Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
In many places around the world
You look in her eyes from the opposite side of the coffee-shop
A girl may often respond
It does not mean that she is really interested in you
It is a game
It creates a tension in the room
This type of tension makes everyday more enjoyable for many
In Norway, looking at unknown people
Is just weird
Norwegians may wonder what you are after
And look skeptical
In many situations
Not only flirting
looking at others is a way to acknowledge their presence
Something central to human interactions in many places around the world
For example when you enter a restaurant, a coffee-shop, at work, with your neighbor, etc.
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By Julien S. Bourrelle
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