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elitepartner?

Hi All,

Has anybody joined or used ElitePartner to get involved in the local dating scene? Any tips? I am keen to cast my net outside the confines of my female colleagues and am not sure where to turn nor do I know much about the various dating websites here.
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Old 11.09.2012, 00:57
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Re: elitepartner?

Hiya - good luck with your romantic adventure.

Over the years I've racked up some experience with dating sites in Switzerland, here's a rundown of sites I've used:
  • Swissfriends -> Nothing going on, waste of time and money.
  • Meetic -> Quirky to use, way more men than women, probably a waste of time.
  • Friendscout -> In my opinion the best dating site in Switzerland.
In my case nothing good came of using Swiss dating sites, and I've given up on them. Bad luck? Could be. Does Switzerland have a sh!tty dating scene? Could be. Am I just a lousy date? Could be.

In my opinion the online dating phenomenon places pressure on the daters to have a positive outcome, thus creating an insincere atmosphere during the date. It's something to keep in mind before signing up.

Why don't you try to score dates the old fashioned way -> hit on cute expat babes at EF meetups.
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Why don't you try to score dates the old fashioned way -> hit on cute expat babes at EF meetups.
What he said.

And if you run, meeting people here could also be a start.
http://www.meetup.com/The-Zurich-Hash-House-Harriers/

Though remember that people can smell desperation a mile off. Better to fake confidence (not to be confused with cockiness)- at one stage you'll start believing in yourself.
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Why don't you try to score dates the old fashioned way -> hit on cute expat babes at EF meetups.
I thought that EF babes were all dull and boring but very good at choosing good looking avatar profile pics..
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[*]Swissfriends -> Nothing going on, waste of time and money.

Been there for 6 months and met some really nice women. Still in contact with two of them.

Now, I was looking for natives, and said no people who weren't from Switzerland.
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Old 11.09.2012, 08:43
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Re: elitepartner?

I am a chat addict since 1994 (if you can believe that!) When I started learning German, it was the best way for me to get practice and meet new people. I've never been into flirting, just normal chatting. Just to warn you, the chat scene has gotten very "perverted" over the years. I would suggest that approximately 95% of the people are looking for sex of a relationship "with sex".

I've tried pretty much everything out there (since they are usually free for women).
  • Swissflirt- as I already mentioned in a thread this week was full of pervs wanting to give me money for sex...
  • Lablue.de- The only chat site I am still on today. Not too many Swiss, but still some. Quite nice ones too! It's free for me, but not sure about men...
  • Friendscout- pretty much everyone needs to pay for this one but you can still get PMs even if you don't. Here is where I met my husband. Will certainly give it a gold star for that!

Good luck out there
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Re: elitepartner?

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  • Meetic -> Quirky to use, way more men than women, probably a waste of time.
I don't agree. I was on Elite for 1 1/2 years - I was not very happy, met a few ladies but we didn't really get started anywhere.
Then Parship - more or less the same.
Then Meetic - I liked the search options and was successful within a week.

btw - by now we're married.....

I don't think it's the dating site - it's coincidence that two people with the same wavelength are in the proper place at the proper time at the proper occasion. Works the same at parties and bars or anywhere people meet....

Sort of like some people have bad experience with this insurance company, others however are very happy with the same.

Or that endless chatter Cablecom vs. Swisscom.

Oooops I'm off topic.
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Re: elitepartner?

what about okcupid.ch/com? i have heard its free, easy to use, etc.
i have been with friendscout24.ch, mates have been as well. i liked it, my mates like it in general, i met some girls, started off with some, didnt lead anywhere and i returnd to good ol´RL flirting.

parship and elitepartner i think is too expensive and the fact of hidden pics..i dunno... not so appealing. the same with eDarling. 160chuffs/month... stop the adverts on tv and cut it to halfprice?!
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Re: elitepartner?

If you speak German, here's a website that compares all the available singles sites in Switzerland:

http://www.singleboersen-vergleich.c...rtnersuche.htm
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Re: elitepartner?

I've used a number of dating sites back home and were pretty much usless!

Now that I'm in Switzerland,I've decided to try and date the old fashioned way.The minute I mention I'm half white half black,most men expect me to look a certain way!I always get told how hot mixed or biracial women are and that I must be looking like a model!So internet dating had put a lot of pressure on myself.

I did sign up for elite partner but haven't used it.

Good luck!
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Re: elitepartner?

Admittedly, anything that requires me to pay is a turn-off right away. Good old fashioned RL dating sounds appealing in theory, but I am not sure where to start. I am still finding my feet in the Zürich area so a helpful push in the right direction would be great!
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Re: elitepartner?

Try EF, meetup.com or glocals.com meetups
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Re: elitepartner?

Have you tried staring at girls on the train? Apparently that's the Swiss way.
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I don't think it's the dating site - it's coincidence that two people with the same wavelength are in the proper place at the proper time at the proper occasion. Works the same at parties and bars or anywhere people meet....
Well said, and I agree!
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Re: elitepartner?

Women on dating sites:

I want to meet a nice guy, but has to be hot and wealthy...
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Re: elitepartner?

It used to be that the best way for a woman to find a man was to become a waitress in another town. True story.
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Have you tried staring at girls on the train? Apparently that's the Swiss way.
This made me really laff.

Recently, I've been both entertained and enlightened listening to the train staring stories of a Swiss friend's teenage daughter. As she's extremely pretty, tall and slim, it's understandable that she gets lots of male attention.

Her Mom and I have been literally in stitches of laughter at times at how it's done these days on trains!
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Meetic -> Quirky to use, way more men than women, probably a waste of time.
Disagree, met my wife (and several previous girlfriends) via Meetic.

Agree that Swissfriends is pretty useless, though.

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Re: elitepartner?

hello... OKCUPID.COM is FREE!!!
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hello... OKCUPID.COM is FREE!!!
What is it they say, you get what you pay for...
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