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.
The Swiss need plenty of encouragement Search dating on any Swiss expat forum, and you find a slew of women moaning that men don’t approach them.
Three weeks into dating my boyfriend, I still remember when he timidly asked me if I would like to meet his sister and niece.
I was surprised at how soon he asked, but it was clearly very important to him.
Take German expat Lena*, a leggy blonde: she noticed that since moving to Zurich, she has not been hit on much in bars.
“I mainly get approached by Spanish guys,” she admits, adding that she thinks Swiss men must be too arrogant or too scared to speak to women.