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Old 01.02.2019, 15:13
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Tea events? Sounds like for very old people.
Okay boys who pm-ed her: Do it again, Cream Tea it is.
You can take her here and here (and let us know when you'll be there )

What would be a 50% success rate? The offer she made to Tom but only the blindfold?
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Tea events? Sounds like for very old people.
Please don't tell me there's now going to be a minimum age for drinking tea.

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Harry's Ding? Serriously? Are you sure that's a website about somewhere to drink tea?
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Please don't tell me there's now going to be a minimum age for drinking tea.
Much like smoking here, there are different age limits for different cantons. I've heard some have no limits at all!
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Tea events? Sounds like for very old people.
Okay boys who pm-ed her: Do it again, Cream Tea it is.
You can take her here and here (and let us know when you'll be there )

What would be a 50% success rate? The offer she made to Tom but only the blindfold?
Tea-events I call everything from inviting guests to meeting at a cafe, but the links look super nice

50% success rate is that what is common here to arrange the meeting and then say "well, sorry, plans changed" one more thing to get used to.
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Old 01.02.2019, 15:33
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Never said about not worth social contacts, it never ceases to amaze me how people hear only what they want to hear, the problem that people with families will not go for a drink, will not go basically anywhere, all the tea-events have to planned two weeks before and at 50% success rate, and if it is a married man hahah (and in software engineering there are basically only men) I would like to see what their wifes will tell you about that those evil looks once you just laughed at something together with a colleague at corporative
I think you work in a strange place or know strange people or you are strange

I'm old(er) and married and kids and I'm allowed to go out whenever I want with whomever I want, male or female, married or not.. So is the wife..
And no it's not some modern open marriage, we're just grown ups. If I have a beer with the beautiful office babe it doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to shag her .. and vice versa.

Maybe they just don't wanna go..
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Tea events? Sounds like for very old people.
Okay boys who pm-ed her: Do it again, Cream Tea it is.
You can take her here and here (and let us know when you'll be there )

What would be a 50% success rate? The offer she made to Tom but only the blindfold?
Maybe the person who PM'd was talking cream pie, rather than cream tea.
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Old 01.02.2019, 15:42
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Tea-events I call everything from inviting guests to meeting at a cafe, but the links look super nice

50% success rate is that what is common here to arrange the meeting and then say "well, sorry, plans changed" one more thing to get used to.
Now who would have thought I'd agree with you today
YES, that seems to be a Swiss thing, the "sorry plans have changed". I only experience it with Swiss people - who are also the only ones who want things to be arranged so far ahead that I'm not even sure I'll still be alive by then.

PS: Actually consider yourself lucky as most Swiss are worse: They pretend the apointment has never even been made or call the week after, saying "awww, I completely forgot"
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I wanted to write to let you know that I think that ‘enjoying Switzerland’ may take some work and there is a chance that it won’t be something that ‘just happens’ by being here. (it could just happen, but it also could not.)

I don’t know what you like and what you like to do, but I do know, that as a young adult in a foreign country (which I assume you are) it isn’t soooo easy to form a circle of friends. Most locals and most people who have been here a long time aren’t ‘unfriendly’ but also have their routines and aren’t actively looking to expand their social circles.

I moved to Zürich when I was in my early 20s (before the internet had really caught on). I made it a kind of a rule that I would try to get out of my apartment as much as I could. Like, I kind of knew, that sitting in my ugly little room wasn’t going to form a social circle for me. I will take the liberty to assume, that as a women, it is a little more difficult, because you’ll have to contend with all manner of creepy dudes hitting on you (I can’t speak for that). But…I would recommend really being pro-active with things like:

1. In your profile, you mentioned you like to sing. Have you tried to join a choir. There are tons of different ones and it shouldn’t be too hard.
2. Have you started a German course? It is sooo easy to meet new people at German courses. The chance that the people at the course are also in your situation is super high.
3. What about sports…. Can you join a gym or take some group classes. I don’t know if they have this in Zug (where your profile says you are located) but the University gym in Zürich (ASVZ) has millions of different courses and opportunities to do different types of things. Each one is an opportunity to meet people.
4. Is there anywhere you can volunteer in your neighborhood? My neighborhood has a community farm where you can do tons of different things and join different groups. There must be other volunteering opportunities.
5. It really isn’t for everyone, but is religion at all important to you? You can always see what your church / synagogue / mosque has.
6. What about politics? There is a Klima Demo in Zürich (and maybe in Zug) this weekend. Why not go along and check it out? Or are other political causes important to you? Go on line and see what you can find.
7. Are you in the minority in your company as an English speaker? If so, why not go online and offer an ‘english lunch’ one day a week. Nothing special, but just advertise in the company for people who want to speak English during lunch
8. Do you like to ski? Can you ski? Why not take a weekend ski class. There are beginner classes on Saturdays or Sundays at Flumserberg. They are often filled with expats. A coworker of mine met a ton of friends at one class.
9. Do you like pets? Get a dog? It is a lot of responsibility, but having a dog and walking it in the same area daily and weekly is a great way to meet people.
10. What about a book club?

