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Looking for love? Here's how to date the Swiss
You're single and successful. You dress well and know what wine to order. You moved to Switzerland because you love the idea of taking on new challenges and adventures. You've got serious form, for goodness sakes! Then why doesn't your love life follow suit? She's 28, blond and tall and has come out of a long term relationship.
With the rise of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, many of us expect instant hook-ups. Speaking to The Local, Trea Tijmens, owner of dating, matchmaking and date coaching service SuccessMatch , says it takes effort to meet the Swiss — and even longer to engage in a trusting relationship. She may be right: Swiss government figures in revealed that 35 percent of marriages were between a Swiss and a foreigner. Search dating on any Swiss expat forum, and you find a slew of women moaning that men don't approach them. But do not take away his lines by asking him out. Think being an expat will make you sound exotic? There are around two million expats in Switzerland from all over the world, but the Swiss are on their home turf: they have friendships they established as children, making it hard for foreigners to build relationships with them.
Available in more than 25 countries, including Switzerland, and eight languages, including French and German, Match is our top pick for Swiss singles. Not only that, but Match has led to more dates, relationships, and marriages than any other dating site out there. Registration is free as is browsing, receiving matches, liking profiles, creating a Favorites list, and flirting. Love Scout 24 claims that it has facilitated more than 1 million successful relationships, and you could be next. Meetic is a sister site of Love Scout 24, so the free registration process and features are very similar.
It can be hard to find someone special when you just moved to Switzerland. Online dating in Switzerland is developing at a rapid pace and it has become easier to meet singles who fit your profile. Almost all dating sites in Switzerland offer different services and not every service that they offer is free of charge. There are some free dating websites that claim that they are specialize in Swiss online dating, but there are only a couple of websites worth your time.