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So you say you're traditional and old fashioned? Does this mean you also don't work, stay home and do all the housework and cooking for your partner and make sure you do everything to please him? This including sex whenever he desires?
Are you being serious?

Hmmm... now that you mention it... maybe I should forget the cat and get an "asian" housewife! I want someone to cook and clean and be nice to me too. I won't even make her have sex with me, since that doesn't really appeal. Maybe we could hire a "pool boy" and share him...
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Old 02.11.2014, 19:29
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Cool down mate. I think it is not so gentleman to attack a lady like this, even virtually. Everyone is entitled to his/her way in relationship; there is not really a definite right and wrong way...
Ignore him. He seems to have had a bad experience along they way and is very bitter towards women.
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Ignore him. He seems to have had a bad experience along they way and is very bitter towards women.
haha I was wondering how long it would take for the "why do you hate women" or "you are bitter towards women" comments.

Funny how when a man stands up for equal rights, he is called a woman hater or bitter towards women. When a woman stands up for equal rights everyone is like "you go grrrl!!!"
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the courts always side with the woman, often awarding her full custody of the children, the house, and most of the mans money...
Well, according to you, men place an overwhelming emphasis on "fertile primacy" when selecting their mate. If that doesn't seem to be working out for them, maybe it's time to alter the selection criteria?
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but it has been this way since the dawn of time. Men are most attracted to women who are in their most fertile prime years. You can try and deny it all you like, but you're just kidding yourself.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...osite-sex.html
Are you suggesting that the Daily Mail is a reputable source? Seriously?
Not sure whether to laugh or cry at your responses to this thread, are you for real?

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Yes. Absolutely. This.

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...I would be prepared to compromise on my career if I met a decent guy so as a corollary I like chivalrous men who approach women...
Hehe! This is a joke, right?! If it's not, well I'm sure taking it as one!

There are plenty of incredibly physically unattractive older men around who've not fared as well in the ageing or physicality stakes as their partners!

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...And as you day as a couple grows older it's the woman that has more to lose as she becomes more physically unattractive. ��

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Re: London vs Zurich

Back to the original question - London vs Zurich - with an emphasis on dating potential...

In Zurich, there are plenty of single ex-pats with good jobs, intelligence and hygiene skills looking to meet new people. Being a fairly small city, you will be a big fish in a small pond. Out of sheer desperation, every eligible expat will pounce on you and introduce themselves. You will have no trouble meeting interesting international people, as long as you have some connection to an expat crowd (through work or a club). You will meet no Swiss people. Ever.

In London, you will be a small fish in a big pond. There are so many more people and is so much more diversity. That great and interesting people exist, who you would love and would love you back, is a certainty. The issue in such a large city is just finding them.
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Thanks MusicChick!! I didn't want to sound full of myself! I would just genuinely like to meet an older decent guy rather than a young guy who just fools around and which I seem to attract!
er.....um......." hygiene skills"?
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Back to the original question - London vs Zurich - with an emphasis on dating potential...

In Zurich, there are plenty of single ex-pats with good jobs, intelligence and hygiene skills looking to meet new people. Being a fairly small city, you will be a big fish in a small pond. Out of sheer desperation, every eligible expat will pounce on you and introduce themselves. You will have no trouble meeting interesting international people, as long as you have some connection to an expat crowd (through work or a club). You will meet no Swiss people. Ever.

In London, you will be a small fish in a big pond. There are so many more people and is so much more diversity. That great and interesting people exist, who you would love and would love you back, is a certainty. The issue in such a large city is just finding them.

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er.....um......." hygiene skills"?

I agree, from what I hear of the ladies public lavatories.
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but it has been this way since the dawn of time. Men are most attracted to women who are in their most fertile prime years. You can try and deny it all you like, but you're just kidding yourself.
You have not burst my female bubble, as I was speaking from personal experience. The only difference with not being in 20s was perhaps less proposals.

Just a few days ago, my 1st sister was recounting a story from our 20s of a proposal to my 2nd sister & after refusal, he phoned her to propose.

Some men are too keen to get married.

