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Wenn zwei freie Herzen zueinander finden,
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LIEBE AUF DEN ZWEITEN BLICK

„Ich bin noch nicht mal 30, da kann ich doch nicht zu einer Partnervermittlung gehen, dachte ich mir. Aber ich hatte einfach Sehnsucht nach einer richtigen Beziehung. Zudem war ich beruflich recht eingespannt und hatte keine Lust auf zeitraubende Online-Plattformen. Als ich dann Olga* (31) zum ersten Mal traf, war ich hin und weg. Sie war neu in der Stadt und hatte sich bei Kathrin angemeldet, um einfach mal Leute kennenzulernen. Deshalb nahm sie mich zuerst auch nur als nette Bekanntschaft wahr. Doch beim dritten Date hat es dann auch bei ihr gefunkt und wir sind sehr glücklich zusammen.“ (Christian* aus Bern, 29)

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FIT UND VERLIEBT

„Ich treibe oft und gerne Sport, aber im Fitnessstudio jemanden ansprechen – das ist nicht mein Ding. Trotzdem macht eine gemeinsame Skitour oder ein gemeinsamer Tauchurlaub einfach mehr Spass. Mit Adrian* (55) habe ich meinen Traummann gefunden. Er ist genauso sportbegeistert wie ich und liebt es auch am Wochenende früh aufzustehen und die freie Zeit für Bewegung zu nutzen. Wir sind ein super Team.“ (Babette* aus Luzern, 52)

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WARUM NICHT NOCH EINMAL?

„Ja, ich bin eine Wiederholungstäter, wenn man so will. Vor gut drei Jahren habe ich durch freienherzen.ch eine nette Frau kennengelernt. Nach drei Jahren stellten wir allerdings fest, dass wir doch zu unterschiedliche Interessen haben. Um nicht allein zu bleiben, entschloss ich mich, wieder bei Kathrin anzurufen. Und nun hat mich Amor auch im zweiten Anlauf getroffen. Bea* (68) ist eine bezaubernde Frau und wir sind sehr glücklich zusammen.“ (Peter* aus Volketswil, 72)

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DREI AUF EINEN STREICH

„Dass ich gleich drei Damen an meine Seite bekomme, damit hätte ich nicht gerechnet. Aber Scherz beiseite: Elsa* (43) hat mir sofort gefallen. Sie erzählte mir, dass sie zwei Töchter im Teenie-Alter hat, was ja nicht immer ganz einfach ist. Als ich sie dann zum ersten Mal zuhause besucht habe, hat die Chemie sofort gepasst. Ich wurde herzlich in die Familie aufgenommen, und wir unternehmen sehr viel zu viert.“ (Thomas* aus Kölliken, 52)

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TU ICH MIR DAS NOCH MAL AN?

„Tu ich mir das wirklich noch mal an, hab ich mich gefragt. Doch alleine waren mir die Abende und Wochenenden dann doch zu lang und einsam. Meine Freundin gab mir die Telefonnummer von Frau Grüneis. Erst kostete es Überwindung, dort anzurufen, doch dann lief alles wie geschmiert. Und ich hatte grosses Gück: Schon beim ersten Date hat es gefunkt. Ramon* (70) musste hingegen fünf Anläufe nehmen. Noch während unseres ersten Treffens schickten wir Kathrin eine Nachricht, sie möge uns doch bitte aus der Kartei nehmen.“ (Erika* aus Uerikon am See, 71)

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VIER ZU EINS

„Eigentlich war es schon ein bisschen ungerecht. Während Hanspeter* (64) mit vier Damen ausgegangen ist, war’s bei mir nur der eine. Scherz beiseite, ich bin sehr froh, dass ich ihn getroffen habe und es auf Anhieb geklappt hat. Und nach unserem Date hatte er auch kein Bedürfnis mehr, andere Damen zu treffen. Seit fast einem Jahr sind wir schon glücklich zusammen.“ (Elisabeth* aus Zürich, 59)

