Speaking to The Local, Trea Tijmens, owner of dating, matchmaking and date coaching service Success Match, says it takes effort to meet the Swiss – and even longer to engage in a trusting relationship.
When it comes to dating in Switzerland, online forums are full of expats crying out for tips on meeting the ‘reserved’, ‘conservative’ or ‘unapproachable’ Swiss.
Looking for answers, The Local’s Emily Rose Mawson uncovers some quirks of the Swiss dating scene.
“I had to offer full commitment, but be prepared to have and offer a lot of independence too.” …so be clear when dating several people simultaneously While dating a few people at the same time is common in some countries, particularly America, it is not customary in Switzerland.
But you usually need to date around to find the right match. Tijmens advises keeping each date to lunch or dinner – “absolutely no intimacy while you are dating several people,” she warns.
She says: “Labelling yourself as an expat when you want to date locals is not always helpful.
Just say, you live here now.” Sharing the cost of a date is normal If elsewhere men pay on dates, this is not always the case in Switzerland.“And do not lie about the fact you are going on different dates.Tell your date you have just started dating and have committed to give yourself at least three months before entering a new relationship.*names have been changed A version of this article was published in 2016.Ich suche jemanden, mit dem ich Zeit verbringen und an allem teilhaben kann, was das Leben zu bieten hat. I like to dress elegant, but also sexy it is important that romance is preserved, not the obcenity. As long as you have obeyed the ‘no intimacy’ rule, there should be no hurt feelings when you decide on the one you want to build a relationship with.” There are no rules about when to have sex The Swiss enjoy 10 percent more orgasms than their international counterparts, according to femininleben.ch, But how many dates should you go on before you have sex in Switzerland?