1. It's summer
Swedish winter was practically designed for Netflix – with chill or without. But summer is a whole other ballgame. When the sun is out, it's a crime for you to not be!
So what better excuse to go out than a row of rosé-drinking dates with potential soulmates in the summer sun? (Plus, everyone knows Swedes are friendlier when the sun is shining.)
2. You're done ‘finding yourself'
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At some point – or many points – in life, most people feel they've got some self-examining to do. Who am I? What do I want to do with my life?
But once you've figured all that out – at least for now – it can be frustrating to date someone who still lives with their parents and has been flitting between part-time jobs.
The lads and ladies on The Inner Circle have been carefully selected, and they're high achievers. That doesn't mean they're arrogant jerks mind you – it just means they're doing a great job at whatever it is they're doing. Just like you, right?
3. You want to meet someone – before you're both drunk
Chances are you've heard or experienced how first dates often work in Sweden. Go to a club; have four drinks; wink at a cute stranger; more drinks; make out; another drink; go home with said stranger; see if you're still interested in the morning. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Wouldn't it be nice to get to know people sober? And yet not have to deal with the whole awkward fika “is-this-a-date-or-isn't-it” scenario?
The Inner Circle isn't just about finding matches on your mobile. It's a social platform. There are real-life events at great venues, and you can select mates based off their fun first-date suggestions on the app.
4. You keep seeing the same people on Tinder/Happn/whatever
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You know how it is. You swipe and swipe and swipe and swipe. Yet there's no spark, no fireworks. You try a new dating app, looking for greener grass – and recognize every single person. Dang it all!
Sure, The Inner Circle is another dating app. But since each member has to be approved, chances are you'll still see a lot less of the people you've already turned down. And you'll be surprised at how many people seem to tick all your boxes. The Inner Circle is about quality, not quantity.
5. You love you
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Cheesy, yeah. But you know that old saying about how you've got to love yourself first. Well admit it, although it might sound pretentious, it's also a pretty good ego boost to be a member of something called The Inner Circle. Getting in is pretty much confirmation that you kick ass.
This article was produced by The Local and sponsored by The Inner Circle.