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Here are a few tips on how to be successful on the Zurich dating scene:

Dress down - adapt a boring style (trousers, t-shirt flat shoes, nothing quirky)
Do not say anything vaguely interesting that might make you look clever (Swiss men don't like smart women)
Do not make any witty or sarcastic remarks you are in acute danger of hurting someone's feelings (important!)
Do not except to be picked up in a limousine when going on a date -
Swiss men like to 'travel' by bike (even in their 40ies)
Except to be invited for dinner which is completely made out of Migros Budget products (less expensive, after all we are in a recession here)

To sum it all up be less demanding!

Most importantly (!!) do not mention the fact that you are Eastern European you might be mistaken for an Exotic dancer and therefore not be considered as a potential date. Even if you work in Banking no one will believe you that! No one!

I rest my case.
Where do you meet this kind of men??
- All the Swiss men I know love/want/need smart women.
- You want to be picked up in a limousine? What a demand.....
(what's so bad about 'travel' by bike? I find it charming...)
- I never got a Migros budget dinner cooked when invited (only exception: University students)
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Old 05.01.2010, 06:32
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

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This is EF, not an online dating site!
Lol! New around here?
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Old 05.01.2010, 07:43
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Here are a few tips on how to be successful on the Zurich dating scene:

Dress down - adapt a boring style (trousers, t-shirt flat shoes, nothing quirky)
Do not say anything vaguely interesting that might make you look clever (Swiss men don't like smart women)
Do not make any witty or sarcastic remarks you are in acute danger of hurting someone's feelings (important!)
Do not except to be picked up in a limousine when going on a date -
Swiss men like to 'travel' by bike (even in their 40ies)
Except to be invited for dinner which is completely made out of Migros Budget products (less expensive, after all we are in a recession here)

To sum it all up be less demanding!

Most importantly (!!) do not mention the fact that you are Eastern European you might be mistaken for an Exotic dancer and therefore not be considered as a potential date. Even if you work in Banking no one will believe you that! No one!

I rest my case.
Did I get to snog you in the end ? Sorry, can't remember, I was mentally preoccupied with my exciting accounting book I recently got from the 2nd hand store.
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Old 05.01.2010, 09:14
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Can I just clarify for the book I'm writing.......

is your advice not to expect to be picked up in a limo or not to accept such feckless extravagance?

similarly, should you expect Budget dinners or accept them?

thanks a lot Miss

x Freebooter, hungry for dating tips

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Here are a few tips on how to be successful on the Zurich dating scene:

Dress down - adapt a boring style (trousers, t-shirt flat shoes, nothing quirky)
Do not say anything vaguely interesting that might make you look clever (Swiss men don't like smart women)
Do not make any witty or sarcastic remarks you are in acute danger of hurting someone's feelings (important!)
Do not except to be picked up in a limousine when going on a date -
Swiss men like to 'travel' by bike (even in their 40ies)
Except to be invited for dinner which is completely made out of Migros Budget products (less expensive, after all we are in a recession here)

To sum it all up be less demanding!

Most importantly (!!) do not mention the fact that you are Eastern European you might be mistaken for an Exotic dancer and therefore not be considered as a potential date. Even if you work in Banking no one will believe you that! No one!

I rest my case.
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Old 05.01.2010, 10:34
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Here are a few tips on how to be successful on the Zurich dating scene:

Dress down - adapt a boring style (trousers, t-shirt flat shoes, nothing quirky)
Do not say anything vaguely interesting that might make you look clever (Swiss men don't like smart women)
Do not make any witty or sarcastic remarks you are in acute danger of hurting someone's feelings (important!)
Do not except to be picked up in a limousine when going on a date -
Swiss men like to 'travel' by bike (even in their 40ies)
Except to be invited for dinner which is completely made out of Migros Budget products (less expensive, after all we are in a recession here)

To sum it all up be less demanding!

Most importantly (!!) do not mention the fact that you are Eastern European you might be mistaken for an Exotic dancer and therefore not be considered as a potential date. Even if you work in Banking no one will believe you that! No one!

I rest my case.
I think this is unneccessary Swiss bashing! Just because someone is different from you, doesnt mean they are weird or strange or difficult to get along with.

If YOU want to date a Swiss then the onus is on YOU to learn their ways and understand them.

To be honest, my first month in CH, it was difficult being in a new place, but I was finding it very interesting and had positive thoughts. I quite like the stranger who greeted me, walking to work one morning.

Swiss colleagues were helpful in every way, one night after getting off at my station very late at night one of the Ticket inspectors even asked me if I will be ok to get home, realising Im new here.

But then I came across this Forum... and it DID bring in negative feelings about life in CH and Swiss people. Maybe thy are not as dimwit or boring as one may think... maybe they just dont like you? And everybody is free to choose what they like and what they dont.

Yes they are different, but they are very friendly and do have humour, maybe too upfront and in your face at time, but personally I like that in a person.
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Old 05.01.2010, 10:43
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Do you think she's serious Derv ? I found it quite funny to be honest, not exactly true but still funny.
Especially because I used Migros Budget ingredients the last time I cooked for a (foreign) date.
For the rest, oh well, women are like that all over the world, first they date someone stupid and then complain about the date being stupid. I never get that. Why not do a bit of preselection on who you date ?
Why don't you go on a date with me ? It doesn't get more exciting than that, and, you're allowed to be clever!

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Do you think she's serious Derv ? I found it quite funny to be honest, not exactly true but still funny.
It can be funny, no harm in some mud slinging in good humour, but its not healthy when it becomes a common trend.

