The Swedish Love Refugee Project

9 Feb

I met Hairy Swede this past weekend. Really really awesome to meet a fellow blogger IRL and also discuss the same problems with Stockholm. For the most part, those problems were quite amusing (why does the alcohol monopoly exist? why are old women always wearing fur coats? what’s wrong with the housing market?).

In any event, we got to chatting about blogs and came up with a great idea. Since this blog is about dating and there are lots of amazing comments here, there’s going to be a new project. It’s called The Love Refugee Project and I need all of your help.

Here’s what I am looking for:
Foreigners who moved to Sweden for a Swedish love and are still together
Foreigners who moved to Sweden for a Swedish love and are no longer together
Foreigners who followed another foreigner to Sweden for love (e.g. american following another american because one came for work)
Foreigners who moved to Sweden just because but found love

This project will take place over the next 6 months and I hope to compile stories, photos, etc to publish (where, I don’t know yet).

If you would like to be interviewed and have a free fika, please email me at ablacksapphire at gmail dot com.

Thank you!

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17 Responses to The Swedish Love Refugee Project



February 10th, 2009 at 03:02

Cant wait to see it up!!! Wish I were one of the lucky ones with a swede to love :)



February 24th, 2009 at 19:56

A glorious idea!


Steven Savile

February 28th, 2009 at 23:37

Sign me up to spill all the tragic secrets of my life before… it’s quite some story.



March 18th, 2009 at 16:04

I like this! I fit in!



March 22nd, 2009 at 11:21

@Steven Savile @M8surf Woohoo! Let the stories begin!


The Bitch Goddess

April 5th, 2009 at 19:53

Brilliant! Count me in!



June 18th, 2009 at 16:52

count me in as well as category 1 :)


Cesar Lazarte

July 24th, 2009 at 13:24

i go :)


Sid Rose

August 5th, 2009 at 16:29

I’m in!! There’s a lot to say about being a “foreigner” in Sweden with a Swedish partner.



August 6th, 2009 at 09:45

Interesting idea – just keep it objective! Been reading a lot of bitching lately about Sweden and Swedes :) will keep reading your blog



August 21st, 2009 at 04:56

Ooh, I hope I get to join in…I’m American and am flying to Stockholm for the first time to visit my handsome Swedish sea captain next week. We met working on ships and have become smitten, but we’ve never seen each other on land yet. I’m beyond excited…we’ll see what happens, so far he has been amazingly sweet, honest, and straightforward compared to American guys.



September 14th, 2009 at 09:47

Hi Sapphire and everybody. I am working for a big Swedish museum and I’m actually also looking for people who moved to Sweden BECAUSE of LOVE. I’m very interested in your stories and maybe in having an interview which could be use for our next exhibition.
My contact:



October 16th, 2009 at 06:12

Do you have any information about Swedish guys online dating habits? My guy confuses the hell out of me. He is very very hard to read.



May 10th, 2010 at 02:15

Dang, I missed the bandwagon on this! But if you haven’t yet published your findings (I’m still reading your posts chronologically), then you can add me to your list of specimens. :)



January 12th, 2012 at 18:45

My father moved to Sweden after meeting with my mother whilst backpacking. Though he put up with living there until me and my brother had finished school, he has since moved back to his country of origin. I guess that living in the darkness and cold of Sweden was too much for him to handle. He now lives in a house near the beach. Winning, I should think! :)



January 15th, 2012 at 01:11

@AI – House near the beach = super winning! Do you still live in Sweden?



November 5th, 2013 at 13:58

hi, how did this go? I am interested in seeing the outcome of this project, though I just found out about it and myself am a refugee of love.

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