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“And do not lie about the fact you are going on different dates.

Tell your date you have just started dating and have committed to give yourself at least three months before entering a new relationship.

“I advise men to pay on a first date,” says ‘flirt coach’ Thomas Peter, who runs how-to courses in flirting in Zurich or by telephone or email.

“Later on couples usually want to split the costs – especially older couples," he says, adding that surprisingly "Among young people there is still a tendency for girls to expect their date to pay.” Blending commitment and independence is expected…

“If you are only interested in sex or a one night stand, then the answer is one,” she says.

“If you would like to find a nice partner, then I suggest you date long enough to see whether your date has the qualities that you need in order to be fulfilled in a long-term relationship before you become intimate.” Flirt coach Peter agrees, saying that as long as both parties are happy, there is no Swiss-specific rule about whether you sleep together on the first date or after 20.

As long as you have obeyed the ‘no intimacy’ rule, there should be no hurt feelings when you decide on the one you want to build a relationship with.” There are no rules about when to have sex The Swiss enjoy 10 percent more orgasms than their international counterparts, according to femininleben.ch, But how many dates should you go on before you have sex in Switzerland?

There’s no specific etiquette on this in Switzerland, says Tijmens.

Soon after he started dating a Swiss, Frenchman Martin* realized he was expected to keep his distance.