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DES PASST

„Seit meiner Scheidung waren elf Jahre vergangen. Ich hatte mich schon sehr an das Alleinsein gewöhnt. Doch zeitgleich zur Pensionierung musste sich etwas ändern. Für mich war es eine grosse Überwindung, Frau Grüneis anzurufen – gleichzeitig war es aber die beste Entscheidung meines Lebens. Wir haben über meine Bedenken gesprochen und dann über meine Wünsche. Als ich dann Veronika* (58) kennenlernte, wussten wir beide: Das passt.“ (Franz* aus Schwyz, 66)

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ES BRAUCHT NUR DIE EINE

„Eigentlich wollte ich aus dem Vertrag aussteigen, ich habe gedatet wie ein Wilder und meine Traumfrau war einfach nicht dabei. Wo waren nur die hübschen, humorvollen Damen? Und dann kam Manuela* (49) aus Schaffhausen. Von da an gab es nur noch Dates mit ihr. Ich brauchte keine andere mehr. Jetzt sind wir schon seit fünf Monaten zusammen und absolut glücklich.“ (René* aus Aarau, 51)

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MEHR ALS GLÜCKLICH

“Bei uns beiden brauchte es nur ein Date, und schon war es geschehen. Als ich Pierre* (53) das erste Mal sah, war ich hin und weg. Nicht nur von seiner äusseren Erscheinung, er hat vielmehr meine Seele berührt. Als Arzt ist er international tätig und deshalb sehr weltgewandt, das hat mich fasziniert. Ich liebe es ausserdem, wenn er französisch spricht. Das klingt gleich viel romantischer.” (Sandra* aus Lausanne, 50, Bankkauffrau)

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MAL SEHEN, WAS DER ALLTAG BRINGT

„Seit fünf Monaten sind Waltraud* und ich ein Paar. Wir waren auch schon zusammen in den Ferien und haben eine aufregende und romantische Zeit miteinander verbracht. Wie sich unsere Beziehung im Alltag macht, wollen wir uns aber noch anschauen, bevor wir zusammenziehen. Gerade in unserem Alter sollte man nichts überstürzen. Trotzdem bin ich zuversichtlich, dass wir unsere Zukunft gemeinsam gestalten.“ (Rolf* aus Schaffhausen, 71)

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LIEBE AUF DEN ZWEITEN BLICK

„Ich hatte optisch ganz klare Vorstellungen. Deshalb war ich fast etwas verärgert bei meinem ersten Date, weil Christian* diesen Vorstellungen überhaupt nicht entsprach. Zum Glück war er nicht so oberflächlich wie ich, dafür ausdauernd. Nach meiner viermonatigen Reise nach Australien haben wir uns wieder getroffen. Wir haben uns sehr gut unterhalten und verstanden. Und plötzlich hat es bei mir „Klick“ gemacht. Ich habe jetzt einen neuen Job, einen Partner, bei dem ich mich wohlfühle und in zwei Wochen ein neues gemeinsames Zuhause.“ (Petra* aus Bern, 33)

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NEUSTART NACH DER PAUSE

„Nach unserer zweiten Verabredung war klar: Da ist mehr zwischen uns. Wir trafen uns dann noch drei Mal, hatten aber beide einen mega Stress im Job und weder Zeit noch Muße, um eine aufkeimende Beziehung zu hegen und zu pflegen. Deshalb vereinbarten wir eine Pause. Zu Weihnachten trafen wir uns wieder und merkten, dass wir Gefühle für einander empfinden. Seither sind wir ein Paar.“ (Reto* aus Basel, 33)

