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Re: Swiss love foreigners

I find most Swiss people, French, German and Italophone varieties to be fairly polite to foreigners.

Although I thought that in Zurich, people were more discreet. Other foreigners have complained that people stare too often on the Lausanne metro. I'm not really sure why, it seems to increase if we're speaking English or accented French. I don't think it's always a negative, but sometimes it strikes some of us as judgemental. In Zurich, it was refreshing that everyone kept to themselves.

Although in terms of 'foreign' perceptions, it was interesting to meet some really charming Swiss Germans living in Romandie. They said that as they live so close to Germany usually, Romandie seems more like a foreign country to them with its different language and culture. In their town they said that Swiss Francs are referred to as 'the Russians' as they so often have foreign parents, and some cultural distinctions. They said this is most often made as a reference to French-speakers in Geneva.
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How has this not become a thread about Swiss men exploiting foreign women who only want a visa?
Because Switzerland is Schengen now, so no Europeans need to screw a Swiss for visas anymore...
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It's the need for new blood.
In small countries, and communities - especially in the mountains - too much inter-breeding has taken place over the generations.
Once you get out of the cities, you'll find that most villages are inhabited by people who all share one of only 10 different family names.

Maybe because I used to live close to a handicapped home, and was more aware of the level of incidence, but I also believe per %age of population, there is a higher number of handicapped people here as in other European countries, due to the insufficient mixing of blood.
I believe this is a widely agreed upon reason... I've met many swiss during my search who've never even dated another swiss person. They mostly look outwards. However,many men I'vemet have also told me the Swiss women are not interested in Swiss men... so who knows
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