*names have been changed A version of this article was published in 2016.
In common usage, the term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside their home country, either independently or sent abroad by their employers, who can be companies, universities, governments, or non-governmental organisations.
Take German expat Lena*, a leggy blonde: she noticed that since moving to Zurich, she has not been hit on much in bars.
Just say, you live here now.” Sharing the cost of a date is normal If elsewhere men pay on dates, this is not always the case in Switzerland.“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.She may be right: Swiss government figures in 2015 revealed that 35 percent of marriages were between a Swiss and a foreigner.The Swiss need plenty of encouragement Search dating on any Swiss expat forum, and you find a slew of women moaning that men don’t approach them.