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WIR SIND PATCHWORKER

„Ich habe mit meiner geschiedenen Frau bereits einen elfjährigen Sohn. Ich hatte anfangs Mühe, über eine neue Beziehung überhaupt nachzudenken. Mir spukte immer die böse Stiefmutter aus den Märchenbüchern im Kopf herum. Beim dritten Date lernte ich Angela* kennen und wusste, sie ist die Richtige. Vor zwei Jahren haben wir geheiratet, Maximilian ist jedes zweite Wochenende bei uns. Das Patchwork funktioniert super. Und jetzt freuen wir drei uns auf unsere Tochter, die in zwei Monaten zur Welt kommt.“ (Stefan* aus Romanshorn, 55)

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BEIM ERSTEN DATE GEFUNKT

„Frau Grüneis, bitte seien Sie mir nicht böse, aber Sie können mich wieder aus Ihrer Kartei nehmen. Letzte Woche hatte ich mein erstes Date mit Jürgen*. Es hat gleich gefunkt. Ich habe deshalb keinen Bedarf an weiteren Vorschlägen. Von Jürgen* soll ich ebenfalls liebe Grüsse bestellen. Wir beide werden Sie gerne weiterempfehlen! Alles Liebe.“ (Marina* aus Zürich, 34)

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ZWILLINGE ZUM GLÜCK

„Liebe Kathrin, jetzt haben Sie lange nichts mehr von uns gehört. Wollte mich nur mal melden, und Sie über den aktuellen Stand unserer Beziehung informieren. Andreas* und ich haben im September geheiratet, im Dezember sind unsere Zwillinge zur Welt gekommen. Es war unser schönstes Weihnachten. Jetzt sind wir nicht mehr mit dem Cabrio, sondern mit dem Kinderwagen unterwegs. Danke für alles und liebe Grüsse“. (Priska* aus Olten, 41)

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EIN FREIES HERZ

„Nachdem mein Mann mich wegen einer anderen Frau verlassen hatte, wollte ich es ihm heimzahlen und ihm ebenfalls sofort eine neue Beziehung präsentieren. Bei meinem Gespräch mit Kathrin Grüneis stellte ich aber schnell fest, dass ich mir damit nichts Gutes tun würde – und einem möglichen neuen Partner ebenfalls nicht. Ich muss mir erst selbst über mich und meine Bedürfnisse klar werden – bis mein Herz wirklich frei ist. Aber dann komme ich gerne wieder.“ (Priska*, 32, Horgen)

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BEIM DRITTEN ANLAUF HAT’S GEFUNKT

„Als Alleinerziehende mit zwei Kindern hatte ich so viel um die Ohren, dass ich nichts von einem neuen Mann wissen wollte. Meine beste Freundin hat dann heimlich einen Termin mit Kathrin Grüneis vereinbart. Ich war bei dem Treffen so perplex, dass ich dem Gespräch zugestimmt habe. Und was soll ich sagen? Das war die beste Entscheidung meines Lebens. Ich war so aufgeregt vor meinem ersten Date und habe mich erstmal neu eingekleidet. Es ist dann zwar nichts daraus geworden, aber beim dritten Anlauf hat’s gefunkt. Mit Bernhard* bin ich auf einer Wellenlänge, und meine Kinder mögen ihn sehr. Auch wenn ich noch vorsichtig bin, kann ich mir gut vorstellen, dass unsere Beziehung eine Zukunft hat“ (Caroline* aus Rapperswil, 38)

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SICH SELBST NEU KENNENLERNEN

„Ich hatte nie Probleme, Frauen anzusprechen und kennenzulernen. Aber ich bin einfach immer bei den Falschen gelandet. Als ich mich bei freieherzen.ch angemeldet habe, musste ich mich erstmal bewusst mit mir selber und meinen Bedürfnissen auseinandersetzen. Kathrin Grüneis hat mich ordentlich gefordert. Ich hatte plötzlich das Gefühl, mich selbst neu kennenzulernen. Jetzt geht es erst in die zweite Runde, das heisst, das erste Date steht vor der Tür. Ich bin schon sehr gespannt.“ (Wolfgang* aus Zürich, 42)

