Danish women, they say, like to do things for themselves. I get a lot of mail from non-Danish women trying to figure out if the Danish man they’re dating is interested in them.

In the Danish film, there was no attempt to hide it. I had to admit, I couldn’t focus on the love scene. If you are a romance novelist, the Danish man is not your dream man. For example, a few weeks ago, we had a big storm in Denmark, and it knocked down some large trees.

If you’re a feminist, a Danish man IS your dream man. Before the local government came to collect them, some people were sawing off bits for free firewood, or to make furniture, or other arts and crafts project.

While it may have been quirky and charming to go up to a beautiful girl doing her weekly shop and try and spark up a conversation in your home country, if you do so in Denmark you may be seen as completely insane.

So not only will you not get the girl, you may also be sectioned, and that is what is universally known as a bad day.

You will go from being a slightly grumpy, a little podgy and kind of balding expat to being as irresistible as a cross between a baby Shih Tzu puppy and Brad Pitt circa 1996.

OK, maybe not quite, but they will appreciate you attempting their ridiculously difficult Danish language and a little bit of effort goes along way.

Most Danish women prefer honesty, compassion and a little bit of excitement over a sports car and a mansion.

So don't try and big yourself up too much and as the cliché goes, be yourself. Danish women can't resist a badly pronounced rødgrød med fløde, it simply sends them wild.

One thing that I've heard time and time again from Danish women is that their male counterparts are hopeless at flirting, or at least at flirting well.