She says: “Labelling yourself as an expat when you want to date locals is not always helpful.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.Research has revealed that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app, reported Marie Claire.The app is now available in 196 countries around the world, and it is estimated to make up to hundreds of matches every second.“I advise men to pay on a first date,” says ‘flirt coach’ Thomas Peter, who runs how-to courses in flirting in Zurich or by telephone or email.“Later on couples usually want to split the costs – especially older couples," he says, adding that surprisingly "Among young people there is still a tendency for girls to expect their date to pay.” Blending commitment and independence is expected…
Looking for answers, The Local’s Emily Rose Mawson uncovers some quirks of the Swiss dating scene.
Alice*, a French expat in Zurich, reveals that although her Swiss boyfriend paid on their first date, he expected costs to be split 50/50 after that.
It is not a question of being stingy, however; it is about equality.
In a much happier tale, Ohio students Josh Avsec and Michelle Aendas who matched back in September 2014 are being sent on a dream date to Hawaii.
They became an internet sensation after it emerged they were messaging for three years without meeting, deliberately taking ages to reply.
A website Swipebuster claims it will help people see if their other half has a Tinder profile.