In Switzerland, traditionally, dating used to take place in places where Swiss women and men could interact. Swiss women and men either met at parties, common friend’s houses, clubs, meetings, shopping malls or restaurants. They interact with the person with whom they share the same personal interests. They go on a date and continue it till they decide to move further in their relationship. Dating in Switzerland or Swiss dating like dating in any other country has evolved.
Earlier, two mutually interested Swiss women and men meet by chance, get to know each other over phone and finally fix up a date somewhere in a romantic getaway. The ones that are not lucky enough to meet somebody even by chance fixed up blind dates. Still, the options were limited like the choices to find one’s soul mate.
Swiss dating has evolved and now computers are depended on to find a virtual partner by Swiss women and men, not destiny or serendipity. Swiss dating now is a major business. Swiss dating online has become the order-of the-day in Switzerland. This booming business is targeting the young Swiss women and men of today who need more choices.
Online dating in Switzerland is a business empire in itself with almost all the Swiss women and men, banking on it to find their partners. European dating websites are already grossing around 200 million dollars.
Many Swiss dating websites have free subscription, while some come with subscription fee and rates for placing ads, placing responses etc. The subscription can be on an average of 18 dollars a month. Swiss women and men are more than eager to spend, to find a partner.
Dating online is done by millions of Swiss youngsters to find friends, fun and partners online. Swiss dating online has become a craze among Swiss women and men and Swissflirt, friedscout 24, meetic and match.com are the popular agencies. These Swiss dating sites offer opportunities for interracial dating, Christian dating and even gay dating. Swissflirt considered Switzerland’s largest dating site has about 90,000 Swiss women members and twice as many male members. Almost a million Swiss women and men engage in online dating. Online dating is a booming business in Europe and is growing by 32% a year.
Though there are people who adopt the traditional ways of dating, online dating is a rage and an integral part of Swiss dating. Dating has also become a team thing. Now, team dating is popular. A team of youngsters, who meet online and have mutual interests, go on dates; thereby they meet people from different countries and cultures. Team dating offers many choices for the youngsters and also allows them to be exposed to different people and cultures and viewpoints. Online dating, thus paves way to globalization.
Around 36% of marriages in Switzerland are bi-national and this can be attributed to various factors including the widespread online dating that goes beyond frontiers.
Swiss dating has become global. Swiss women have the possibility of marrying French men or Italian men and vice-versa. Swiss dating in cyberspace offers an environment for Swiss women and men to meet singles worldwide and forge a relationship that can sometimes last forever. Online dating offers a chance of finding virtual partners any where in the world.
Swiss dating had gone a step head with the introduction of mobile-phone dating. Using SMS, WAP and iMODE any single Swiss woman or man can meet a partner. Swiss dating has become a multi-million dollar business with the introduction of dating in the cyberspace.