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DREI WÜNSCHE AUF EINMAL

„Ich wollte mich ja nie festlegen, was Beziehungen angeht, und einen Lebenspartner war für mich unvorstellbar. Meine Freundinnen zogen mich immer auf: Italiener, Akademiker, mit Haus am Meer. Wir haben oft über darüber gelacht. Und was soll ich sagen – über freieherzen.ch habe ich mein Liebesglück tatsächlich gefunden: Mit Ernesto* gingen alle drei Wünsche in Erfüllung. Das Haus in Kalabrien gehört zwar seinen Eltern, aber ich freue mich schon sehr auf unseren nächsten gemeinsamen Urlaub.“ (Brigitte* aus St. Gallen, 46)

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ICH HEIRATE EINE FAMILIE

„Silvia* (46) war mir auf den ersten Blick sympathisch. Auch ihre zweijährige Tochter Celine* fand ich süß. Aber mit 49 noch einmal mit dem ganzen Familienkram anfangen? Ich bat Kathrin Grüneis um eine alternativen Vorschlag. Was soll ich sagen? Silvia ging mir einfach nicht aus dem Kopf, weshalb ich nach zwei Monaten nachfragte. Siehe da: Sie war noch Single. Seit drei Jahren ist sie es nicht mehr. Wir sind eine glückliche kleine Familie geworden. Silvia* und Celine* haben mein Herz erobert.“ (Robert* aus Lugano, 49)

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DIE UMWEGE DES SCHICKSALS 

„Als ich Thomas* (37) zum ersten Mal traf, fand ich ihn sehr nett. Mehr aber auch nicht. Ganz anders war es bei seinem Freund Philipp*, den er mir beim zweiten Treffen vorstellte. Bei uns hat es auf den ersten Blick gefunkt. Thomas* nahm es uns nicht übel – im Gegenteil, er freute sich für uns. Und auf sein Glück musste Thomas* auch nicht lange warten. Er nahm einen zweiten Anlauf mit freieherzen.ch und schwärmt seither für seine Michaela* (33). Silvester haben wir zu viert gefeiert, und wir haben viel über die Umwege des Schicksals gelacht.“ (Petra* aus Aarau, 31)

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SCHWER VERMITTELBAR

„Nach sechs Dates mit jeweils unterschiedlichen Frauen war ich mir sicher: Das wird nichts mehr. Frau Grüneis tat mir schon Leid, sie hatte sich so viel Mühe gegeben und sich immer wieder Zeit für mich genommen und sich mit mir auseinandergesetzt. Vermutlich habe ich diesen Prozess gebraucht: Die vielen Gespräche, den Austausch mit den Frauen, die ich getroffen habe. Ich habe in dieser Zeit viel über mich selbst nachgedacht und bin mit mir ins Reine gekommen. Und nach vier Monaten hat es endlich gefunkt. Ganz klassisch bei Coop in der Gemüseabteilung. Mit Alina* (37) bin ich überglücklich. Und obwohl ich sie woanders kennengelernt habe, bin ich überzeugt, dass die Zeit bei freieherzen.ch nötig war, um herauszufinden, was ich wirklich will.“ (Rainer* aus Winterthur, 41 Jahre)

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SPÄTES GLÜCK

„An eine neue Liebe habe ich schon lange nicht mehr geglaubt. Und ich hätte im Leben nicht gedacht, dass ich einmal zu einer Ehevermittlung gehe. Meine beste Freundin Irma hat mich überredet. Sie hat mich auch zum ersten Treffen begleitet. Walter* (76) war ein äusserst zuvorkommender Herr und wir fanden sofort ins Gespräch. Ich bemerkte erst gar nicht, das Irma sich mit einem „Toilettenbesuch“ heimlich verabschiedet hatte, so gut verstanden wir uns. Wir haben nicht nur gemeinsame Interessen wie Wandern und Reisen, sondern auch ähnliche Schicksalsschläge hinter uns. Nach ein paar Treffen haben wir uns entschieden, dass wir doch noch nicht zu alt für die Liebe sind. Wir lassen es aber langsam angehen und schauen, was daraus wird.“ (Erna* aus Basel, 73)

