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The 31-year-old Spaniard estimates that the interest may stem from the fact that Finnish men are not as willing to talk about feelings, sex and love.
"Women are perhaps drawn by the self-confidence of foreign men and partly by the stereotype of a hot Latin lover." Indeed, stereotypes may to a degree explain the popularity of foreign men, confirms Johanna Leinonen, a research coordinator at the University of Turku.
"Naturally, I'm not claiming that all Finnish men are tongue-tied." Lotta, a 29-year-old woman from Helsinki who has had an Italian partner and is currently dating a Frenchman, is similarly more prone to fall for a foreign man.
"With Southern European men, it's easier to talk about anything during daytime.
Todd, a 25-year-old engineer from Australia, describes his recent nine-week business trip to Finland as unforgettable.
Nevertheless, it has been widely reported in Finland that Thai women make wonderful wives and are very attentive to their Finnish husband and family.
Most Thai wives in Finland are fulltime housewives and studies conducted by the government in Finland show that over 90% of such marriages are happy ones.
They would rather live here with a foreign partner," says Säävälä.
There has been a steady increase in marriage between Finnish men and Thai women.