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10 Reasons to Love a Finnish Man

Loving a Finnish man is awesome. Take it from the horse’s mouth. This topic needs no further introduction, l will happily prove my point with ten reasons!

Ten Reasons to Love a Finnish Man

#1 Housework

They participate in plenty of housework. (My) empirical studies show that they particularly do the vacuuming, cooking, and grocery shopping with a smile.

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#2 Skills of summarizing

They have a great ability to crystallize things. An example below:

Let’s say your Finnish man has been on a work trip for two weeks. On the last evening, you get a text: “Everything ok. Tomorrow home.”

That is a shortage of: “I miss you like hell, and I am counting down the minutes to be in your arms. You are the love of my life.” 

#3 Equality

Finland is a very egalitarian society. Everybody believes in gender equality. A Finnish man doesn’t have a set role for a woman to play in his life. Also, Finnish men nurse and happily spend time with their children.

#4 Shoulder to cry on

They are like rocks. They make you calm, are good listeners and always mean what they say.

#5 DIY approach

They are handy. When there is a visit to the hardware store and an open budget, you can expect anything and the best possible tools to accomplish the task.

#6 Healthy me time

They love to spend me time in the summer cottage, in nature or doing sports. Finnish men are forest people in their soul.

#7 Your decor

They agree with your decorating style. Also, they are patient when you want, yet again, move a painting which will then escalate into a plastering & repainting project swallowing the entire weekend.

#8 Personal style

They either have a good taste or happily let you help them with their wardrobe. Either way, the end result is that they look good.


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#9 Always hungry

I have yet to encounter a Finnish man who doesn’t like food. It’s guaranteed that you stay slim as he eats the majority of treats in a heartbeat.

#10 Private

I know which part of relationship life you are also interested in. Let me answer that one with a common joke.

Coming back from the war, what did a Finnish man do first when arriving home? He made love to his wife.

What did he do an hour later? He made love to his wife again.

And what did he do then? He took the skis off from his feet.

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The Big Bonus when Loving a Finnish Man

If you fall in love with a Finn, it is a package deal with the family too, of course. Luckily this is good news. The parents of your Finnish man are, most likely awesome.

I would hope there was a worldwide ranking for in-laws, similar to university or company image rankings because I think Finnish in-laws would rank pretty high.

First of all, your Finnish in-laws have different talents than you. Finnish in-laws can show you new skills, hobbies, recipes, and sports you never thought you’d know.

Finns need to have enough personal space and privacy to feel comfortable. This is also the case with in-laws. As both you and they need some time and space to yourselves, it is a win-win.

Even longer periods together do not feel like a struggle because enjoying the silence in a group is normal in Finland.

Finnish in-laws make delicious food, and there is always an abundance of it. They ask your preferences, and if they can do your favorite, it is on the menu.

Anticipating and helping in things that matter the most is a talent the Finnish in-laws have. Maybe this is a parent-thing, and they can extend this ability to their children’s spouses too, but it is pretty amazing.

Whether it is babysitting, being your driver or doing house chores for you, they are there to help.

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About Varpu
I’m the founder of Her Finland. I love cultural tidbits, aha moments, Finnish folklore, and cinnamon buns. My newest interest is learning bird songs. Read more about me..

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Monday 5th of June 2023

Moi from Philippines! Currently talking to a Finnish man, actually this was the second time around. I had meet him in an online dating site July of 2019 and we only had a briefed encounter that time. To make the long story short both of our account in that online dating site was deactivated because it was not used for a long period of time. And the last December I had the courage to make another account there and a day after my second account was made he message me from different account also but I remembered his face and another three important things about him. He was shocked and I got his attention and that was the start. Anyway, I am just a little confused what he really meant when he says NICE? He said that a lot: Your pictures are nice, your face is nice, your mouth is nice. And I don't want to assume and I haven't had the courage to asks him about this. Maybe it has something to do with my being a traditional Filipina. Thanks for those advices Varpu, God bless 🙏.


Sunday 6th of December 2020

Hello, Varpu. Nice article! The Finnish guy I know, doesn't or never start a convos, it always me who initiate. But, once he replies he become very chatty in the convo. He also says sorry for not contacting me for days, cause of his busyness. Is that also typical Finnish men??


Monday 7th of December 2020

Thank you so much for your comment, so happy to have you here. You can always ask a straight question from a Finn. If you are curious to know more about him and his personality, just ask and I'm sure he will reply! Hope this helps!


Sunday 6th of September 2020

My boyfriend is from Vaasa, Finland and I can say that he's really a great guy. He was my knight in shining Armor on a valentines day when I was the only one who didn't have a flower in the group. And take note, that was the first time I've seen him and yet he was so nice to do that to me. Lucky to have him. Thank you Varpu for the information, it helps me understand more about Finland and it's culture. :)


Monday 12th of October 2020

Aww thank you so much for this lovely comment! <3 That's sooo sweet!


Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Can I message you privately

Varpu Pöyry

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Hei Melissa, yes, you can contact me via email when you go to the about-section. Note that I cannot give you any detailed relationship advice but am happy to help with everything else. Hope to hear from you!

Chelle Fitz

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

How do you find a man like this? I'm from the United States.

Varpu Pöyry

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Hei Chelle! Thank you for your comment :) I'd guess that the easiest way to find a Finnish man is to visit Finland! <3

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