I think someone else mentioned it, but you might want to move to Zürich. It is about 30 min. from Zug and there is a lot more to do.

I think, though, like it or not, if you aren’t lucky, you’ll have to really invest time and energy to find a community. I know all these things seem a bit silly together, but please think about it. In today’s wired world and as an adult, there aren’t so many chances for social interaction and they don’t come looking for you.

[The one exception is in the first 6 years of your children’s life, I think. The one time I have seen that people are really open to making new friends is when they have small children, but this is a really big commitment.]
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Old 01.02.2019, 15:48
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I've been in Switzerland almost a month and I'm not really enjoying it yet.

I am tempted to pack up and leave, but I'd like to give it a chance. Anyone else had trouble adjusting when you first moved? How long does it take to get the hang of things?

(Also, NO, guys please don't send me any more messages offering to meet me for a drink, it doesn't look friendly it looks creepy)
MissD, you made a lot of us wonder what did we do so wrong here.....and of course who sent you all those creepy invites.
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I like it cloudy. Sunlight is depressing. The word "neighbourhood" makes me want to throw up. I think I'll join a fight club or shooting club.
See, there's a solution for everyone here. Don't wait too long.
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Tea-events I call everything from inviting guests to meeting at a cafe, but the links look super nice

50% success rate is that what is common here to arrange the meeting and then say "well, sorry, plans changed" one more thing to get used to.

That maybe a sign that people accept an invitation from you as they feel sorry for you or just want to kick trhe can down the road a bit and then when it comes to the actual time, they find an excuse to get out of it and say "plans changed" to avoid hurting your feelings
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I like it cloudy. Sunlight is depressing. The word "neighbourhood" makes me want to throw up. I think I'll join a fight club or shooting club.
There is an event happening tonight that might be right up your street!:

https://www.meetup.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Zurich/
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Hi everyone! I'm moving in a few weeks, really excited and happy to meet you all!!!!

There seems to be a little contradiction here

I can understand that some of the private messages may be a bit creepy but some of theme were probably genuine.

A good starting point may be places where English speakers meet up, such as The British Cheese Centre/Mousetrap Bar or The International Beer Bar in Zurich
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Never said about not worth social contacts, it never ceases to amaze me how people hear only what they want to hear, the problem that people with families will not go for a drink, will not go basically anywhere, all the tea-events have to planned two weeks before and at 50% success rate, and if it is a married man hahah (and in software engineering there are basically only men) I would like to see what their wifes will tell you about that those evil looks once you just laughed at something together with a colleague at corporative
OMG, not all those wives will give you evil looks because they either work(ed) in the same type of environment or are not that narrow-minded as you might think. I am on maternity leave now and tend to meet mostly with other moms but I never said No to different events that implied more than discussions about formula, diapers and the best paediatrician in town. As for my husband, trust me he was never "forbidden" to go out and socialise with his colleagues. On the contrary!
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As for my husband, trust me he was never "forbidden" to go out and socialise with his colleagues. On the contrary!
Indeed, my wife used to make me go out on Friday nights until dawn!

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How about meeting up for some kinky sex then?

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Looks like you got yourself a new fan called AngelinaB!
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I like it cloudy. Sunlight is depressing. The word "neighbourhood" makes me want to throw up. I think I'll join a fight club or shooting club.
Can understand the bit about "neighbourhood", but why would you find sunlight depressing?

It's a horrible time of month to arrive in Switzerland. In Zurich there's more fog than clouds, so you know that just above there is sunshine, which you will never reach without a day-pass.

Understand the bit about cloud. Hey just came back from time in the Arctic, and the lack of daylight this time of year is atmospheric and beautiful. A completely different light and people to the grey here in Zurich. If I had the money (which I don't) would count that as a place to retire.
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It is creepy and desperate. I could be any combination of fat, old, ugly, underage, married, lesbian, transsexual, and you don't care, you just see "Miss" in the name and your dick gets hard and you send me a message saying "hey welcome, how about we meet up for a drink, i'm a nice guy". I know for a fact that guys don't get such invitations out of the blue from complete strangers. So you're not a nice guy, you're just excited that maybe you're going to get a chance to talk to someone with a vagina.


I beg to differ! I am a bloke, a yodler and in the process of separation. I got groped by a Swiss-German woman (built like a wardrobe, fair enough), with an unhealthy penchant for yodels in French, the moment she found out I was single! Got such a shock! Last thing I want is this kind of complication and thank god, I was not wearing my kilt!
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