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Erm... "The OP" (@Turtledove23) is still in England...

Now that this thread has been resurrected today by the dude who is in Stansstad, I hope she comes back to let us know how things are going with her Swiss bf/their long distance relationship.
If things didn't work out for OP, apparently there's another Swiss man waiting for English ladies at every EF corner...

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Hi, i'm a Swiss looking for a english speaking girlfriend who is living in Switzerland for a seriously relationship. i have some relatives which are British and Swiss (they were 50Years ago). .., I'm 49 years old!
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If things didn't work out for OP, apparently there's another Swiss man lurking for English ladies at every EF corner...
Corrected that for you

However, the ladies shouldn't hold their breath for these guys to make eye contact, let alone the first move.
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Hi, i'm a Swiss looking for a english speaking girlfriend who is living in Switzerland for a seriously relationship. i have some relatives which are British and Swiss (they were 50Years ago). .., I'm 49 years old!
For a start, there's a thread here on EF about looking for language tandem partner. Good luck!
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Old 29.11.2014, 13:18
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I'm Swiss. I know thousands of jokes in many languages.
French-German bicultural guy speaking here:

This is the real difference: in some cultures, the joke is something you know and place right, in other cultures, the joke is something you make on the spot. The two are hard to make match.
I have a more French witt-based humour that requires knowledge of references and my more German cousins have this endless databank of funny word plays easy to get. We get it because we grew up that way, but I can imagine it's hard to acquire this understanding as a full grown up when dating a foreigner.
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French-German bicultural guy speaking here:

This is the real difference: in some cultures, the joke is something you know and place right, in other cultures, the joke is something you make on the spot. The two are hard to make match.
I have a more French witt-based humour that requires knowledge of references and my more German cousins have this endless databank of funny word plays easy to get. We get it because we grew up that way, but I can imagine it's hard to acquire this understanding as a full grown up when dating a foreigner.
That must explain why I never get any jokes of my Portuguese hubby, which
A) don't translate well
B) are simply not funny, at least to me!

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So even though he's happy to still see me in a month and see where we go... you think I should still ditch him now?
He doesn't want to date you, but he'll still visit? It sounds like he's in it for just the sex.
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Old 10.12.2014, 14:51
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Re: Dating Swiss Men?

As I wrote in another thread Swiss men mostly marry women from Germany, Thailand, Italy, Brazil and France...

I guess British women have the image to be very witty, smart and good in bed... Things that might scare a lot of Swiss men...
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As I wrote in another thread Swiss men mostly marry women from Germany, Thailand, Italy, Brazil and France...

I guess British women have the image to be very witty, smart and good in bed... Things that might scare a lot of Swiss men...
There is a big leap between you posting an opinion and the facts:
http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/d...key/05/01.html

British women have the image of not being able to bite in an apple without losing the rest of their teeth....a thing that scares a lot of Swiss men
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Re: Dating Swiss Men?

I've only briefly dated one Swiss man before who was in his early 20s. My situation was perhaps a little different from yours as "my guy" was not your typical Swiss (educational background was mostly international schools etc). Did not really see any major differences in dating him and guys from elsewhere.
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Re: Dating Swiss Men?

Hi, all!

Well I never expected this thread to carry on for so long! I'll ignore the comment from the 50 yr old Swiss offering his boyfriend service...

So the Swiss guy dreamis over...and I now consider Swiss men to be total jerks. I got played big time. He was never as interested as I thought he was, in fact he was going on dates with other girls whilst we were getting to know each other.

He didn't want to do long distance and called me crazy when I considered dating for a bit and then moving over. He was also surprised I came off Tinder because we had been talking everyday for 4 months and met twice and I thought it was going somewhere. So... I fell for the polite, kind, thoughtful Swiss guy who turned into a jerk.
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So the Swiss guy dreamis over...and I now consider Swiss men to be total jerks.
I feel sorry for you. But don't you think calling me total jerk is a bit harsh?
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Re: Dating Swiss Men?

Sorry dear but my experience from one man has tainted the nice view I once had of Swiss men
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Old 15.12.2014, 07:32
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Sorry dear but my experience from one man has tainted the nice view I once had of Swiss men
It's almost a fair view. I read somewhere (don't quote me) that Switzerland has the highest per capita subscriber rate to "sexual encounter/affair" dating sites in Europe.
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It's almost a fair view. I read somewhere (don't quote me) that Switzerland has the highest per capita subscriber rate to "sexual encounter/affair" dating sites in Europe.
Must be because all the foreigners cheat like hell
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Sorry dear but my experience from one man has tainted the nice view I once had of Swiss men
I was mugged by a black man once.


They must all be criminals!
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Old 15.12.2014, 11:07
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It's almost a fair view. I read somewhere (don't quote me) that Switzerland has the highest per capita subscriber rate to "sexual encounter/affair" dating sites in Europe.

Oh, those are prostitution fronts.
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Is dating Swiss man complicated?

Hi, I have been seeing a 25 years old Swiss guy from Zurich for about a month. He showed that he liked me a lot in the beginning but things are a bit vague than before. (My questions are at the very bottom)

I'm an Asian girl who is open and has been exposed to many different cultures (both East and West) since I was a child. Also, I have a lot of friends from Europe and I went to college in the USA.

In the beginning, I was not interested in him at all. I have never dated who is from the Western culture. We knew each other from same group but not so close. One weekend, I was out with my friends in a club and he was there with his friends celebrating his birthday. I said hi first and he gave me a bijoux. After a while, I got quite tipsy and he was tipsy too. I saw him passing by when I was at a table with my friends so said hi again and he pulled me out to dance. He told me it was his birthday so I gave him a light peck on a cheek and he asked if he could kiss me. He did lightly, before I answered. I stayed silent and walked away after he told me he will text me (which he did 5 days later).

We texted quite a long time and in the beginning he was the one who always asked questions and texted very promptly. He planned more for our first two dates and when we did not see each other for two weeks, he said he is sad. Also he praised me more too. I know during courting stage, men can be sweeter than their usual personality.

After the second date, he started to respond slower. He was bit more touchy and passionate that night but didn't suggest anything or stop me when I said I'm going home. He even did not reply to "I miss you" (which was my first time sending it). When I stopped texting, he asked me whether I was mad (maybe little but not really). Now I'm the one that asks question to continue the conversation. Both of us never called each other to talk. When we are together, he doesn't reply to his friends' texts immediately.

We started to talk less so I asked him out for the third date, which went very well that both of us had a fun time. However, on the first and the second date, he kissed me but not on the third date... and we have not gone beyond kiss yet.

My questions are:
Are Swiss men passive and reserved?
Are they not good at showing emotions?
Are girls supposed to make more actions and plans?
How do you know if they are still interested in girls?
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Re: Is dating Swiss man complicated?

..... and it's not even Friday.
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..... and it's not even Friday.
I'm getting Deja Vu
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