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british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Hi all, moved here 7 months ago, initially very enthusiastic about socialising, learning the language and fitting in. It's not been easy and have had a very tough start but now I'm settled and want to try meeting like minded people.

I have a good network at work, but they all have their own lives and I'd like to make new friends to meet up with on the weekends for lunch, coffee dinner etc.

I've tried some of those meet up groups but haven't really clicked with anyone. I'm quite independent so I often go out for coffee and dinner alone, it doesn't bother me but what I miss is good conversation.

I like socialising and I dont mind going for walks and hikes however I'm not going to lie I'm not a massively sporty person. I like to have a laugh, good conversation, watch a movie and love watching live music.... I'm really bored of Netflix so if anyone fancies meeting for a coffee please pm me

I visit home (London) once a month as my fiance is still living at home, but I'm keen on making more friends here otherwise I will end up going home every weekend

Be kind with your comments, it's taken me 7 months to introduce myself on here as there are a few members who can be quite mean and make unhelpful comments.

Look forward to hearing from nice people

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Take yourself to the International Bier Bar and speak to Mike behind the bar who will in turn introduce you to a million people and you can choose which ones you like. It's not about getting drunk but it really is social. And a good starting point....
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Take yourself to the International Bier Bar and speak to Mike behind the bar who will in turn introduce you to a million people and you can choose which ones you like. It's not about getting drunk but it really is social. And a good starting point....
Thanks, that's very useful. Is there a particular night that is best to go?
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

This may help:

http://www.zurich4you.ch/_international_clubs.html
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Thanks, that's very useful. Is there a particular night that is best to go?
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My guess is grumpygrapefruit

To the OP, like minded friends... what kind of music do you like? What kind of movies? What kind of hobbies? Some shy people might see what you like and decide to reach out to you as well now that you've taken the first step.

Good luck!
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Hi SerenAli,

I am interested to meet up for a coffee, good conversation and possibly making a new friend here. Please PM me your phone number so we can arrange a meeting. Cheers!
Sarah
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My guess is grumpygrapefruit

To the OP, like minded friends... what kind of music do you like? What kind of movies? What kind of hobbies? Some shy people might see what you like and decide to reach out to you as well now that you've taken the first step.

Good luck!
Good point

Without sounding too much like a cliche, I like all movies (last movie I watched that had me in fits of laughter was 'escape plan' with sly and Arnold) but I also like a good chick flick, an action and thriller. I'm currently re-watching prison break. Big dexter fan, loving Ray Donavon (clearly watch too much Netflix!)

My fave place to go when I was in London was Ronnie Scott's jazz bar and Belgravia of boisdale (excuse any spelling mistakes) just to listen to live music. Also love eating out anywhere tasty

What else can I say? I'm very easy going and Would like to meet people to have a laugh with and can relate to me and the challenges of being an expat

Oh music- I listen to everything, soul, house (nothing heavy) rnb Jazz anything good in the charts
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Hi


Welcome to the forum and I hope you've been meeting more people.


Sadly I'm in Basel or I would have loved to meet up but I will say that I understand how you feel and I hope that it gets better for you. Feel free to PM me.


We moved here 6 months ago and meeting people is difficult. And, like you, it's not for the want of trying.


All the very best,


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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

If you are on Facebook you will find a whole host of social groups at your finger tips for Zurich...

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There are also organisations like ZIWA (google it!) which offer social groups for women in and around Zurich.

If you need any other help of advise then i dont mind meeting with you for a coffee/glass of wine either

I'm 31, British and like to odd excuse to escape into Zurich
Send me a PM x

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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Also, are you aware of www.meetup.com
It has loads of meet-up groups across hundreds of interests.
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

I usually join the Hash House Harriers on Thursday for some socializing and a little run/walk.

Weekends, usually swing by the International and a have a few beers and light hearted banter.

Always good times, always inclusive.

PM anyone is interested in joining.
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Hi Seren,


I arrived in Zürich more than one year ago and couldn't socialize but this summer I went to meet people in the German Discussion Group at Wednesdays. It's a very good spot to meet new people and from around the world. Some britishs, canadian and americans just for mentiont native english talkers.


Another good place to meet people is in German languages schools. Specially if you have the luck to have colleagues around your age.
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Hi, I am also from the UK I have been in Switzerland for over 2 years now. PM me if you fancy meeting up for coffee or a glass of wine!
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Re: british 34 year old female looking for like-minded friends

Hi, i am looking for a girlfriend or even for marriage. i am 50 Years old , swiss-german born, employed and interested for a good relationship. Living near Luzern. If you know someone give me an email.
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Hi, i am looking for a girlfriend or even for marriage. i am 50 Years old , swiss-german born, employed and interested for a good relationship. Living near Luzern. If you know someone give me an email.
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Hi, i am looking for a girlfriend or even for marriage. i am 50 Years old , swiss-german born, employed and interested for a good relationship. Living near Luzern. If you know someone give me an email.
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