And then there are the stalwart favourites, which nowadays seem steeped in nostalgia.
Newspaper 'lonely hearts' and now online personal ads on newspaper sites have, perhaps surprisingly, remained as popular as ever, with papers across the country reporting significant numbers placed every week.
Yet no matter which method you choose, many couples who have met here say you won't meet a significant other until you truly examine how you come across to a potential partner.
Rebecca,* an American living in Uetikon am See, was looking for someone for a year and a half before she found her partner, also an American living here, through an online dating service.
That means, as a woman you have to be more assertive and overt to talk to a guy as he's usually with his friends." According to Leslie Lawson Botez, a Geneva-based psychologist and author of Holding out for a hero, five steps to marriage over 40, Charlotte is not alone.
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.
Aside from the ubiquitous online dating sites, there are supper clubs, speed dating, dating apps, and a myriad of singles events based on your interest or subculture in music, art, books or food.They are, in many respects, much more open." The rules of the dating game may have changed over the past decade but if you're searching for love in Switzerland, then there is no shortage of places to look, just make sure you're willing, prepared, and actively taking part in the journey.* The names of interviewees have been changed at their request.We have to engage with our environment; to unplug from our i Phones, look around us, smile and make eye contact with people." Tijmens, who also provides date coaching services, believes that career women, like Charlotte's example, find it especially challenging and must be more open minded."We are so used to making checklists at work, that we do the same for our love lives and sometimes that makes us forgo perfectly suitable partners," she explains.