Finnish customs and manners are clearly European, with only a few national variations, and attitudes are liberal.
It's really too much of a personal experience.The Hollywood version of romance is pretty much considered sappy everywhere, at least that's what I get from talking to people from different cultures - or maybe I just surround myself with people that think the same way I do. do you really think, that if the couple pays seperately, it ruins the mood?I mean, I can imagine that the romantic atmosphere might be ruined if the couple starts to argue about who should pay (or if they should pay seperately or not), but if both parties are fine with paying for their own I don't really see how that would make it less romantic, even if it was a married couple (although why wouldn't they use their joint money to pay is beyond me).If I'm interested in someone romantically, I usually bake them something.It's also a good excuse to invite the person over.It's just that they show the romance in a different way. Even after years of being together, the best surprise is the kind that you can eat.And maybe I'm too much of a Finnish girl when I say this, but I do prefer the Finnish way of romancing: it starts calm and grows more passionate during time. There is much truth in our Finnish expression 'tie miehen sydämeen käy vatsan kautta'.Also in an established relationship I make pies or pulla for my SO to show love, if it feels like they are a little down.Or if I want to get some (works almost every time ; D).If you hear someone use the word 'rakastaa', it means something.is definitely one of the rarest Finnish words, if not the rarest, that I've heard said by one person to another. But I don't really buy the Finnish men don't talk bit.