Norwegian men dating
Most Norwegians date much as they do in other European and North American countries, but rarely does a relationship become serious until the couple is in their mid-20s if not older.
Many young people want to establish themselves as individuals prior to marrying, which means dating is generally drawn out over time as individuals place education, careers, exploration, and owning a home as higher priorities than marriage.
Children are sometimes born prior to marriage, but most children are conceived willingly and parents, married or not, often share the responsibilities and household chores.
However, generous maternity leave laws mean mothers are still the primary care takers.
These things, much like gaining an education and starting a career, are often viewed as more important than marriage itself.
A part of this is because many people view marriage as simply a legal standing, plus few people put great weight in religious reasons that encourage marriage.