Dating a swedish girl
I am responsible for letting the other person know if I have deeper feelings and if these feelings aren't mutual I can move on quickly.
This doesn't mean that things don't hurt, but I can accept that the way I feel isn't part of a courting system in which any of us is entitled to the other person just because we were attracted to each other.
In modern days we have just added more layers to it but the reason we agree to "date" is still because we want to sleep with someone.
"Dating" is just a way to make it a bit more acceptable that we give into desire and sexual attraction.
The point is that what the "awkwardness" stems from these two approaches clashing.
Different cultures and people simply have different ways of doing things.
We don't set out to be in a relationship just because of the relationship itself; we go for a person because we want to be with that person.