“This gives the man the green light to speak to you. Exacerbating the problem is the temporal nature of expats.
Swiss people may not be keen on making an effort when they know you are likely to move on in the near future, explains Tijmens.
Women should make themselves more approachable by, for example, smiling and saying ‘hello’. It doesn’t pay off to label yourself an ‘expat’ Think being an expat will make you sound exotic? There are around two million expats in Switzerland from all over the world, but the Swiss are on their home turf: they have friendships they established as children, making it hard for foreigners to build relationships with them.*names have been changed A version of this article was published in 2016." There are 124 million unmarried adults in the United States alone. Dog parks If you have a dog and he has a dog and your dogs like each other, you're halfway there! Networking events Just because it's about business doesn't mean you can't mix in some personal. Movie theaters If you are a solo moviegoer, you'll spot the other solo moviegoers. “I had to offer full commitment, but be prepared to have and offer a lot of independence too.” …so be clear when dating several people simultaneously While dating a few people at the same time is common in some countries, particularly America, it is not customary in Switzerland.But you usually need to date around to find the right match. Tijmens advises keeping each date to lunch or dinner – “absolutely no intimacy while you are dating several people,” she warns.