"We start to perceive independence through the acquisition of things, but don't seek to connect everyday with people." Yet despite the challenges on the ground, international singles in Switzerland will be glad to know that the statistics look optimistic.
According to the Swiss government's figures last year in 2013, expatriate lovebirds are well represented.
But they have to ask themselves what have they done to achieve their goal of finding a partner?
" says Trea Tijmens from the Zurich and Geneva-based Success Match.
Switzerland isn’t just famous for chocolate, watches, and cheese.
It also has what is widely considered to be one of the world’s best healthcare systems, and once you’re a Swiss resident you’ll have full access to its services.
"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.
"Many women tend to look for someone who is a better version of themselves – they tend to want to look up to their partner, but when you're at the top of your game that means your pool could become very small." And the traditionally masculine traits and driven demeanour that's made women so successful at work, might work against them in the dating process.
' The second challenge is that when a society has all it needs and more, its people are less outgoing with each other", she says.
"Women often don't realise that men are not using the same criteria in their search for a partner.
Sure, they appreciate women who are smart and successful, however they say she needs to look, feel and act feminine.
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.
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.