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Old 23.05.2012, 21:29
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This might offend some, but Lausanne is special for Blacks and Arabs. Most of the cocaine dealing is done by Blacks, more specifically West Africans. You see them every evening in the Chauderon - Riponne - St François triangle doing nothing but that. The Arabs you see are usually from the Maghreb (that's Morocco-Algeria-Tunisia) or from France and those that aren't dealing marijuana are likely to be on a stealing spree. They also like to harass girls in nightclubs around the Flon area. French Arabs in particular have a really bad reputation for treating women badly and looking for fights on the slightest pretext.

So if you're of one of those ethnic flavour, expect a lot of (often wrong) prejudice to be aimed at you when going out in the evening. Dressing hiphop in particular will attract attention from the police and unless the girls are into rnb/hiphop they'll avoid you... or ask you for drugs. It's really tough being a young professional guy from Africa or North America (if dark skinned, the others get the "america is evil" story instead) in this town if you want to meet girls, but if you have the moves, smile a lot and don't over do it you'll be ok.


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Old 23.05.2012, 21:32
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Re: Are Swiss girls materialistic?

I thought that more or less all girls are materialistic


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Old 23.05.2012, 21:35
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This might offend some, but Lausanne is special for Blacks and Arabs. Most of the cocaine dealing is done by Blacks, more specifically West Africans. You see them every evening in the Chauderon - Riponne - St François triangle doing nothing but that. The Arabs you see are usually from the Maghreb (that's Morocco-Algeria-Tunisia) or from France and those that aren't dealing marijuana are likely to be on a stealing spree. They also like to harass girls in nightclubs around the Flon area. French Arabs in particular have a really bad reputation for treating women badly and looking for fights on the slightest pretext.

So if you're of one of those ethnic flavour, expect a lot of (often wrong) prejudice to be aimed at you when going out in the evening. Dressing hiphop in particular will attract attention from the police and unless the girls are into rnb/hiphop they'll avoid you... or ask you for drugs. It's really tough being a young professional guy from Africa or North America (if dark skinned, the others get the "america is evil" story instead) in this town if you want to meet girls, but if you have the moves, smile a lot and don't over do it you'll be ok.


P.S. Groan at me if you must but I will *not* debate what I've posted. I've been living dowtown for 13 years here and that's the reality of what people think is happening.
It always amuses me the dealing comments people make, in any country about black people being dealers, but who in the end can afford to snort coke up their noses? Why does the Limmat run deep in coke levels in it's waters? Because of the massive black population that it doesn't have? I understand the point you are trying to make, but it's a point of ignorance of the facts. That might sound offensive to you, but you are the one bringing it up.

I think it must be all in the perceived approach. I hang out with a guy(for the point of this conversation it must be said that he is black of color), and he is never trying to pick up girls. He is happily married, and likes to go out for a drink from time to time. But whenever I am with him often times girls will tell me to tell my friend he is trying wayyyyy to hard. I mean, he in fact isn't trying. Ever. It might be a culture thing where one way of looking at person in one country is the acceptable way of being friendly, then to another it might come off as over bearing.

I am not assuming your comments are meant to be racist, I am just discussing the point you have given.
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Old 23.05.2012, 21:38
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So, what do you do to get liked around here, are the girls really materialistic?
Here's a tip...try working on yourself, first
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Old 23.05.2012, 21:50
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Re: Are Swiss girls materialistic?

I as a native southern Californian,living in Kriens and Lozärn a long while.I have been very blessed having six Swiss girlfriends in my life so far.Swiss women are the best in the world;they're very independent,fun with lots of humor,totally very creative even making their owns cloths;and when given a complement they blush and totally appreciLove it. (My life long dream is still to marry and live the rest of my life with a Swiss woman.(Kalifornier suecht Schweizer Frau-Meitschi zom Hürote för es ganzes Läbe.)


also dont worry und einen super schönen Tag,wünscht euch von ganzem herzen♥
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Old 23.05.2012, 23:53
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I do feel for the guys who have to go up to girls, what must that be like!
yes, it must be terrible - i can't even imagine it either! here i am, getting annoyed each week as some new girl has broken into my flat and ensconced herself naked in my bed hoping to hook up. i guess it is the price one has to pay for being so utterly awesome.
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I as a native southern Californian,living in Kriens and Lozärn a long while.I have been very blessed having six Swiss girlfriends in my life so far.Swiss women are the best in the world;they're very independent,fun with lots of humor,totally very creative even making their owns cloths;and when given a complement they blush and totally appreciLove it. (My life long dream is still to marry and live the rest of my life with a Swiss woman.(Kalifornier suecht Schweizer Frau-Meitschi zom Hürote för es ganzes Läbe.)


also dont worry und einen super schönen Tag,wünscht euch von ganzem herzen♥
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Old 23.05.2012, 23:56
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yes, it must be terrible - i can't even imagine it either! here i am, getting annoyed each week as some new girl has broken into my flat and ensconced herself naked in my bed hoping to hook up. i guess it is the price one has to pay for being so utterly awesome.

