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Old 28.12.2010, 22:24
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Let's have it mentioned that people from Zurich ocasionally get on the trains to Rapperswil, Zug, Luzern, Lugano, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Schaffhausen and Kreuzlingen/Konstanz. I mean, the whole area including places like Konstanz, Singen, Lörrach, Mülhausen, Annemasse, Varese and Como has as many or possibly even less inhabitants than Greater London or Greater Paris
I wouldn't add in Como, Varese and Lugano, as they are 30-60 minutes from downtown Milano and are really part of Greater Milano, which is another kettle of fish.

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Old 28.12.2010, 22:26
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After brief but intensive research into the dating game, I've come up with the following:

- EF Forum is fabulous
- Swissfriends is great to pass the time and you might meet some nice women
- glocals has some fantastic single events
- go to some EF get togethers to meet friends
- English classes at Migros Klubschule or KV have lots of very nice single women (just pretend you don't speak English well )
- Come to Brunnen on Feb. 25 to meet a lot of local Swiss women
- Go to local fests
- go to local bars
- lots of single women who mountain bike nowadays
- lots of single women ride trains
- get involved in a hobby here... you never know
- Enjoy Switzerland even if you don't have a partner
- If you like yourself, the world will like you too.
jeez! you sound an expert on this!

did you find a boyriend?
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Old 28.12.2010, 22:28
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Keep us posted on your progress. If all else fails, try the hip hop approach.

This's got me in stitches! Epic Lulz!
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Old 28.12.2010, 22:31
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jeez! you sound an expert on this!

did you find a boyriend?
Nothing definite but I'm having a very good time being me.
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Old 28.12.2010, 22:32
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Hi, I have lived here for 12 years, alone for 2 years now and if you don't have a large house, prestige job and an excotic car.. forget it.
Nonsense, while there is a certain amount like that, they are hardly the majority.

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Me neither, but I do have six motorcycles, and all of my first (and subsequent) dates with Swiss (and other) women have involved them.

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Old 28.12.2010, 22:33
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Cant comment on the dating scene here but with regards to transportation to and fro Rapperswil, its a max 45 minutes ride on the Sbahn into the Zurich HB - with a spectacular view of the lake.

The S5 and S16 (if I am not wrong) runs regularly and there is a last train a little after midnight on weekdays to get you back home - and night trains every hour on weekends. A friend of mine lived in Rappi for a while after he split up with his OH and was looking for a new pad - didnt stop him having a social life in Zurich city at all!

Welcome in advance dude.
The S16 gets out from Meilen. Out of Rapperswil you have the S5 and more directly in fact the S7. The S5 goes to Glattbrugg (Bhf Glattbrugg) and Bülach, half of them to Niederweningen, half to Rafz, and again half of those to Schaffhausen. The S7 also goes to Glattbrugg (Bhf Opfikon) and onwards to Winterthur. For the airport you have to change at either Stadelhofen of HB onto the S16
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Old 28.12.2010, 22:37
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Nothing definite but I'm having a very good time being me.
I see

Is that what they call it these days
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I wouldn't add in Como, Varese and Lugano, as they are 30-60 minutes from downtown Milano and are really part of Greater Milano, which is another kettle of fish.

Tom
Well, I regard Milano as part of Greater Zurich (while admitting it to be rather the other way round). I do not take such things in a too narrow way !
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Old 28.12.2010, 22:52
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Well, I regard Milano as part of Greater Zurich (while admitting it to be rather the other way round). I do not take such things in a too narrow way !
Well, Zurich is on the other side of the Alps, and even Torino is closer to Lugano than Zurich, and they speak the same language!

Anyway, it seems that Stuttgart and Munich are closer to being part of Greater Zurich than Milano is!

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Old 28.12.2010, 23:08
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After brief but intensive research into the dating game, I've come up with the following:

- EF Forum is fabulous
- Swissfriends is great to pass the time and you might meet some nice women
- glocals has some fantastic single events
- go to some EF get togethers to meet friends
- English classes at Migros Klubschule or KV have lots of very nice single women (just pretend you don't speak English well )
- Come to Brunnen on Feb. 25 to meet a lot of local Swiss women
- Go to local fests
- go to local bars
- lots of single women who mountain bike nowadays
- lots of single women ride trains
- get involved in a hobby here... you never know
- Enjoy Switzerland even if you don't have a partner
- If you like yourself, the world will like you too.
Excellent advice Olygirl.

Diggdog - ignore all the negativity. Zurich has a vibrant singles scene, and the women are as nice as they can be. There are thousands of people out there like you, newly single again after 10 or 15 years of being married. Go out and meet people. Or go online if that's your thing.

And language is not an issue at all. You'll do fine with just English...
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Perfect for all you Hot Dogs out there;
The Love Quiz..

At the moment it seems like the only people registered are women

AND the Dogs team is still open

Its a sign

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Old 28.12.2010, 23:14
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Excellent advice Olygirl.

Diggdog - ignore all the negativity. Zurich has a vibrant singles scene, and the women are as nice as they can be. There are thousands of people out there like you, newly single again after 10 or 15 years of being married. Go out and meet people. Or go online if that's your thing.

And language is not an issue at all. You'll do fine with just English...
Absolutely. And don't be afraid to talk to people... you never know where that conversation could lead to.
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Old 28.12.2010, 23:22
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Re: Meeting New Friends and Dating

Taking notes

10 years marriage and 10 years in Japan - not entirely overlapping but close trying to get used not only to the scene again but also the change of venue

... and Cham isn't really the center of the universe, but close enough to Zurich
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Old 28.12.2010, 23:42
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And language is not an issue at all. You'll do fine with just English...
I'll second that.
When I've met my British hubby he didn't speak a word German, and I could barely understand any English. It didn't matter though...as I've thought he is a cute mouse and very charming.
So don't worry about language issues...if you meet the right person things will fall together!

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Old 28.12.2010, 23:46
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Well, Zurich is on the other side of the Alps, and even Torino is closer to Lugano than Zurich, and they speak the same language!

Anyway, it seems that Stuttgart and Munich are closer to being part of Greater Zurich than Milano is!

Tom
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Old 28.12.2010, 23:47
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This is a great thread. Love advice and transport from Rapperswil rolled in to one.

Long live EF.

Cheers,
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Old 29.12.2010, 00:20
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This is a great thread. Love advice and transport from Rapperswil rolled in to one.

Long live EF.

Cheers,
Nick
And the great thing about Swiss trains is that they are likely to go all the way.
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All the women want here is a Really hot, Really Rich, Male partner. It's just that simple.
just the same as everywhere else in the world then
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Diggdog

It's awesome that you've received some all round excellent advice in response to your questions and here's wishing you all the very best with your quest.

Cheers .
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..... you never know where that conversation could lead to.
I know

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