When I started writing this blog I googled to see the questions which have been left unanswered and I noticed that this one came up a lot.
First let me say, Icelanders are in general not racist. I can at least speak for me and my friends when I say that race is not an issue when it comes to dating.
My parents, for example, share the same great x 6 grandparents but they aren’t really related.
It just sounds like it because they can actually trace this. Who knows you might even be more related to your spouse, you just don’t know it…
We like to have a drink together, buy ice cream or possibly take a stroll somewhere you aren’t likely to run into anyone.
Being such a small country you are always likely to meet someone you know and when it’s just the first date and you aren’t sure about this you usually don’t want to run into anyone.
First, there was Compare hotness, then Hot or Not and now there is Tinder.
Me (Ragnheiður) for example now looked up (Daði) my co-worker and we are related in the 7th link.
So this means that our great, great, great, great grandmothers were sisters.
So we and prefer weird places where we are unlikely to meet anyone.
Another common “first date” is grabbing hangover food the day after partying after meeting up downtown.