She's been looking for love for nearly a year and says it has not been easy. Americans don't take themselves too seriously and have no problem flirting. You moved to Switzerland because you love the idea of taking on new challenges and adventures. She's 28, blond and tall and has come out of a long term relationship.She believes that the attributes that make Charlotte such a 'catch' are typical of international singles in affluent nations; yet more and more people in countries like Switzerland are finding it difficult to find love, often right up until later life.Lawson-Botez pinpoints two reasons: "International people work very hard.
But this ‘no effort’ mentality is a mistake when it comes to dating the Swiss. Charlotte* is a trainee lawyer from New York who has lived in Switzerland for five years and currently lives in Bern.There you are used to guys approaching you and you can easily strike up a conversation with anyone." Talking about her experience in Bern, Charlotte says she is almost never approached, and some men have even reacted negatively to being 'chatted up'.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."People tend to stick to the group they go out with for the evening and don't come over to you – ever! "You could be the last girl in the bar and it's unlikely that you would be approached.