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I am sad to have to admit, the above is right. Not everyone but I have lost count how many men over 40 have said that even 33 was too old for them.
I take it they are still single.
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I take it they are still single.
Bwaaa ha ha! Burn!
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Back to the original question - London vs Zurich - with an emphasis on dating potential...

In Zurich, there are plenty of single ex-pats with good jobs, intelligence and hygiene skills looking to meet new people. Being a fairly small city, you will be a big fish in a small pond. Out of sheer desperation, every eligible expat will pounce on you and introduce themselves. You will have no trouble meeting interesting international people, as long as you have some connection to an expat crowd (through work or a club). You will meet no Swiss people. Ever.

In London, you will be a small fish in a big pond. There are so many more people and is so much more diversity. That great and interesting people exist, who you would love and would love you back, is a certainty. The issue in such a large city is just finding them.
Having lived previously 10 years in Lahndan innit and prior to that 10 years in Zurii I have some small experience.As a young man I had great funin Zurich, in London too busy working and far too knackered from commuting to chase totty.
However on a more serious note a stunningly beautiful half Japanese half Swiss lady friend of mine in London far prefers London to either Zurich or Geneva as she is far better treated by the men there as she is in Switzerland.Sadly, because of her exotic appearance the aforementioned Swiss gentlemen assume that she is a..'working girl' and approach her accordingly.

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Re: London vs Zurich

My recommendation is avoid the official dating scene altogether, but rather sign up for the various activity groups on sites like glocals or meetup. That way you have a better chance of meeting a partner a) as they would normally behave and b) with at least one common interest.
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Old 03.11.2014, 09:24
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The speed dating scene here is top notch. Just sit somewhere like this and the offers will come flooding in

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I think the key is where will you be HAPPIEST living - ex the dating scene.
When you are happy, the dating scene frequently takes care of itself.

So I think the key is to figure out which city works best for you ex the dating scene. These are some of the questions, I think you need to answer

Your job and career- what location offers more interest and opportunities for your career?

Your life outside of work? What city better fits your outside interests (are you in to sports, the mountains, the forest and the lake or a very robust cultural scene - theatre, dance, music?

Where do you already have friends and acquaintances? Already settled friends will make it much easier to get involved in the local social life.

Both cities are wonderful. I have lived in both.

I would choose Zurich for the outdoor, more relaxed pace of life (knowing the downsides are less culture and a more limited social scene.)

I would choose London for the culture, the extensive dating scene that is lively for people in their 20s through their 50s (knowing that it is much more congested, much busier city, and will most likely involve a tedious, stressful potentially hour long commute)

In the end, it comes down to your priorities and the environment where you will be most comfortable.

I must admit I am now married to a Swiss (who I met when I was working in Amsterdam) and Zurich is the best city for us as a family with young kids. I love going back to London, but I could not live there again. It has just become too much of a daily grind.

If I was single, the decision would be harder, and a I think a lot of it would come down to the place that was best for my job and my longer term career.

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Re: London vs Zurich

I say move to London to work and date. Should all work out, move to Zurich to have a family. I think Zurich is the best for families but I struggle with getting to know people/make friends here.


Loads of people don't speak fluent German in Zurich but English and French will help you.


btw, I met my Swiss husband in NYC when I was 34. ;-)
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I am pretty sure there is a great dating scene in Zürich. I know there are also a lot of single expat guys working over here. If you like IT or Banking you'll have a lot in common


You might find the Swiss guys a bit less upfront then in other parts of Europe, like Italy or Spain. I rarely notice Swiss men checking out girls on the street, which is no doubt a good thing in regards to harassment.


Not being a woman and not being on the market I haven't tried to meet people out and about. But I am certain if you join a few local dating sites, you'll meet as many prospective daters as you could possible want.
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Hey thanks everyone for your replies. I need to mull it over.

@Paradiso why do you recommend Zurich?
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Re: London vs Zurich

i would suggest london because:

- you say you are shy. here, so are the guys. so probably not as good for you
- more people = more dating possibilities
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Re: London vs Zurich

So, if according to the previous posts, Zurich does not have a good date scene for women, is it good for men?
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