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Doesn't seem to be a matter of nationality but of the individual psychological constitution. In our case, it's exactly the other way round: My OH is American, I'm Swiss. I know thousands of jokes in many languages. She can have and also make fun, sometimes even very much so, for instance puns, jests, quips etc., but she is absolutely hopeless when it comes to cracking jokes. While listening to a joke, she analyses the exact meaning down to a level where it isn't funny any more, and, while trying to tell a joke herself (fortunately, she knows only three anyway), she sure like heck ruins the punch line.

And it's not only me who thinks so. Her entire American circle agrees with me.
in this case it doesn't seem to be a matter of nationality, neither of individul psychological constitution, but of gender.
http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/2...i-v-humor.html
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Doesn't seem to be a matter of nationality but of the individual psychological constitution. In our case, it's exactly the other way round: My OH is American, I'm Swiss. I know thousands of jokes in many languages. She can have and also make fun, sometimes even very much so, for instance puns, jests, quips etc., but she is absolutely hopeless when it comes to cracking jokes. While listening to a joke, she analyses the exact meaning down to a level where it isn't funny any more, and, while trying to tell a joke herself (fortunately, she knows only three anyway), she sure like heck ruins the punch line.

And it's not only me who thinks so. Her entire American circle agrees with me.
I hope she read your post, sounds like she needs to learn, right? Together with what seems to be an entire gender.

Sweet.

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Old 14.09.2014, 18:31
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Re: Dating Swiss Men?

Don't be surprised if he can't laugh about himself. I've met a few Swiss people who can, including a great guy on here but they really are few and far between.
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Apparently they have a cracking sense of humour and consume copious amounts of alcohol.
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Apparently they have a cracking sense of humour and consume copious amounts of alcohol.
Isn't copious amount of alcohol synonymous with a cracking sense of humor

(I think it's the great cheese that does it, btw)
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Apparently they have a cracking sense of humour and consume copious amounts of alcohol.
But as an added bonus, they're also really kinky in bed.
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But as an added bonus, they're also really kinky in bed.
Pull the udder one.
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They are renowned for their insatiable appetite for sex so do wear your chastity belt on the first date...
(rumours say)
Is that right!? haha! I had always heard the Swiss were conservative when it comes to this? But I wouldn't complain
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There is humour here, which you will find when your language skills are up to speed.
However frivolity is usually frowned upon, as is most of the British clubbing mentality.

Read this book to understand the Swiss. It is written by a British travel writer who lives in Bern,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swiss-Watchi...y+diccon+bewes

And read this one too asap,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/276-8504730-4795656?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=living+and+working+Switzerland

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Thank you for this! x
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But as an added bonus, they're also really kinky in bed.
Bonus
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have you met him yet?
Yes I have Sean, he came over to see me and we spent a lovely 2 days together!
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So who travelled to whom for the one and only date so far?

Your location states "England" and I'm assuming he's in Switzerland?
He came over to see me in England from Switzerland for our first date! We have a second date planned for me going over to see him next month hopefully.
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Yes, they start off like this………. then they become just like English men over time
Really? you think so??
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My husband is Swiss (I'm American), and while I know all men differ regardless of their culture/nationality, I can say that my Swiss husband is probably one of the least "silly" men I have ever known... in the sense that he rarely makes me laugh or "gets" a joke. It didn't bother me too much in the beginning, because (to be honest), I think I was kind of idealizing him as the "sexy foreign man" at the time and I was also swooned by other things like his intellect, etc. But now, after 5 years of marriage, I do think it's come to bother me a bit. The differences in our personalities didn't seem to emerge as a "problem" until we were living together and married and it was no longer just a long-distance relationship. I think the realities of a relationship don't really set in until you're living together or at least with each other for quite some time.

My best advice to you is... take your time and don't rush into anything. But if you do think you're serious about this guy, do try to spend as much time with him (in person) as possible before doing anything drastic like moving here, etc. I had made the mistake(?) of moving here simply because I was desperate to end the torment of the long-distance thing. And now, in hindsight, I realize that I should have gotten to know him -- and the dynamics of our relationship -- better first.

Whatever happens, I do hope things work out the best for you!
Thank you Pankcakes, that really is very sound advice. I was almost worrying that things could end up down this route...at the moment I am probably in the beginning stage like you and idolizing him as the 'sexy foreign man' He doesn't always get my humour but I don't know if that's because of a language barrier? I really feel like I desperatly need to spend some more time with him to truely get to know his personality.
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He came over to see me in England from Switzerland for our first date! We have a second date planned for me going over to see him next month hopefully.
Meanwhile, don't deactivate your Tinder account just yet, better still, keep active on it!

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This is really interesting, thank you! I have wondered what the case may be on this, however... I know he is still active on his Tinder account. We've only had 1 date but have been talking for 3 months
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My husband has made a Swiss friend through work, I've been to his house and had many lunches with him at the park. He is very jolly and jokes all the time, him and my husband have banter together and there is often plenty of sillyness, so if that's your key don't worry about not finding it because he's Swiss

You'll find out if he is one for you soon enough! Pancakes gave good advice, get to know him before jumping in and moving here (assuming he does live here? Or does he live in the UK?)
Thank you Pixie I hope to get to know him by lots of (probably expensive lol) visits to Zurich. I'm pleased to hear about your husband and his Swiss friend. He does get some of my jokes but I think only more time will tell. It's still such early days!! x
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But as an added bonus, they're also really kinky in bed.
Not that kinky, if it's only in bed
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My husband has made a Swiss friend through work, I've been to his house and had many lunches with him at the park.
He's probably looking for a three-some.

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Yes I have Sean, he came over to see me and we spent a lovely 2 days together!
I hope for your sake that he's genuine. You should suggest giving everything up to live with him in Switzerland.....not that you immediately want to but the expression on his face may be one of those moments you need to experience.

If you stay in a hotel and meet none of his friends, you know what that means, right?
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There is humour here, which you will find when your language skills are up to speed.
Can you point us to some good examples?
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However frivolity is usually frowned upon
Why are there then so many sex shops the size of a supermarket in CH?
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