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DIE BESTE ENTSCHEIDUNG MEINES LEBENS

„Ab 30 hatte ich eine gewisse Torschlusspanik. Für mich war immer klar, dass ich Kinder will – aber dafür fehlte der passende Mann. Nach einigen Internet-Flops habe ich mich entschlossen, die Sache in professionelle Hände zu geben. Das kostete mich viel Überwindung, denn wenn man einigermaßen herzeigbar ist und auch sonst keine auffälligen Macken hat, hat man doch keine Partnervermittlung nötig. Trotzdem war’s die beste Entscheidung meines Lebens. Per Zufall hätte ich Marc* (38) wohl nie kennengelernt. Seit vier Jahren sind wir nun glücklich zusammen, seit zwei Jahren verheiratet, in einem Monat kommt das zweite Baby. Mein Traum ist in Erfüllung gegangen.“ (Christina* aus Biel, 36)

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HIER WILL ICH BLEIBEN

„Ich bin aus beruflichen Gründen in die Schweiz gekommen und wollte nach drei Jahren zurück in die USA. Auf einem Event habe ich Kathrin kennengelernt und aus Spass gefragt, ob sie denn nicht die perfekte Frau für mich hätte. Sie hat mich in ihr Institut eingeladen und mir danach ein paar Ladies vorgestellt. Als ich Rita* (35) das erste Mal sah, wusste ich, dass ich die Schweiz so schnell nicht wieder verlassen würde. Sie ist so authentisch, natürlich und humorvoll. Das war eine völlig neue Erfahrung für mich. Ich habe meinen Arbeitsvertrag verlängert, vor einer Woche sind wir zusammengezogen.” (William* aus Boston bzw. Solothurn, 41)

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Die persönliche Partnersuche für Alleinerziehende Eltern

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Männer und Frauen ab 55

LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT

“I’m not even 30 yet, I can’t go to a dating agency, I thought. But I was simply longing for a real relationship. I was also really stressed at work and didn’t want to waste time on online platforms. From the very first time I set eyes on Olga (31), I was bowled over. She was new to the town and had simply registered with Kathrin to get to know new people. So at first she regarded me as just another agreeable acquaintance. But then on the third date, something sparked for her as well and we are very happy together.” (Christiam from Bern, 29)

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FIT AND IN LOVE

“I enjoy doing a lot of sport, but approaching someone at the gym is not my thing. Even so, going skiing or on a diving holiday together is simply more fun.  In Adrian (55), I have found my dream man. He is just as keen on sport as me and also likes to get up early at the weekend and spend his free time getting some exercise. We make a great team.” (Babette, 52, Lucerne)

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WHY NOT TRY AGAIN?

“I’m what you could call a repeat offender. Over three years ago, I met a nice lady through freienherzen.ch. However, after three years we decided that our interests were too different. Because I didn’t want to remain alone, I decided to call Kathrin again. And now Cupid’s arrow has struck me at the second attempt. Bea (68) is a charming woman and we are very happy together.” (Peter, 72, Volketswil)

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THREE IN ONE GO

“I never expected to end up with three ladies by my side! But, joking aside: I liked Elsa (43) straightaway. She told me that she had two young teenage daughters, which is not always easy. But when I visited them at home for the first time, the chemistry worked immediately. I was warmly welcomed into the family, and the four of us do lots of things together.” (Thomas, 52, Kölliken)

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SHALL I PUT MYSELF THROUGT IT AGAIN?

