• Sweden's news in English

Valentine's Day in Sweden - readers' sweet tweets and love stories

The Local · 14 Feb 2012, 12:35

Published: 14 Feb 2012 12:35 GMT+01:00

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

A 150-year-old love letter was found in a field in southern Sweden in January, a cannibal fell in love with a vampire behind bars two weeks ago, and a Swedish twitter sex hashtag (could we call that love?) took the world by storm a month ago.

Another heart warming love story from The Local's recent archives was the long lost but not forgotten wedding ring which turned up on a carrot in a Swedish couple's garden.

To mark the occasion, some of our readers have also shared their sweet tweets, funny messages and love stories with us:


To my own Swedess, Roo: Roses are red, faces are smiley, I love you so much, from me and from Eyelee. Kiss ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love ~ Albert Einstein

"I met my Prince Charming within the computer game, Everquest, in 2002. Thomas and I were just friends for about 5 years as we daily fought dragons and other "baddies", along with other friends of ours in our virtual world. 

In 2007 some of us from the game met in Wales for a weekend, just to see who we'd been spending our time with.

From that weekend on Thomas and I knew we wanted to be together in the real world, not just the virtual. 

After a long drawn-out legal process (fighting the dragons of red tape and misinformation) I was officially granted a permit to live in Sweden.

We were married August 8, 2009 and the rest has been a dream come true, a wonderful life with my Swedish husband, this side of the monitor screen."



Svenska För Invandrare sent me a Valentine's card - It contained a preposition of marriage.


"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

"It all started at Stureplan. An open-air pub, me, two Majas and three 'stor stark'.

I assumed they had agreed to take me out as a favour to a friend. At worst, it would be an awkward memory from my this bumbling American's summer in Stockholm; at best, I might nearly double my then non-existent network of Swedish friends – male or female.

It wasn't until later that night I began plotting how I might arrange another rendezvous with the Maja who hadn't made sure to emphasize the fact that she had a boyfriend.

The foul smelling night bus to our shared corner of suburban Stockholm wasn't exactly screaming 'romance' as I mustered up the courage to ask Maja on a second date.

But, as I learned at university, stale beer and vomit (not ours, mind you) have a curious, affection-inducing power.

Despite the stench, Maja agreed to see me again.

And while today, more then ten years on, we still find ourselves in that same Stockholm suburb, we don't plan on taking the night bus home after our Valentine's Day dinner in the city."



Hubby we stayed strong & moved to Malmö to start a new life together I could never be happier & love u more everyday


If 'I Love You' is the hardest thing to say, you've never tried 'Sju sjösjuka sjuksköterskor'?

"I met my Viking in Azeroth (a land in world of warcraft) I was "lovie" and he was "battlechief"  our friendship blossomed over raids, quests and battles, and eventually he persuaded me to come and visit him in Sweden.

My Viking decided the best way to introduce me to Sweden was to drive from Stockholm to Boden, it is very lucky that we enjoyed each others' company as the only thing to look at was forest.

Despite the freezing cold, the long drive and the 1000 km of forest our feelings grew. Each day I fall a little bit more in love with my Viking and with the help of thermal underwear I am slowly falling in love with Sweden, the country that is now my home.

Story continues below…

Happy valentines day Battlechief, With love from your Lovie xxx



Got a Valentine's card from Skatteverket. It's about time - They've been screwing me for years!


Just sent a pitch for a comedy about Swedish love to SVT... that's as romantic as I'm getting this week!


I gave my girlfriend a ring last Valentine's Day... but she never picked up. Hopefully this year I have more luck.

So for all those of you getting ready for a romantic dinner à deux and for those of you who wish you were - The Local wishes you the very best this Valentine's!

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

Your comments about this article

15:27 February 14, 2012 by Fredio
Love is more sweet and rewarding when shared with or extended to a 'total' stranger, for there may lie a true Angel..

Warm love to everyone... the rainbow way!
15:32 February 14, 2012 by zircon
Send me your wealth, my love.
Today's headlines
Facebook slammed for cutting Swedish breast cancer video
File photo of the landing page of the Swedish version of Facebook. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

The social media giant removed a breast cancer awareness video because it deemed the images "offensive," according to the Swedish Cancer Society.

