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Zurich social life

Hey

First post here. I have just moved to Switzerland, spend half the week in Liechtenstein, where I work, and weekends in Zurich.
Where I work there are only 5 other employees in Liechtenstein, and I don't know anyone in Zurich, so my social life is non-existent in Zurich.

Can anyone reccommend places to go in the evening in Zurich where I can meet people, maybe who are in a similar position. I do like activities so maybe joining some club is a good idea just don't unmotivated since I do not have a friend to go with, and making "friends" on a night out seems a bit of a chore unless I'm a bit drunk.

Ideally would just like to make a small social circle that I can hang out with on weekends. If anyone else is in the same boat, let me know, we could meet up.

Thanks for your help.
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Why not let people know what activities you like? And maybe a bit more about yourself - that way like minded people can message you?
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Re: Zurich social life

Good idea!

I'm 24 years old from London. When I'm in Zurich I stay in Kloten.
I like anything to do with outdoors or sports. Like playing poker.
Always up for a drink in bars. I'm open minded so literally anything that can get me out the house.
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Old 21.11.2014, 18:33
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Re: Zurich social life

Have you tried Meet Up? So many groups in and around Zurich and tons that are international and/or English speaking. Good luck!
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Re: Zurich social life

Yeh Meetup.com, I have been looking at it for the last couple of hours and have joined a group that is meeting up tonight.

This could be the answer to my problems!

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Re: Zurich social life

For folks who are generally looking for social opportunities, I recommend:

Clubs:
-American Women's Club of Zurich (for women who are from the US, have ever lived there, or have an American spouse): awczurich.org
-International Women's Club of Zurich: ziwa.com
-American Club of Zurich: acz.ch

Meetups: http://www.meetup.com/cities/ch/z%C3%BCrich/

Newsletters with events that you can attend to meet people:
-Hello Switzerland: http://www.helloswitzerland.ch/
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For folks who are generally looking for social opportunities, I recommend:

Clubs:
-American Women's Club of Zurich (for women who are from the US, have ever lived there, or have an American spouse): awczurich.org
-International Women's Club of Zurich: ziwa.com
-American Club of Zurich: acz.ch
any chance with ladism.ch ? fartalot.com? bromancezurich.com?
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Re: Zurich social life

Hi there,

We play 5-a-side football on Friday nights in the centre of town if you fancy that. We usually go for a few drinks afterwards too, so maybe you can kill two birds with one football shaped stone

Drop me a PM if you fancy it.

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any chance with ladism.ch ? fartalot.com? bromancezurich.com?
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Re: Zurich social life

Hey,

I'm a 24 year old Male from Zurich as well. I just moved here last year and I work at close to the Airport. I'm pretty scarce on friends at the moment too but I usually do grab brews with my workmates from time to time.

Langstrasse is always a good shout, you meet a ton of people there but I wouldn't really venture there by myself.

Anyways, shoot me a PM and we can grab a drink.
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Re: Zurich social life

judging by your alias you seem Asian, lots going on at the Indian Association, like hopi celebrations this weekend.

More info at www.iagz.ch

Also try and get in touch with the students association also at ETH, InSaz

Wishing you a quick recovery ...
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Re: Zurich social life

Hello there! Welcome to Zurich. I must say when I came here I went to a few places and found some great friends one by one One of the things I did was go to Meet Up . com and joined a group called "Zürich fun indoor and outdoor activities" and also a couple other groups that matched my interests, "Songwriters" and "Zürich English speaking group". http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-fun-soc...or-Activities/
I can honestly say it was great! I found like minded people and with similar interests.
Also, if you feel like come and join my concert with chatter, desert and drinks thereafter, there will be Meet up people there and also lots of my friends. We speak and sing in English... there is a lot in common. Here is the information if you feel like coming: THE aki, Hirschengraben 86, Zurich, CH, 7:30pm, My page: www.nikkiforova.com in case you wish to listen to the music to see if it's something you might enjoy.
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