“Should I really put myself through it again, I asked myself. But the evenings and weekends were too long and lonely by myself. My friend gave me Ms Grüneis’ phone number. It took an effort to make the call, but after that it was all plain sailing. And I was really lucky: it clicked on the very first date. Ramon (70), on the other hand, had had to have five attempts.  Even during our first date, we sent Kathrin a message asking her to remove us from her database.” (Erika, 71, Uerikon am See)

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“It was a bit unfair really. Hanspeter (64) got to date 4 ladies whereas I only had one date. Joking aside, I’m delighted to have met him and to have hit it off with him from the very start. And since our first date, he’s had no need to meet any other ladies. For almost a year now, we’ve been very happy together.”  (Elisabeth, 59, Zurich)

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THE PERFECT MATCH

“Eleven years had passed since my divorce. I had really got used to being on my own. But at the same time I was taking my retirement, and something had to change. It took a lot of effort for me to ring Ms Grüneis, but at the same time, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. We talked about my doubts and then about what I really wanted out of life. Then, when I met Veronika (58), we both just knew: We were the perfect match.” (Franz, 66, Schwyz)

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ALL IT TOOK WAS “THE ONE”

“I was actually considering ending my contract. I had dated like mad and I just couldn’t find my dream woman. Where were all the pretty ladies with a sense of humour? And then along came Manuela (49) from Schaffhausen. From then on I only had eyes for her. I didn’t need anyone else. We’ve now been together for 5 months and are blissfully happy.” (René, 51, Aarau)

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MORE THAN HAPPY

“For both of us, all it took was one date and that was it. From the very first time I set eyes on Pierre (53), I was bowled over. Not only because of how he looked but more so because of the way he touched my soul. He works in different countries as a doctor and is therefore very worldly-wise, and that fascinated me. I also love it when he speaks French. It’s so much more romantic.” (Sandra*, 50 years old, Banker, Lausanne)

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LET’S SEE HOW WE COPE WITH EVERYDAY LIFE
“Waltraud and I have been a couple for five months now. We had already spent time together during the holidays and enjoyed some exciting and romantic moments together. We want to wait and see how we get on with each other on a daily basis first before we move in together. After all, you shouldn’t rush things, especially at our stage in life. Despite that, I’m sure that we can build a future together.” (Rolf, 71 years old, Schaffhausen)

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LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT
“Where looks were concerned, I knew exactly what I wanted. That’s why I was almost a little annoyed on my first date because Christian wasn’t my type at all. Luckily, he wasn’t as shallow as me, and was more persistent. After my four-month trip to Australia, we met each other again. We had a good chat and got on really well. And suddenly, it all just fell into place for me. I’ve now got a new job, a partner who I feel comfortable with, and in two weeks’ time, we’re moving in together.” (Petra, 33 years old, Bern)

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A NEW START AFTER A BREAK
“After our second date, it was clear: There was more between us. We met up another three times but we were both under a massive amount of stress at work and neither of us could spare the time to work on a budding relationship. That’s why we decided to have a break. We met up with each other again at Christmas and both realized that we had feelings for each other. Since then, we’ve been an item.” (Reto, 46 years old, Basel)

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WE’RE A PATCHWORK FAMILY
“I have an 11-year-old son with my wife from whom I’m separated. At first, I had trouble even thinking about a new relationship. I was haunted by the thought of the evil stepmother in fairytales. On my third date, I met Angela and knew that she was the one. We got married two years ago and Maximilian spends every other weekend with us. It works really well for us all. And now, all three of us are looking forward to the arrival of our new daughter in two months’ time.” (Roman, 55 years old, Romanshorn)

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CHEMISTRY ON THE VERY FIRST DATE
“Ms Grüneis, please don’t be annoyed with me but you can remove me from your database again. Last week I had my first date with Jürgen. There was chemistry between us right from the start. I won’t be needing any further suggestions for dates. Jürgen sends his best regards too. We will both happily recommend you to others! Best wishes.” (Marina, 34 years old, Zurich)

