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In this dating video learn all about being successfully single in Iceland, part 1/5.
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Liz: My name is Liz Tuccillo and I was a writer on Sex In The City and co author of He’s Just Not That In To You. You would think I was a dating expert yet single life still battled me. So I decided to travel the world and see how people all over were managing their single lives.
I went to Reykjavík for a book signing but I was excited because I figured the first country to ever elect a female President; must be home to some very, very independent women. I was hoping they could teach me something about being strong and single.
Did you feel it was difficult for you to be President as a woman or did you fear if they’d quickly accept it.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir: It was completely accepted here because well, they voted for me. I must say that that’s what I admire about my Icelanders that they had the courage to be the first.
Liz: Thank you. In America my book is very popular and I do a lot of book signing s and we will do questions and answers afterwards. This time, I actually wanted a question and answer but I’m asking you the questions, so what makes Iceland women so different?
Female: I think we are more independent.
Liz: But why?
Female: We are Vikings.
Helga Braga Jonsdottir: Think of history, what is power or richer? You know the farmer and the sailor. The guys had to go to sea and the women had to take care of everything. They had to be on the farm in really, really harsh country and like twenty children and just really you know, take care of it.
Liz: Are there any single mothers here? Oh yes. You’re a single mother?
Liz: Okay, how old is your child?
Female: I have a 12 year old son and a 7 year old daughter.
Liz: And do you feel, there is no fear that even when you’re dating, there is no—the men don’t have a problem about you having children.
Female: Oh, when I meet a man, I don’t tell him I have children. I love my children and me and my children are all very successful and we are a prize for any man.
Female: I’m 27 years old, I’m single since. I’ve been single since I was 23 and I love it. I’m independent. I have my own car, my own apartment. I have great job. Of course I got a soft side, you know. I have a really good friend, if you get my drift. You send a text and then you get a reply, ‘what time?’ and I’m good.
Female: I can tell that they are independent, they can do whatever they pleases, whenever they pleases.
Female: We are very, very, very, very independent. We like living the life without husbands
Liz: So if Icelandic women are so independent, why on earth would they show up to my book signing?