The Ultimate Guide to Finnish Girls

What comes to mind when you think of Finnish girls? Blonde beauties? Saunas? Long nights by the fire? Yes, pretty much every guy on Earth (except those who actually know Finnish girls) has that idea.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but real life Finnish girls are not (always) as your mind paints them.

Now let me give you a quick 101 about Finnish girls in today’s article. If you want to learn more about the women in Finland, you will surely find this one interesting.

So let’s get this started and learn more about Finish girls. We’ll start with one of the most important things: what are they like?

Girls in Finland Are Not Hyper-Feminine (And You Will Be Thankful For That)

I hope you did not expect girly girls in Finland! That is not what you are going to get. Finnish women are, in fact, much lower maintenance than some guys I have met. And that’s a really good thing!

Don’t expect them to look like they came fresh out of a Scandinavian street style blog. Hipster-y attire and bold haircuts are not the norm.

In fact, they are pretty rare, although nobody is surprised to see a girl wear her hair in a weird way or dye it a funky color either. Just that it doesn’t really happen that often.

I really appreciate funky hair and accessories.

Remember that one time you dated a super high-maintenance girl? The one that would take hours to get ready and was always late.

Well, you’ll be happy to hear that due to their amazing natural beauty, Finnish girls don’t keep you waiting too long until they’re ready.

Finnish women are very casual about appearance. It is a friendly place, no matter how you look (more on that a little later).

You see a lot more people with visible tattoos and piercings as it is less of a stigma than it is in other countries.

There are also the funky haircuts and the notoriously extravagant streetwear. For the most part, though, it is warm jackets and bundling up in huge scarves. Let’s not forget exactly how far up North Finland is!

The niceness of your hair extensions and how glossy your lip gloss is suddenly less important when it is that cold. And when you’re that beautiful naturally.

Finnish Girls Are Open to Dating Foreigners

Another upside of Finnish women being so open-minded is they are happy to date a person from a different culture, a different religion, or a different race.

Brown and black men might even have an advantage in Finland since they’re still somewhat novel and exotic there.

They are exotic in a nation of very tall and very blonde people. And exotic is always good.

That being said, there is a growing community of African and Arabian immigrants. So far the country has been doing well, dealing with the racial tensions. Finns have managed to stay remarkably open and accommodating.

You can’t be sure how things will look like in a couple of years, though. For one, other races will definitely stop being so novel. Take advantage while you can!

And if you want to make it as easy as possible, don’t hesitate to try International Cupid – the best place right now for meeting Finnish girls.

They Are Trusting and Down to Earth

This one is not just for the women. Finnish people – both the men, as well as the women, in general, are very sweet, very polite, and sometimes a little gullible. As a guy in Finland, that means women will not have an issue coming back to your place.

That is absolutely not the case in other parts of the world. But it isn’t just the physical, either.

In all aspects of life, Finns are super friendly. Most Finnish girls, even those who look like future Victoria Secret models, are easy to approach and will not cut your day game in Helsinki off.


You Might Have Trouble Establishing A Deeper Connection

Chatting up girls on the street might be fun but how do you get to a date (or a relationship)? It might be trickier than you think.

As friendly and approachable as Finnish women are at first, getting them to give you their number or commit to a date is a whole different story. Why?

Well, they are not exactly upfront about their opinion of you. She might be all smiles when you guys first meet but that does not promise anything.

Just a side note here, that is the general rule for all girls (and all human beings, for that matter).

Being nice does not entitle you to everything. But my point about Finnish girls is different.

They can be… flaky. They might lead you on out of politeness. A typical mindset towards day game is ‘Well, it took him a lot of courage to come up to me, I can’t be a jerk.’

See how that doesn’t mean she is interested? Exactly my point. So how do you escape that? The answer is surprisingly obvious.

The Uncomfortable Truth about Chatting Up Girls

This is something I have always wanted to say and in the context of Finnish women, it is 100% true.

Getting someone to talk to you and be nice to you is no guarantee of success. Well, maybe excluding incredibly religious nations where this would be disrespectful.

A bit of flash psychology that you already know of.

People smile when they are nervous.

People make jokes when they are nervous.

People (and women in particular) hate confrontation. There are very few Finnish girls that would be nice and clear about their lack of interest.

