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Single for a year now - close to giving up!

Hey so, some of you may remember that last year I broke up with my Swiss g/f and wasn't sure if I should stay or not...well I did.

I've managed to turn a big corner and have made lots of new friends and discovered many cool new venues and restaurants (i'm more of a student-y type really).

However, I have not had anywhere near the same success with dating. The few dates I've had have all resulted in me literally shaking my head and going away with the opinion that Swiss girls must all be a bit crackers. Surely this can't be true?!

I'm at the point where I'm wondering if that will ever change what with culture/language issues but am happy for a lovely Swiss girl to prove me wrong.

Please PM me if you're interested in proving anglo/swiss relations are still healthy. Or, actually anglo/worldwide relations are also encouraged.

PS I'm hoping to win points for my straight-forward, no nonsense talking
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The few dates I've had have all resulted in me literally shaking my head and going away with the opinion that Swiss girls must all be a bit crackers. Surely this can't be true?!
It's true.
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:43
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Aw, have a cookie.

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Re: Single for a year now - close to giving up!

....... You tried on the Swiss girls for a year?


You don't deserve a Swiss girl, you deserve a medal of honour




(.... or a German girl.... German girls are AWESOME)
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:45
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The few dates I've had have all resulted in me literally shaking my head and going away with the opinion that Swiss girls must all be a bit crackers. Surely this can't be true?!
It is true, but it's not just the girls.

As for being close to giving up because it's been a year... don't worry. One year of being single is not that bad.
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:47
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Re: Single for a year now - close to giving up!

When I lived in California in the 90's, I felt the same about some of the flaky bronzed Barbie-types that I met and decided, that as an ex-pat, I had more in common with people leading a similar life to me, than with the natives.

So it was like a breath of fresh air when I met my now Swiss wife.

Problem is - I'm now in Switzerland.





Anyway celibacy can have it's perks ................

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Old 29.07.2011, 15:51
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Only one year? Amateur. Sounds like one of those bad Hollywood movies where the protagonist has to give up sex for 30 days and nearly has an aneurysm.
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:52
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.......I'm at the point where I'm wondering if that will ever change what with culture/language issues but am happy for a lovely Swiss girl to prove me wrong...

Perhaps you should settle for an unlovely Swiss girl.

There is no excuse for being single if you don't want to be. Sometimes your standards are just set too high, suffering from disillusionment or you're just looking for the wrong person. Leave all your prejudices at the door, and maybe someone who would initially seem totally wrong for you, might be right!
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:55
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Perhaps you should settle for an unlovely Swiss girl.
i don't get it?
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Perhaps you should settle for an unlovely Swiss girl.

There is no excuse for being single if you don't want to be. Sometimes your standards are just set too high, suffering from disillusionment or you're just looking for the wrong person. Leave all your prejudices at the door, and maybe someone who would initially seem totally wrong for you, might be right!
Ya but then you're either stuck with a loser or have to pay for a costly divorce.

Demand perfection!!!! Just like in the (porno) movies!
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:59
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Re: Single for a year now - close to giving up!

I’ve realized there’s a different time frame for everything in Switzerland compared to the rest of Europe (it sure pertains to both official and private spheres). If you’ve been single for a year, that’s just a month in British terms.
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Old 29.07.2011, 15:59
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Hey so, some of you may remember that last year I broke up with my Swiss g/f and wasn't sure if I should stay or not...well I did.

I've managed to turn a big corner and have made lots of new friends and discovered many cool new venues and restaurants (i'm more of a student-y type really).

Sounds as if you're pretty happy with your life in general. Enjoy it and eventually you'll run into someone you like.
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Old 29.07.2011, 16:00
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I’ve realized there’s a different time frame for everything in Switzerland compared to the rest of Europe (it sure pertains to both official and private spheres). If you’ve been single for a year, that’s just a month in British terms.
... or an hour in Cannock terms.
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Old 29.07.2011, 16:02
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You need to stop telling women you dont believe in Pre-Marital sex.... That turns them off.


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Hey so, some of you may remember that last year I broke up with my Swiss g/f and wasn't sure if I should stay or not...well I did.

I've managed to turn a big corner and have made lots of new friends and discovered many cool new venues and restaurants (i'm more of a student-y type really).

However, I have not had anywhere near the same success with dating. The few dates I've had have all resulted in me literally shaking my head and going away with the opinion that Swiss girls must all be a bit crackers. Surely this can't be true?!

I'm at the point where I'm wondering if that will ever change what with culture/language issues but am happy for a lovely Swiss girl to prove me wrong.

Please PM me if you're interested in proving anglo/swiss relations are still healthy. Or, actually anglo/worldwide relations are also encouraged.

PS I'm hoping to win points for my straight-forward, no nonsense talking
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Old 29.07.2011, 16:06
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I’ve realized there’s a different time frame for everything in Switzerland compared to the rest of Europe (it sure pertains to both official and private spheres). If you’ve been single for a year, that’s just a month in British terms.
Back where Im from, if you dont have atleast 2 kids by the time youre 21 or 22, youre an old maid! When I came to Europe I was like "why arent all of the +30 year old people married with kids????
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Old 29.07.2011, 16:11
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i don't get it?
The Unloving swiss girl? try harder
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Old 29.07.2011, 16:14
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The Unloving swiss girl? try harder
Well, I met someone only after I stopped trying so hard.
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Good Luck

I'm sure there are some lovely girls on EF !!!!
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Old 29.07.2011, 16:15
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Ya but then you're either stuck with a loser or have to pay for a costly divorce.

Demand perfection!!!! Just like in the (porno) movies!

I find this extremely disillusioned. Is anyone perfect? If you find the perfect person, will they accept you if you're not perfect (because if you are perfect, you wouldn't have any problems finding the perfect mate).

Sure there's nothing wrong about persuing perfection or having high standards, but it kinda nullifies your deservced right to complain that you're not finding anyone after a year.
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