After all, I'd watched my fellow countrymen in film and literature charm the hell out of beautiful American women.
If a bumbling buffoon like Hugh Grant could steal Julia Roberts' heart in It was the summer of 2006 when I first landed in New York as a 19-year-old, laden with warnings about American girls: they're high maintenance, my friends told me.
I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship.
Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.
I’m a girl, an American-Indian girl, and therefore am not Swedish.
But I have a few Swedish girlfriends and they all have opinions of their fellow male counterparts. Swedish guys have done a good job of losing their balls over the years, part thanks to feminism, part thanks to super tight jeans that served as self castrating devices.
If you have the ability to speak to girls without being a pussy and make good conversation, again, major brownie posts.
So with a heavy heart, it was the end of a fairytale love affair.
Since then, I've spent six years dating American women in the search for "the one".
You also must think that Swedish women hate their fellow men.
It’s part true, more Swedish women are interested in foreign men than they are in other Swedes.
Please don’t comment that I’m stereotyping and stereotyping sucks, wah wah wah. Perhaps why Swedish women have a reputation of being blond/beautiful or why the negative reputation of being “sluts.” Or your experience dating a Swedish girl or being a Swedish girl and dating.