So really, when you are spending your day chatting girls up it is mostly going to be you getting:

  • Fake names
  • Fake phone numbers
  • “Yeah, maybe I will add you on Instagram”

And other unproductive stuff like that. Or…

Online Dating… or Alcohol

Or, in other words, you need a social lubricant. At the end of the day, we are all desperate for attention.

Call it companionship instead of attention and you have yourself a nice Instragrammable quote. Whatever floats your boat.

The single easiest way to meet Finnish women is at clubs and bars, if you’re already there. Here is where the open-mindedness is in full swing. There is just something about that ethanol.

Bear in mind that drinks are pricey in Finland, as is the case of the cost of living in Finland as a whole (which may be a good thing or else a lot more people would have alcohol problems here) so getting girls… could also get pricey?

Your other option is dating sites and apps.

Tinder and International Cupid are the obvious favorites. They’re quick, they’re convenient.

I personally love using online dating when I am traveling: it’s the fastest and easiest way to meet people and it also makes potential rejections easier to handle.

It is a breath of fresh air. New people, and an entirely new dating culture for you to explore.

No, but as reserved as Finnish girls might be in real life, they get down to business real quick online.

One-night stands are the norm for both online dating and alcohol-related hook-ups.

Safety comes first and Finnish education apparently did a great job here. Which brings me to the last important question people have:

Are They Really That Promiscuous?

I have a problem with this statement on many levels. It’s illogical, for starters. I mean, who are you comparing Finnish girls to? If it is women who stay celibate until marriage then of course and by a lot.

But I am assuming (based on that little fantasy everyone has about Finnish women) that you yourself are not waiting until marriage. You want to do the wild thing now, right?

Fine, well, so do women in Finland.

I find a weird little parallel between the promiscuity issue and the looks. You see, people in Finland are just not that bothered.

It makes it really hard for people like me to generalize their opinions and attitudes for ‘ultimate guide to’ articles.

Generally speaking, yes, Finnish girls are a little ‘easier’ if you compare them to other Europeans (especially in the East). The cool thing about them is even if they don’t sleep around, they will not:

  • Judge and gossip about girls who do
  • Shame you for not seeking a long-term relationship
  • Be backward when it comes to intimacy or lack knowledge (out of some ‘moral reasons’)

Relationships Are Tricky, Though

When are they not?

Finnish women are gorgeous, down to Earth, and very open-minded. They are not always wifey material, though.

Finns marry older and tend to prioritise their careers. Biologically, that is a stupid decision (a pregnant 40-year-old will experience a higher risk of complications).

Culturally, it is right.

We are all aware of the ‘millennial problems’. They don’t bypass even relatively rich countries like Finland.

Wrapping up

The cool thing about Finland’s young people – including the girls, since this is what we’re talking about today, is they are not full of themselves.

They realize they have more growing up to do. This is particularly true for the girls (who are more in touch with themselves then guys will ever be).

It’s not easy to get them to commit. And she will be painfully nice when she informs you of that. You can’t be mad at that. And it is a bit frustrating. On the upside, open-mindedness, and super nice women.

I’m sure you will survive. And even thrive.

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2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Finnish Girls”

  1. So after chatting with many Finnish women online and doing research it’s too my impression the whole cold and feminist vibes you describe Norwegian women with also exists in Finland. In fact I’d day Norwegian women dress and appear more feminine than their Eastern counterparts.

    With that said; how would you compare Norwegian and Finnish women?

    In all honesty it seems Finnish men relinquish their power and dominance to their women. Which is why they behave the way they do. I also did some historical research and apparently even back in the day it was very common for women to run the household.

    Though I’m quite ignorant still. Would you say true femininity (like Eastern european) is hard to find in Nordic countries?

    PS. Lots of goth, piercing and bohemian chicks in Finland too. Also much more out of shape in contrast to the rest of the north. But I feel they’re the most down to earth. Oh and do you have an email?

    Thanks for writing these!

    • I think that yes, comparing Eastern European girls and Scandinavian girls is not something you should do. Generally, two completely different types of girls – from mentality to behavior and everything else. You can still find very feminine girls in Finland and throughout Scandinavia, but they are generally more independent. This means Goth chicks or ladies who take matters into their own hands and everything in between. Not necessarily a bad thing as they’re ideal for short term flings, if that’s what you’re looking for.

      You can write to me using the Contact Us page on this blog. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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