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Looking for cool people to hang out with

I am 32 years old and live in Zurich, I am somewhat local but currently trying to expand my small social circle. I tried to meet new people at work but that is impossible due to lack of shared interests and mentalities so I joined some language classes but that was also another fail. Lately I also joined a gym but that was even worse. No one speaks to each other there either:-) Maybe this here will prove more fruitful. It would be great to be able to hang out with a group of people once in a while rather than hanging out with one friend I still have from school and being dependant on her availability. Recently I tried glocals but the people there seemed quite superficial and after meeting up once no one seemed too bothered to contact each other anymore...despite having a good time together.

I like concerts, bars, travelling, hiking, skiing and trying out new things in general. Nothing too crazy, just trying to have a good time and find something else to do apart from go to work and go home and watch TV.

If anyone is interested in catching up please drop me a line.
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Old 02.06.2014, 18:26
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

Nice Intro!
Im too far away to hang out

But check out the social events for meeting people
http://www.englishforum.ch/social-events/

EF is quite good for meeting on a regular basis
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

Stop surfing and get a proper job

The Mousetrap "pub" in the Viadukt Markthalle (it's a cheese shop with a bar that sells great beers, though it's arguably a bar that sells great (not grated) cheese) is not bad for meeting a few English speaking people from all walks of life and for drinking good beer (did I mention there's cheese). Thursday evenings, and Saturday afternoons are your best bet.

Mike (the owner/barman/Käsermeister) is great at introducing strangers to one another if they're looking lost and lonely (and you've introduced yourself to him).

There's a few threads if you search EF for Mousetrap.

Grumpy's Pub, the Mousetrap, is now serving
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

Thank you. Will check out the events section.

I see you live in Basel, just spent Friday night there went to a gig at Kuppel. Love being there great city:-)

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Im too far away to hang out

But check out the social events for meeting people
http://www.englishforum.ch/social-events/

EF is quite good for meeting on a regular basis
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

i've noticed something about posts like these that i find mildly amusing.
the orignal post clearly states that the person is searching for friendship if people are interested. the following replies all be it nice and with good intentions always involve directing the person to where they might find friendship. Almost nobody pops up like "hey im always up for making new friends wanna hang sometime".

but yeah ever heading to aarau and fancy a bear let me know.
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Old 02.06.2014, 19:20
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i've noticed something about posts like these that i find mildly amusing.
the orignal post clearly states that the person is searching for friendship if people are interested. the following replies all be it nice and with good intentions always involve directing the person to where they might find friendship. Almost nobody pops up like "hey im always up for making new friends wanna hang sometime".

but yeah ever heading to aarau and fancy a bear let me know.
Mmmm, yeah, but. I'm not the type to be looking for new friends, so I can either give advice about other places, or I can just ignore. I think a helpful pointer is better than nowt.

Incidentally, I think Bern is a better option for bears*




* Though when we last went, they were hiding.
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

hahaha omg thats a bad typo sorry lol. excuse my spelling mistakes im scouse so english is like a second language to me lol.

i am totally not knocking the fact you are all nice and give good tips by the way. i just think it's a shame that you barely ever see anyone like. " awwww bless i will be your friend"

i can also totally understand why its hard to expand friend circles these days as people don't talk anymore. we all walk around noses in phones and ignoring the world.
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i've noticed something about posts like these that i find mildly amusing.
the orignal post clearly states that the person is searching for friendship if people are interested. the following replies all be it nice and with good intentions always involve directing the person to where they might find friendship. Almost nobody pops up like "hey im always up for making new friends wanna hang sometime".

but yeah ever heading to aarau and fancy a bear let me know.

Let's brake that cycle:

Hey, I live in Mettmenstetten but I'm moving to Zurich in July, if you want to meet for a coffee tell me something!

Although I have to say that all the other suggestion were great, specially checking out the EF events
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Old 02.06.2014, 20:25
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i just think it's a shame that you barely ever see anyone like. " awwww bless i will be your friend"
I am this way. But there are two things.
1st is the fact people get wigged out by my ethusiasm, usually.
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..Nothing too crazy..
No. Crazy.

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That is something I completely agree with. Some people prefer to sleepwalk through life, maybe.

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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

I'd offer but I live 20km from Basel!

And I've just started making EF Friends... Though were all mammies to be!
Hope we can keep it up once the new generation greets us ;-)
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

And I'm not cool.
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

music chick the no crazy was a little bit that should rule me out aswel but hey lets give the guy a chance he might discover he likes crazy
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

I'm cool! But (hence) I live in Basel
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

switzerland is a small country lol people live in basel bern zurich and all are only around an hour from olten/aarau theres nothing stopping one big meet up for english speakers
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

Hi!

I arrived to Zurich in Jan and I'm open to meeting new people in town.
I also like hiking, skiing, concerts, etc...as most of us, I guess

Can't guarantee we'll click on well and become best friends, but we can start with a beer at that place in Viaduct this Thursday evening.

Does it work for you? PM me if interested!


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I am 32 years old and live in Zurich, I am somewhat local but currently trying to expand my small social circle. I tried to meet new people at work but that is impossible due to lack of shared interests and mentalities so I joined some language classes but that was also another fail. Lately I also joined a gym but that was even worse. No one speaks to each other there either:-) Maybe this here will prove more fruitful. It would be great to be able to hang out with a group of people once in a while rather than hanging out with one friend I still have from school and being dependant on her availability. Recently I tried glocals but the people there seemed quite superficial and after meeting up once no one seemed too bothered to contact each other anymore...despite having a good time together.

I like concerts, bars, travelling, hiking, skiing and trying out new things in general. Nothing too crazy, just trying to have a good time and find something else to do apart from go to work and go home and watch TV.

If anyone is interested in catching up please drop me a line.
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all are only around an hour from olten/aarau
Well, an hour and twenty years.
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I'm cool but live Down Under
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Under what?

You a troll
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Re: Looking for cool people to hang out with

Damn, that song will be on repeat in my head as I try sleep tonight.
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