Pastor rapped for depicting rival as Nazi in church play
A different pastor. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

The pastor allegedly found it funny.

In Pictures: Look inside this perfect Swedish island home
This modern Gotland home was designed and built by two Swedes. Photo: United Frog Studios/AB

Anna-Lena and Johan designed and built their home with tall beautiful windows, a smart heating system, and a separate section for their greyhounds.

Cannabis worth millions seized at Swedish port
A file photo of a Swedish police cannabis find not related to the story. Photo: Polisen

The 300kg haul was found by in a truck which drove off a ferry in Karlskrona.

Roll over Volvo: there’s a new Swedish car in town
Photo: Björn Olsson

Car developers in Gothenburg have given Volvo a new sibling.

Thaw trip: Swedish PM Löfven heads to Saudi Arabia
Margot Wallström was at the centre of the 2015 diplomatic crisis. She will not join the Prime Minister on his trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

There are fences that need mending.

Here's where it could snow in central Sweden this weekend
This shot of snow in western Sweden may not be as far away as you think. Photo: Johan Eklund/TT

...and it's still only October.

Fury at plans that 'threaten the IB's survival' in Sweden
The new rules are unfair, say Swedish IB pupils. Photo: Berit Roald/NTB scanpix/TT

A new system for converting the grades of International Baccalaureate students in Sweden will make it almost impossible for them to get into top Swedish universities, it has been claimed.

Education doesn’t always pay in Sweden: study
Nurses are paid less than a lot of non-college graduates. Photo: Bertil Ericsson/TT

Half of Swedish graduates would earn more in their lifetime if they instead started work straight after high school, a new study shows.

What's On in Sweden
Five ways to discover something new in Sweden this weekend
Frank Zappa's symphonic works will be performed in Malmö this weekend. Photo: Anonymous/AP

From a performance of Frank Zappa's unheralded orchestral work to an intriguing combination of circus and opera, Sweden has some unique events this weekend.

Sponsored Article
This is Malmö: Football capital of Sweden
Analysis & Opinion
Are we just going to let half the country die?
Sponsored Article
Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Angry elk chases Swede up a lamp post
The Local Voices
'Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens'
Blog updates

8 July

Editor’s blog, July 8th (The Local Sweden) »

"Hej readers, It has, as always, been a bizarre, serious and hilarious week in Sweden. You…" READ »


6 October

10 useful hjälpverb (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! I think the so-called “hjalpverb” (auxiliary verbs in English) are a good way to get…" READ »

Sponsored Article
7 reasons you should join Sweden's 'a-kassa'
People-watching: October 20th
Sponsored Article
Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
The Local Voices
A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together - now they're heading for marriage
Swede punches clown that scared his grandmother
Fans throw flares and enter pitch in Swedish football riot
Sponsored Article
Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
Could Swedish blood test solve 'Making a Murderer'?
Sponsored Article
Swedish for programmers: 'It changed my life'
Property of the week: Linnéstaden, Gothenburg
Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room
Sponsored Article
Top 7 tips to help you learn Swedish
People-watching: October 14th-16th
Sponsored Article
How to vote absentee from abroad in the US elections
Man in Sweden assaulted by clowns with broken bottle
Nobel Prize 2016: Literature
Sponsored Article
'There was no future for me in Turkey'
Watch the man who discovered Bob Dylan react to his Nobel Prize win
Sponsored Article
‘Extremism can't be defeated on the battlefield alone’
Record numbers emigrating from Sweden
Sponsored Article
Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
People-watching: October 12th
Sponsored Article
Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
The Local Voices
'Swedish startups should embrace newcomers' talents - there's nothing to fear'
Sponsored Article
'There was no future for me in Turkey'
How far right are the Sweden Democrats?
Sponsored Article
Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Property of the week: Triangeln, Malmö
Sponsored Article
Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections
Sweden unveils Europe's first elk hut
People-watching: October 7th-9th
The Local Voices
Syria's White Helmets: The Nobel Peace Prize would have meant a lot, but pulling a child from rubble is the greatest reward
Missing rune stone turns up in Sweden
Nobel Prize 2016: Chemistry
People-watching: October 5th
Must-watch: Incredible time-lapse video of Northern Lights in Sweden
The Local Voices
Why this Russian developer is committed to helping refugees - with tech
jobs available