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Find love in Switzerland

Updated on November 15, 2023

Conditions, qualities and expectations vary from country to country. Therefore, it is important that you are aware and know how the dating scene works in Switzerland and what Swiss men and women value and love.

How to meet new people

There are many ways to meet new people. But it is easier for expats to meet new people in larger cities than in smaller towns or villages. Zurich, Lucerne and Geneva are the best cities to meet new people. Most people there speak English, most events take place there and there are the best local clubs, restaurants and other places which are great to build connections.

Of course, you can also meet new people online and on dating apps. The most used dating apps in Switzerland are:

  • Parship
  • Tinder
  • Love Scout 24

Good to know for your first date

  • Punctuality

Punctuality is very important for the Swiss people. Make sure to be on time, because for some, being unpunctual is a turn off. Rather be 15 minutes early than 5 minutes late.

  • Conversation

The Swiss people are rather reserved when it comes to getting to know people. So don't ask too personal questions at the first meeting. They like to take their time to get to know people. Talk about the most current topics and your interests.

  • What to wear

Of course, it depends on who you are with and where you are going. In Switzerland, it is common, to dress casually for dates. Men don't expect women to show up in dresses, and women don't expect men to show up in suits.

  • Paying the check

Don’t wonder if your partner wants to share costs on a date. Splitting the bill on dates, is very common in Switzerland. It’s a sign of equality between couples and respect.

Where to go on the first date

The Swiss people are more conservative than people in other European countries. Instead of doing the usual first date things, such as going to a restaurant or bar, they are more comfortable going for a walk or doing group activities.

You can expect a lot of outdoor activities such as:

  • Hiking

It doesn’t matter if it's summer or winter. In Switzerland, you can go hiking at any time. From hiking trails in the forest to mountain hikes, Switzerland has it all.

  • Cycling

While you are doing the bike tour, you can also enjoy the Swiss nature at the same time and surely see some sights on the way. Most bike tours have a high point at the end of the tour with a fascinating outlook.

  • Visiting a lake

Next to the lakes there are long promenades with many different bars and restaurants. There are also several stands such as fast food stands and ice cream stands. This is very convenient because you can enjoy the food and have a walk at the same time.

That is because Swiss people love their outdoor lifestyle. After that you will probably go to the cinema, to bars and to restaurants as usual.

After your first date

After your first date, it is important not to rush. Most Swiss people need their space and time. Take it easy, and maybe think about where your next date should be. Swiss people like it when they see that you are organized and think along.

We wish you good luck finding your love!

Evgeniy Timoshenko

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