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Column: Relatively speaking, Iceland not destination for hot lovers




According to The Associated Press, the biggest issue men have when hooking up with women in Iceland is not that the ladies are frigid. The men can be a little frosty themselves — but temperature is relative. The problem is that the person they meet at the Moose Antler Pub could actually be a relative.

Here’s why: Iceland is the home to only about 320,000 people with a lineage that has been documented over the past 1,000 years. Generally, people don’t move away from Iceland. (Why would they? And give up the best reindeer barbecue in the world?) And not a lot of people summer in Iceland, largely because summer lasts about four hours.

As a result, swinging singles often end up together not realizing that some of their ancestors were once actually swinging from the same family tree. Most Icelanders hail from a group of ninth-century Viking settlers whose descendants are still on the island, except those who went to Hollywood to make Capital One commercials.

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