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Especially because I used Migros Budget ingredients the last time I cooked for a (foreign) date.
You cheap skate!!! LOL
Would have been a bit more exciting if you had asked her to bring the ingredients and then cook while you take a nap and then perhaps have a "romantic dinner"

BTW, I think I dont like you, it shows how you "value" (foreign) dates, Migros Budget!!

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For the rest, oh well, women are like that all over the world, first they date someone stupid and then complain about the date being stupid. I never get that. Why not do a bit of preselection on who you date ?
Why don't you go on a date with me ? It doesn't get more exciting than that, and, you're allowed to be clever!
Because... of what you did and told us above!!

I had a colleague in one of my previous work places, she was complaining that Men from her own home country could not tolerate "intelligent" women and hence she came to London and wanted to meet an Englishman. AND she was NO WAY near intelligent!!

BUT THEN on another occasion she was complaining that she could not progress in her career coz English are "racist" !!
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Old 05.01.2010, 11:24
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Why on earth does there have to be a list of do's & dont's to attract a certain kind of men I wonder !!!

If that isn't what the girl is like under normal circumstances, the whole thing will blow up anyway and everyone will feel nothing but cheated.

FAIL !!!


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Here are a few tips on how to be successful on the Zurich dating scene:

Dress down - adapt a boring style (trousers, t-shirt flat shoes, nothing quirky)
Do not say anything vaguely interesting that might make you look clever (Swiss men don't like smart women)
Do not make any witty or sarcastic remarks you are in acute danger of hurting someone's feelings (important!)
Do not except to be picked up in a limousine when going on a date -
Swiss men like to 'travel' by bike (even in their 40ies)
Except to be invited for dinner which is completely made out of Migros Budget products (less expensive, after all we are in a recession here)

To sum it all up be less demanding!

Most importantly (!!) do not mention the fact that you are Eastern European you might be mistaken for an Exotic dancer and therefore not be considered as a potential date. Even if you work in Banking no one will believe you that! No one!

I rest my case.
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Old 05.01.2010, 12:05
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

I was being serious, MusikChica. I like my girls pasty white. Not translucent ... more alabaster. So no banning them please, as otherwise there's no hope for me.

As for 'professional', when anyone says that I run, cuz why the hell would you say that. My brain translates it as BORING. Unless you're a professional masseuse who gives happy endings.
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Why on earth does there have to be a list of do's & dont's to attract a certain kind of men I wonder !!!

If that isn't what the girl is like under normal circumstances, the whole thing will blow up anyway and everyone will feel nothing but cheated.

FAIL !!!
From my experiences, people are not generally natural/honest and produce the pre-concieved idea of the ideal partner so you generally do get cheated.
I accepted this as the norm, pretend to be naive and enjoy it/put up with it until I am bored or find it intolerable or something else interesting comes along.
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Old 05.01.2010, 12:10
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Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

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Why on earth does there have to be a list of do's & dont's to attract a certain kind of men I wonder !!!


FAIL !!!
I had one Swiss chica give me "The Dummies Guide to Dating" cuz I wasn't following the RULES.

Next ....

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Old 05.01.2010, 12:22
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You cheap skate!!! LOL
Would have been a bit more exciting if you had asked her to bring the ingredients and then cook while you take a nap and then perhaps have a "romantic dinner"
Those foreigners don't know better anyway, coming from all those foreign places with dirty food.
But seriously, I quite often use a few select M-Budget things to cook, and the meal was good. Or at least so she said.
But what a silly list... I have a hard time finding both an attractive and intelligent girl with a mind of her own. And with that I don't mean that she knows what colour her next shoes will be or what car her potential boyfriend should drive...
Attractive girls in Zürich ? Plenty around. Attractive, clever, sense of humour, nice character* ? Next to impossible.
*(& with a taste bad enough to consider me as her boyfriend I must add...)
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Old 05.01.2010, 12:23
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I had one Swiss chica give me "The Dummies Guide to Dating" cuz I wasn't following the RULES.

Next ....
I had a Russian girlfriend that told me her Russian friend told her that if she had a boyfriend, she would expect him to pay the utility bills and household costs. I explained to the Russian girlfriend that her frined has no hope of going out with me. I also then soon dumped her.

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Old 05.01.2010, 12:26
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

guys do me a favour

for some reason the title was changed to a '+' at some point and all your replies are now showing this as a title so it's hard to remember what thread you are viewing

To save me editing each everyone's post can you just put the title back to

'Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)'

ta very much
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Old 05.01.2010, 12:41
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so it's hard to remember what thread you are viewing
Such the spy.

Back ot- it's not hard to find a date... with the right attitude and a smile meeting men is easy.

Otherwise, 2.15 hours from Zurich is St (M)Anton... a treasure trove of men and boyz.* You don't even need to ski, just go for the fun.

*quite a few were from Zurich
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Old 05.01.2010, 12:43
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why not start a dating section here at english forum?
As soon the dating section is open , I will forward it to tiger wood
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Those foreigners don't know better anyway, coming from all those foreign places with dirty food.
I say its the local Swiss ingredients that makes it dirty

But what a silly list...
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I have a hard time finding both an attractive and intelligent girl with a mind of her own.
They avoid me, so I will take that as a sign of intelligence.

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Guys like us are a dying breed.
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

Re meeting men, I figure walking around with hi-end headphones teasingly covering your alabaster breasts should work.
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Old 05.01.2010, 12:59
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Re meeting men, I figure walking around with hi-end headphones teasingly covering your alabaster breasts should work.
& you as the wingman that dissapears.
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Old 05.01.2010, 13:40
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

But seriously, it isn't hard to find a date in Zürich at all if you aren't picky concerning intelligence... Just try not to use big words.
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