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.
“If you are only interested in sex or a one night stand, then the answer is one,” she says.
“If you would like to find a nice partner, then I suggest you date long enough to see whether your date has the qualities that you need in order to be fulfilled in a long-term relationship before you become intimate.” Flirt coach Peter agrees, saying that as long as both parties are happy, there is no Swiss-specific rule about whether you sleep together on the first date or after 20.
She may be right: Swiss government figures in 2015 revealed that 35 percent of marriages were between a Swiss and a foreigner.
Looking for answers, The Local’s Emily Rose Mawson uncovers some quirks of the Swiss dating scene.As long as you have obeyed the ‘no intimacy’ rule, there should be no hurt feelings when you decide on the one you want to build a relationship with.” There are no rules about when to have sex The Swiss enjoy 10 percent more orgasms than their international counterparts, according to femininleben.ch, But how many dates should you go on before you have sex in Switzerland?There’s no specific etiquette on this in Switzerland, says Tijmens.You need to make more effort than you think With the rise of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, many of us expect instant hook-ups.But this ‘no effort’ mentality is a mistake when it comes to dating the Swiss.“This gives the man the green light to speak to you. Exacerbating the problem is the temporal nature of expats.