I think the best way would be to leave with student in a shared appartment. Then there are also many leisure activities where you could go to which are a good way to meet people who has similar activities as you like. Finnish people can be very friendly when you know them well...so don't hesitate to make the first step...
Meet at a cafe or in the bar. Talk, introduce you, tell about you why you are in Finland and what kind of things bother you. Finns are very informal and easy. Finns are little shy at first. You can contact me, if you are in Tampere area. I´m a bit over 40.
The best way to find the group is to come early and meet others outside Villi Wäinö at 6.50pm.
Villi Waino is on three levels : basement, street level, 1st floor
Helsinki Expat Meetup has a table reservation ( starting at 7pm ) for 15 people in the pub on street level. A band will start palying in the basement at 8pm . Normal conversation in the street level pub should be possible after 8pm also.
Any Nigerian in Finland? Would love to hook up with some one. I'm currently in Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa and planning to relocate to Finland. Any good info/suggestion wil be welcomed from any Forumites. How can i've a link up?
I beleive a good way to meet Finnish People will be this week eng at VAPPU.THERE ARE MANY CELEBRATIONS IN ALL THE NAJOR CITIES There are two posts to follow here Helsinki Vappu and Turku Vappu http://www.nectareal.com/vappu-celebrations-turku-2010/ Either of theswe celebrations will put you in front of thousands of people,celebrating the evening and night through.I have met many freinds at Vappu time Good Luch Regards Griffin
Finnish people are a bit shy, but they are worth getting to know! I still have mostly expat friends of all nationalities. As some asked, Nigerians, yes, Germans, yes, Chinese, of course! I agree that living with roomates might be a good idea, but it depends on your situation in life, if you're young, studying, or just starting out on your career path, it's not a bad idea, if you're a bit older, or have pets or kids, naturally you might want to live alone. So, you could also start a hobby here. There are a lot of sports groups and so on. First you meet one person and then you meet all their friends. And Finns are really interested in foreigners, so be confident and tell them why you're here (though try to refrain from complaints- you'll win them over if you can highlight all the good things you've noticed about Finland and why you came here in the first place!) Good luck.
Hi! I would love to find a french female friend, who lives in Finland, near Järvenpää. I'm christian, so if you are a french christian girl living near Järvenpää, I would love to get to know you!
You dont ask to much,I like that! The best way to meet a girl is to visit a late bar,dont drink alcohol and ask questions about the life and area of the people around you.The power of word of mouth will do the rest for you. are very independant and are truely not shy when it comes to chastting and getting to know strangers.Trust me! Greg
You dont ask to much,I like that! The best way to meet a girl is to visit a late bar,dont drink alcohol and ask questions about the life and area of the people around you.The power of word of mouth will do the rest for you.Finnish Women are very independant and are truely not shy when it comes to chastting and getting to know strangers.Trust me! Greg
Thanks for the answer but as you can see, I'm a woman, and I am not interested in girls that way, if you meant so. I'm married, and I would just like to find a french speaking girl that I could get friends with. So that I could practice my french. I'm finnish my self.
[moderated: plse don't lure members to your forum, we do not come to yours to do the same!]
Well, I thought a forum in Finland dedicated to French-speaking people would be very much relevant for a Finn wanting to find a person to practice French with in Finland... or did I miss something ?
I would be very interested to hear the views of the moderators or admin on how this would not be relevant. I'm not trying to "lure" anybody, just to inform. There are other communities than yours, ours is much more specialised and this is a fact. Besides, there is a link to expat-blog in our collection of useful links, so please don't treat my message like it's a one-way ad from a frenzy spammer. Best regards.
its my pleasure to hopefully meet people who hails from this country,,i know they are are so kind and having pleasing personality and characters,,im looking forward meeting a good friend from this wonderful cold place
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Although Finns in general are nice and courteous, it is not really easy to be friends with someone. It takes time to get along well and to build trust as they are quite reserved. Bonding over drinks always speeds things up!
Hello .. how are you doing today, my name is Martin from Malaysia and am new on this site i just find your profile interesting and i will love to know you better and i am living a simple life and very easy going.. i hope to hear from you soon regards
Hello, my name is Dez Craine. From Nigeria i really like to make friends with Finish people, because am having a seal to come over there as i learnt there Academic quality is the in Europe. So pleas sir/Ma, help me get friend who i can get me an invitation to come to finland. Thanks