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Old 27.01.2019, 19:48
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Re: Switzerland reported as one of the worst countries to make friends

Who talks about old style "friends" nowadays in the developed world? Add a few hundreds in any social app and enjoy internet in your quiet room
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Old 28.01.2019, 10:20
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Re: Switzerland reported as one of the worst countries to make friends

Define friendship...

Sure, it's easier in e.g. US or even Australia, but then again everybody tells you they "love you lots" and you're "a superclose friend" after meeting twice (I spent and still spend a ton of time in especially the US so this isn't just some prejudice). That's not even to mention Latin cultures, which are different, generally speaking, and, for example, physically more expressive.

But just because it's easier to start a conversation or someone hugs you three seconds in or they are more relaxed about making plans to hang out or whatever doesn't necessarily mean you're friends (yet).

No argument on the Swiss in general though, they are not easy to get to and yes, it is difficult to build friendships. They are not unfriendly (at least not more or less than others), but for sure tend to be reserved and private. It's not impossible to make friends of course, just takes longer. I'm Swiss, most my friends are not, and they live in Switzerland or elsewhere, so I'm proof that you can indeed make friends with a Swiss even if you yourself are not Swiss.

I'm not sure why this is news, it should be common knowledge by now that the Swiss aren't known for extrovert-I-love-everyone-behavior.
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Re: Switzerland reported as one of the worst countries to make friends

As I always explain to people who ask, (Suisse) slow to warm but they are enduring & rich friendships
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So non-existent.
Though some new sections of wall have actually been built.
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I'm not sure why this is news, it should be common knowledge by now that the Swiss aren't known for extrovert-I-love-everyone-behavior.
I find it interesting that Norway, another country that is high up there on the happiest and best places to live in the World has a friend-making / inter-communication mentality very similar to the Swiss.

I do think it's down to quality and not quantity, which can be extremely hard, but worthwhile if found.
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I’ve marveled on many occasions at the seeming fascination for residential fencing. Considering the lack of crime, “isolation fetish” is another possible takeaway.
I think the fencing is to keep dogs, people, parking of vehicles, litter etc. off one's property/lawn/driveway.
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Shane and Stacey agree with you!


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