Having received the groan I half-expected, I'll have another go.
I, too, enjoy good conversation.
Except in Kindergarten (in 1944), I don't think I've ever 'looked for friends'.
Nearly all my friends are Swiss and we got to know each other through mutual interests. However, often the things we do together now are not the interests we originally shared. (The years take their toll). The couple of English speaking friends I have are not friends because they are expats or because they speak English, but because they have the same sense of humour as I do. This form of humour is something British expats sorely miss and several of the groans I have received on here demonstrate how incomprehensible it is to 'others'.
In your profile, you only give 'software' under 'Interests'. This might be an appealling subject of conversation for youngsters, but youngsters often don't want to be your friends or mine.
Perhaps this is one reason why the 146 people who looked at this thread so far didn't all reply. Introductions slip down the 'new' lists very fast so you need to get some sort of conversation going if you want many members to see your Thread.
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We...are open for more good conversation - what is the problem? People with heart and soul should welcome such an offer. Especially Expats!
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If you fancy helping the newer folk here who "endlessly talk about how difficult it is to adjust to Switzerland" to find their feet here you could do worse than arrange a meeting somewhere and post it in Social Events. If you just want new friends and conversation partners for yourself, I suggest you mention your other interests and perhaps check other threads to see if you find like-minded souls already here.
Although I can be crabby on occasion (I usually get pulled up for it immediately by folk on here who know me well) mostly I'm considered a more or less helpful type.
Maybe this time you see what I mean.