Women are usually independent financially and may offer to pay their share of a restaurant bill, for instance.
A man may politely refuse such an offer, but it is equally polite to accept it.
There are numerous women in academic posts, and in recent years visiting businessmen have also found increasing numbers of ‘the fairer sex’ on the other side of the negotiating table.
The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland accepts the ordination of women, and there are women priests in numerous parishes.
Being realists, Finns do not expect foreigners to know a lot about their country and its prominent people, past or present, so they will be pleased if a visitor is familair with at least some of the milestones of Finnish history or the sports careers of Paavo Nurmi and Lasse Viren.