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THE JOY OF TWINS
“Dear Kathrin, you haven’t heard from us for a while. I just wanted to send you a note to let you know the latest on our relationship. Andreas and I got married in September and in December our twins were born. It was our best Christmas ever. We’ve had to swap the convertible for a pushchair. Thank you for all your help. Best wishes.” (Priska*, 41 years old, Olten)

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A FREE HEART
“After my husband left me for another woman, I wanted to get even with him and immediately also show off to him with a new relationship. During my consultation with Kathrin Grüneis I quickly realized that this wouldn’t be right for me – and nor for a potential new partner. First, I have to find out what I really want and to concentrate on my needs – until my heart is really free. But then I will be glad to come back again.” (Priska*, 32, Horgen)

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WITH THE THIRD DATE, IT CLICKED
“As a single parent with two children I had so much on my plate that I wasn’t interested in meeting a new man. My best friend then secretly arranged a consultation with Kathrin Grüneis. I was so bewildered at the meeting that I agreed to the discussion. And what can I say? It was the best decision of my life. I was so nervous before my first date that I bought a completely new outfit. Although nothing came of this, things clicked with my third date. With Bernhard, I’m on the same wavelength and my children really like him. Even if I’m still cautious, I can imagine that our relationship has a future.” (Caroline*, 38, Rapperswil)

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GETTING TO KNOW MYSELF AGAIN
“I never had any problems meeting women and making friends. But I simply always ended up with the wrong person. When I registered with freieherzen.ch, it first took me a while to consciously focus on myself and my needs. Kathrin Grüneis certainly challenged me. Suddenly, I felt like I was getting to know myself again. Now, it’s time for the second step which means the first date is just around the corner. I’m already very excited.”(Wolfgang*, 42, Zurich)

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THREE WISHES AT ONCE
“I really never wanted to commit, as far as relationships are concerned, and I couldn’t imagine having a life partner. My friends were always teasing me: Italian, university educated, with a house by the sea. We often laughed about it. And what can I say – through freieherzen.ch I’ve actually found my true love: with Ernesto*, all three wishes have come true. The house in Calabria actually belongs to his parents, but I’m already looking forward to our next holiday together.” (Brigitte*, 46)

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I’M MARRYING A NEW FAMILY

“I liked Silvia* (46) as soon as I saw her. And I thought her two-year old daughter Celine was sweet. But did I really want to start with the whole family thing again at the age of 49? I asked Kathrin Grüneis to suggest someone else. What can I say? I simply couldn’t stop thinking about Silvia, so after two months I enquired about her again. And there you are: she was still single. But not for the last three years. We have become a happy little family. Silvia and Celine have won my heart.” (Robert*, 49)

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THE MYSTERIOUS WAYS OF FATE

“When I met Thomas* (37) for the first time, I thought he was very nice. But no more than that. It was quite different with his friend Philipp*, whom he introduced to me on our second date. There was a spark between us from the very first moment we saw each other. Thomas didn’t hold it against us – on the contrary, he was delighted for us. And Thomas didn’t have to wait long to strike it lucky himself. He tried freieherzen.ch for a second time, and he has been crazy about his Michaela* (33) ever since. At New Year, the four of us celebrated together, and how we laughed about the mysterious twists of fate.” (Petra*, 31)

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DIFFICULT TO PLACE

“After six dates with six different women, I was sure that it wasn’t going to happen again for me. I felt sorry for Frau Grüneis because she had gone to such a lot of trouble and spent so much of her time trying to help me. It’s as though it was a process that I needed to go through: the many conversations, the different experiences with the women that I met. Over that time, I had chance to think a lot about myself and I came to terms with what it was that I was really looking for. And finally, after four months, there was a spark. It was a classic meeting in the vegetable department in the Co-op. I couldn’t be happier with Alina* (37). And even though I met her in a different way, I’m sure that my time at freieherzen.ch was needed in order to find out what I really wanted.” (Rainer*, 41)

