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."If they keep telling themselves they can't find anyone then they probably won't," she explains, "instead of waiting for love to happen, we have to be proactive and create opportunities.
According to the Swiss government's figures last year in 2013, expatriate lovebirds are well represented.
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.
And then there are the stalwart favourites, which nowadays seem steeped in nostalgia.
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.
She says that his very straightforward approach won her over.