Love is a battlefield, a young Pat Benatar once sang.
And so is dating a Swede, some readers have noted. Although snagging your own Swede (the nationality, not the vegetable) can also have its advantages.
In fact, so can snagging a good Swede (the vegetable, not the nationality) – but that's a whole different top ten.
IN PICTURES: Five reasons to date a Swede (and five not to)
Our readers chimed in and didn't stop chiming on this topic, with reasons ranging from Swedes' accents to their cooking… and these were just the negatives.
In any case, from our own humble experiences and from those of our readers, we've cobbled together five reasons to date a Swede (and five not to).
What have we missed? Leave your comments below.
From our other editions:
If, on the other hand, you’re looking for love in another of The Local’s countries then we have plenty more tips for you.
The Local Austria: Nine things to know before you date an Austrian
The Local Switzerland: Ten tips for finding true love in Switzerland
The Local Norway: 12 tips on how to snag a Norwegian
The Local Germany: Five reasons you should date a German (and five not to)
The Local Italy: Five reasons to date an Italian (and five not to)