Speaking to The Local, Trea Tijmens, owner of dating, matchmaking and date coaching service Success Match, says it takes effort to meet the Swiss – and even longer to engage in a trusting relationship.“If love doesn’t happen instantly, we are disappointed and are out of there,” the dating expert says, emphasizing that investing time pays dividends.But as Swiss Marc* reveals, “we behave the way we do because of the numerous rejections we have received from Swiss women.” Tijmens’ top tip?
But this ‘no effort’ mentality is a mistake when it comes to dating the Swiss.Take German expat Lena*, a leggy blonde: she noticed that since moving to Zurich, she has not been hit on much in bars.“I mainly get approached by Spanish guys,” she admits, adding that she thinks Swiss men must be too arrogant or too scared to speak to women.She says: “Labelling yourself as an expat when you want to date locals is not always helpful.
“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.