marriages, the ordination of lesbian bishops and the growth of the sex industry in Sweden, including the large numbers of Thai massage parlours in Stockholm.
The ‘Swedish model’ – a ban against the purchase but not the sale, of sexual services – is gaining support across Europe.The criminalisation of the purchase of sexual services targets the demand, the sex-buyer and the prospective sex-buyer.As well as a growing number of Thai workers travelling to Sweden as seasonal workers, the number of Thai women arriving in Sweden has increased three fold over the last 10 years.Those lobbying the Swedish government highlight the number of Thai women who appear to be discarded by their male Swedish partners or seek help from Sweden's welfare agencies.Nagiba Daud, front, prays at Johannes Church in Sodertalje, Sweden.Please continue writing and sharing stories on the new dating Swedish men post.