Update: I no longer think that Eric has a girlfriend, but I think that Girl Who Thinks She's Prettier Than She Is (need to come up witha better name for her, it'll get old typing all that soon!!) is SERIOUSLY applying for the job.
We ran into her today again on the street (LIKE she just happened to be there!), and he asked me if it was okay to stop to say hi because it was my training session after all (he is so professional), so of course I said sure because I wanted to see what would happen. This time, it was obvious I was with him so he introduced me and she said 'hi' about as quickly as a human could ever say that word and gave me this look that would freeze lava. He introduced me in English because HE is thoughtful like that, and right away she started talking to him in Swedish. It's not like I cared what they were talking about or anything, but it was kind of rude and I could tell that he was uncomfortable. Because I've started to learn Swedish I could actually figure out a few words, because once you know how they pronounce things a lot of words are quite similar. Though I kind of hope I am wrong because I heard them say something like "titta" a bunch of times and I really hope they weren't talking about tits right in the street in the morning because that would be just nasty.
Anyway, what was really interesting about it all was the body language. I'm really sensitive to things like that because I think you can tell a LOT about how people feel by how they are standing. And Eric was TENSE. Big time. Like I've said, he's super tall and usually when he speaks to me he leans down so that he can hear what I'm saying or whatever, but he was standing really tall like there was a broomstick up his butt or something, so she practically had to leap up and down on a pogo stick to get anywhere near him. I may be an old married lady, but even I know that if you have to leap up and down on a pogo stick to get anywhere near a guy, it's time to cut your losses.
However. I found this really neat blog that was talking all about dating Swedish guys and it said that they are really not affectionate and keep their feelings really hidden deep inside. So maybe that's what was going on? I wish I could have taken a picture so I could get some feedback on what was really happening, but I think it would have seemed a little bit weird to them. Either he hates her and wishes she would fall off a cliff, or he's just Swedish - who knows!