I am not thanking the awesome part.
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Old 24.05.2012, 00:16
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In my experience the worst dating site. Yeah they have an English user interface, but that's about it.

Don't waste your money, or time.
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I as a native southern Californian,living in Kriens and Lozärn a long while.I have been very blessed having six Swiss girlfriends in my life so far.
If you want to get laid in CH, you apparently need comic sans... and colors, lots of colors... you did not coincidentally go to a Steiner school, did you?

And a word of warning on Swiss girlfriends - they are apparently bad for the eyesight...
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(My life long dream is still to marry and live the rest of my life with a Swiss woman)
Realizing the dream myself and a dream it has been...I got more than just a great wife though, her/my Suisse family here is quite remarkable as well
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Re: Are Swiss girls materialistic?

A funny piece of irony in all this is that hip-hop fashion and being materialistic are not mutually exclusive. Quite the opposite in my experience. I hung out in that milieu when I was younger and most of those dudes spent more money on clothes, shoes, and accessories than my lady friends did. Good tennis shoes and Beats headphones are expensive. I look back and don't see how they could afford it, to be honest. I'd have trouble living like that with what I earn today, how did they ever get money for food... A really fashion-conscious crowd, too, regularly pointing out (jokingly, of course) clothes I wore two days in a row, etc. I couldn't keep up with them.
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Re: Are Swiss girls materialistic?

lots of pop ups while reading:

"True Lies"
"The masks we put to show who we are"
"Dont worry about finding a perfect woman- make sure you become the perfect man"
"what you give is what you get"



its always very amusing to see this dance between men and women. Stereotypes are very expressive - they show ones own lack of identity

Good luck with girlS
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A funny piece of irony in all this is that hip-hop fashion and being materialistic are not mutually exclusive. Quite the opposite in my experience. I hung out in that milieu when I was younger and most of those dudes spent more money on clothes, shoes, and accessories than my lady friends did. Good tennis shoes and Beats headphones are expensive. I look back and don't see how they could afford it, to be honest. I'd have trouble living like that with what I earn today, how did they ever get money for food... A really fashion-conscious crowd, too, regularly pointing out (jokingly, of course) clothes I wore two days in a row, etc. I couldn't keep up with them.
agree. i am reminded of a time i worked in chicago and i went to a club there. there was a guy i saw which made my head almost explode. if you imagine the most caricatured guy described by the words pimp/nigga/money - he would be it. the icing on the cake: he was standing in the corner (but managing to swagger at the same time) holding his own golden mug entirely encrusted with gems and on his hand was a massive gold 'ring' which covered all 4 fingers and was a 4 inch by 1 inch block of letters which read "MONEY". WTF?
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Re: Are Swiss girls materialistic?

Interesting related article from the UK.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/relations...dy-dating.html

Seems to occupy a very greay moral area.
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Switzerland is highly driven by the financial sector so people tend to dress up more here than other parts of the world
After having seen the neighboring countries like Germany, France, Austria & Holland, I don't think that the swiss dress up more or better than the other parts of the world

Best example:The capital city of Swiss and this is the first impression you get walking out of the central station. The judgement is all yours now folks!!!

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After having seen the neighboring countries like Germany, France, Austria & Holland, I don't think that the swiss dress up more or better than the other parts of the world

Best example:The capital city of Swiss and this is the first impression you get walking out of the central station. The judgement is all yours now folks!!!
i can be in no way considered fashionable, but i recall that even i was shocked by the dress sense when if first arrived in switzerland - though i have to say that after 3 years here, i'm inured to it. the winter dress style i like, but then again, maybe i've just got a fetish for boots and woolly hats!

dress up is maybe the wrong word. at least in zurich people are very image conscious and people like their brands. i notice a distinct difference in treatment depending on whether i'm dressed like my usual slobbish self, or when i am in a suit...
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After having seen the neighboring countries like Germany, France, Austria & Holland, I don't think that the swiss dress up more or better than the other parts of the world
Exactly. I actually feel like I am poorly dressed when I go back to me native town, and here I am just normal looking. God bless the Swiss, there isn't as much of snobbery as in other parts of the world (must say I don't work for a bank)
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Exactly. I actually feel like I am poorly dressed when I go back to me native town, and here I am just normal looking. God bless the Swiss, there isn't as much of snobbery as in other parts of the world (must say I don't work for a bank)
This makes me smile. I was in Zurich over the weekend and remarked to my wife how much better-dressed everyone was in Zurich than in Basel.

If there isn't much snobbery in Zurich, then there isn't any snobbery in Basel.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to look for my black socks and sandals.

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