Online dating – or “nätdejting” in Swedish – is booming in a country with a reputation for both shyness and tech-savvy innovations.
We’ve listed ten of the most popular sites and apps and looked at what sets each of them apart - just in time to get you a date for Valentine's Day. Tinder This global mobile app became all the rage among 20-somethings in Sweden in 2014, as well as travellers looking for some holiday fun.
This is a no-nonsense app for efficient, fast-moving singles.
Simply swipe right ("ja") if someone takes your fancy or left for no ("nej").
They can only strike up a conversation with you if you’ve both swiped right – so you won’t get unwanted messages from strangers.
Badoo is a dating site, but prefers to describe itself as a “social network”.
It’s also not Swedish (it has over 230 million members worldwide) but is very popular in Sweden – primarily because it’s free. It's also gained a bit of a reputation as a hook-up site, so if you're looking for something more serious it's perhaps best to read on.
This site is perfect for those of you who love to take magazine quizzes and questionnaires.It uses a maths-based matching system to pair you with compatible dates based on your responses to questions.As long as you know exactly what you're looking for – and you’re honest about it – then you’re likely to find a good match.But don’t be too picky or you’ll find your options are limited.It might not be scientifically accurate but as one reviewer expressed it: “there’s nothing like the thrill of getting a message from a 97 percent match”. Despite the English name it is in fact one of the most popular dating sites in Sweden for Swedes, with over 230,000 active members. Through the site’s search function you can search for people with the same interests as you, as well as criteria such as height and age.Unlike some of the bigger international dating sites you'll need Swedish to use this one.