Stockholm in a word: Slutastic.
Chance of Hooking up: 4 / 5
Quality of Girls: 3.75 / 5
Nightlife: 3.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 4 / 5
Bachelor’s budget: $150 per day
Beer: $9 average per pint (still, not as bad as Norway).
Bed: $100 for the cheapest private room. $25 for a dorm.
Bud: 100SEK ($15) per gram of weed. Hash slightly cheaper. Typically sold in 5g bags.
Food: $15 for a burger and chips.
Other expenses: A metro/bus ride, even one stop, will cost you a whopping $7.
Stockholm is the largest city in Scandinavia. It is also one of the most multi-cultural and pleasant capitals in Western Europe. The old town is charming, the pubs are buzzing and the locals are exceptionally friendly. It is the upgraded version of Oslo…prettier, cheaper, and with better nightlife. Yes, it’s expensive, but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.
Appearance: Over-rated. Swedish girls are marketed as the best looking girls in the world. However, the truth is, ethnic Swedes are only slightly above average. The talent is higher than Norway and most central and western European counties, but Slavic women are hotter. Like Norway, you will see many cute faces, light eyes and plenty of blondes, but their bodies aren’t great. Their average height is 165cm (5 ft 5 in)—one inch shorter than their counterparts in Norway. Average weight is 64.7 kilos (142.3 lbs). Wide hips and a bit of extra padding around the thighs are mid-section are the norm. According to the WHO, approximately 50% are considered ‘overweight’— ranked 90 of of a 114 country study. As for the blonde thing, the majority of Swedish girls are in fact light brunettes. Roughly 20% are blonde. (Finland has more.) Girls dress quite hipsterish and not very feminine. Tattoos and facial piercing are common. All that said, the top tier of Swedish girls are fucking gorgeous. Each day you’re likely to see a handful of girls that will blow you away.
Demographics: There are slightly more women than men. Approximately 26% of Stockholm’s residents are of an immigrant or non-Swedish background. Apart from a sizeable Finnish population, the largest of these groups are as follows: Iraqi (125,499), Polish (72,865), Former Yugoslav (70,050), Iranians (63,828) and Bosnian (59,290). Other large immigrant groups are people from Somalia, Turkey and Thailand.
Attitudes: Sweden is considered the most feminist country on earth. They also have the highest divorce rate in the world. Women are not shamed for sleeping around and have no hang ups with one night stands. A large proportion of them are on the pill. I really can’t imagine more liberal chicks. They’re are also super friendly and surprisingly passive. Racism is negligible here and I’ve heard many reports of non-Caucasian guys with game will doing very well here.
Gaming Strategy: First things first, nearly everybody speaks fluent English. The girls are pretty receptive, too. For day game, I recommend you take a stroll on Queen Street, the main pedestrian street. Night game is the best option, however. It’s pretty easy to pick up if you do a couple of approaches. A lot of girls roll in mixed groups here, so try bring a wing. Swedish guys, your competition, look good, but are pretty beta compared to other European countries so don’t worry about them. Your biggest difficulty will be getting the girls away from their clique. Be bold. Control the frame and escalate fast. Swedish girls show very little resistance once attracted. The winning move here is the ‘come to back to mine for drinks’ play. By 3AM, they will take what they can get.
Accommodation: I got a private room at Interhostel: a self-proclaimed ‘feminist’ hostel. They have night security but just walk past like you’re both staying there. They won’t say anything. However, I recommend you stay further south nearer the good nightlife in either Gamia Stan (old town) or Sodermalm. For apartments, check out: AirBnb, Stockholm Budget, Apartments-in-Stockholm, Red Apple and Cocoon Stockholm.
Courtesy of webehigh.com
Where to buy Marijuana: There is a reggae bar called “Sderkllaren” it is very near the Substation Medborgarplatsen. There are always a lot of smokers in that bar, just ask one of the rastas if they have some Mary Jane or if they know anyone that have it.
Prices: One gram of hash costs €12. Five grams costs €45-55 and ten grams between €89-100. Weed (better): €19 for one gram, and €64-69 for five grams.
The two main areas for nightlife in Stockholm are Stureplan (T-östermalmstorg) and Medborgarplatsen/Södermalm (T-Medborgarplatsen). Stureplan is the more posh place and very guestlist-y (not my style). Old Town also has a few cool spots. I’m sure there are a lot of cool other places we didn’t check out. In reality, you’d need at least a month to get under the skin of the city.
The following recommendations are all near each other and good craic.
Aifur Viking bar
This bar is fucking awesome and should be a mandatory first stop for a night out in Stockholm. Ye auld outfits, grogs of ale, animal skins, candle light, and traditional music all await you in this underground viking tavern. This is as near to a time machines as it’s comes. It’s not a pick-up place, but the atmosphere here is spectacular. Website here.
Patricia Party Boat
After the Viking bar, why not hit up a party boat? Three floors, live music and nightclub. It’s not cheap and the girls is a littler older (30ish), but hell, you’re partying a boat! It’s an interesting venue to check out. I quite liked it.
Cool two story venue with a large beer hall and basement club. This was the only place that had a decent crowd in it on a Thursday. Cheap beer, young girls and good atmosphere. Website here.
Medusa Rock Bar
As many readers may know, I have a soft spot for rock bars. They generally attract a laid back crowd with plenty of sexy loose wenches. Medusa is no different. This maze-like three story rock bar is a good place to drop into. The place to pick up is the front bar. You’ll get a lot of hottie traffic if you pick a the stool near the stairs. Website here.
My Stockholm Experience
I was there three nights, Thursday to Sunday. Thursday was very sedated with a serious lack of options. I kissed two not-so-hot girls (from Kvarnen), then went home alone as the girl I stuck with revealed she had a boyfriend at the end of the night, cheating bitch. Friday night was way better. I kissed two girls again (both from a random student party), but this time the standard was very high indeed. I bounced the cuter of the two (Swedish-Caribbean mixed) to Patricia and then took her home to get my Swedish flag. Saturday night I got laid as well. I pulled her in Medusa. She was good six inches taller than me with ‘Welcome’ tattooed above her vagina. Good times.
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Stockholm Data Sheet by Dibal-H.
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