Dating and marriage customs in switzerland wheeler centre dating

28 Sep

My Single Friend have come up with a list of date dos and don'ts from around Europe.

We take a look at those that are familiar to us and some that we need to brush up on if we are planning to date someone not from the UK! Malta- You should always turn up to your partner's house with a gift- even if it's a houseplant- you must not show up empty handed.

A multi-cultural nation, Switzerland is made up of 26 cantons or states and is highly influenced by it's neighboring European countries.

With four languages spoken throughout the country, German is the most widely spoken language.

An old saying once suggested that couples in Finland only tell their partner that they love them on their wedding day and on their death bed.

Switzerland- Dancing is the best way to get someone's attention- those who stand in the corner are regarded as suspicious and the next date is generally in the daytime in a coffee shop- or a 'fika'.

Iceland- It's all about the body confidence- nudity is encouraged- so skin to the wind.

Although these foreigners are of many nationalities, a large community has built up in one part of North east Thailand of Thai women with Swiss husbands.However, the use of first names is now widespread among younger people.When greeting, most Swiss look each other in the eye while shaking hands.It has emerged that the Thai women are so impressed with Swiss men, respecting them and giving them responsibilities within the marriage, that they are recommending others to marry men from Switzerland and have also begun questioning the old Thai customs and why Thai wives cannot be treated the same way in Thailand.What is also surprising is that the local village leaders are broadly supportive of the trend.However, the German spoken in Switzerland is not the same as the German spoken in Germany.Remember to respect Swiss etiquette and customs, as they are proud of their country's heritage and culture.When it comes to marriage, foreigners in the country don't face too many legal restrictions.Both residents and non-residents in Switzerland can get married with relative ease.In fact, a study recently carried out by the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has established that 15,284 women from 17 northeast provinces have married western men, and that women from as many as one-third of families in some villages are married to foreigners. Ratana frequently flies to the northeastern provinces, and was intrigued to notice that around a third of passengers on her flights consisted of Thai women and western men.On investigating further, she has discovered that a new Thai wife will frequently leave her homeland to live in the west with her husband.