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LATE BLOSSOMING OF HAPPINESS

““I’d long ago stopped believing there was a new love out there for me. And I would never have imagined that I would go to a marriage bureau. My best friend Irma talked me into it. And she came with me to my first encounter. Walter* (76) was an extremely attentive gentleman and we struck up a conversation immediately. I never even noticed that Irma had discreetly taken her leave to go “to the toilet”, we were getting on so well. Not only do we have the same interests, such as walking and travelling, but we have also both experienced similar strokes of fate. After a few meetings, we decided that we weren’t too old for love just yet. But we’re taking it slowly, and we’ll see what happens.” (Erna*, 73)

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THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE

“Once I hit 30, I started to really worry about being left on the shelf. I always knew I wanted children – but I couldn’t find the right man. After a few internet disasters, I decided to put the matter in the hands of the professionals. It took me a lot of effort to get past that, because if you’re reasonably presentable and otherwise have no obvious quirks, you really have no need for a dating service. But it was the best decision of my life. I would probably never have met Marc* (38) by chance. We’ve been happy together for four years now, married for two, and our second baby arrives in a month. My dream has come true.” (Christina* from Biel, 36)

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I WANT TO STAY HERE

“I came to Switzerland for work, and planned to go back to the United States after three years. I met Kathrin at an event, and just for fun I asked if she had the perfect woman for me. She invited me to her organisation, and then introduced me to a few ladies. When I saw Rita* (35) for the first time, I knew I wouldn’t be leaving Switzerland any time soon. She’s so genuine, natural and funny. It was a completely new experience for me. I’ve extended my contract, and we moved in together a week ago.” (William* from Boston and Solothurn, 41)

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ACADEMICS IN LOVE

It’s a mystery to me why Annette* (35) and I had never come across each other before. We live in the same town, studied at the same university and work in the same profession. But still Kathrin had to play Cupid and bring us together. We are both very pleased and grateful that we went to see her. She could hardly believe that we had never had anything to do with one another professionally. Now we have a great deal to do with one another in our private lives…” (Markus* from Zurich, 38)

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I LOVE PEOPLE FROM HAMBURG

I was always a big fan of Hamburg and people from the north of Germany. But it never occurred to me that I would meet a genuine Hamburger in Basel. Werner* (62) came to Switzerland for professional reasons and wanted to settle here. Kathrin knew nothing about my love of the Hanseatic cities, it was purely chance that she brought us together, I simply knew that my date was with a German man. The moment handsome Werner* greeted me with “Moin, Moin” [N. German greeting], that was it. We often visit his family on the North Sea coast and can hardly believe our luck.” (Magdalena* from Basel, 59)

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LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT

“I’m not even 30 yet, I can’t go to a dating agency, I thought. But I was simply longing for a real relationship. I was also really stressed at work and didn’t want to waste time on online platforms. From the very first time I set eyes on Olga (31), I was bowled over. She was new to the town and had simply registered with Kathrin to get to know new people. So at first she regarded me as just another agreeable acquaintance. But then on the third date, something sparked for her as well and we are very happy together.” (Christiam from Bern, 29)

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FIT AND IN LOVE

“I enjoy doing a lot of sport, but approaching someone at the gym is not my thing. Even so, going skiing or on a diving holiday together is simply more fun.  In Adrian (55), I have found my dream man. He is just as keen on sport as me and also likes to get up early at the weekend and spend his free time getting some exercise. We make a great team.” (Babette, 52, Lucerne)

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WHY NOT TRY AGAIN?

“I’m what you could call a repeat offender. Over three years ago, I met a nice lady through freienherzen.ch. However, after three years we decided that our interests were too different. Because I didn’t want to remain alone, I decided to call Kathrin again. And now Cupid’s arrow has struck me at the second attempt. Bea (68) is a charming woman and we are very happy together.” (Peter, 72, Volketswil)

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THREE IN ONE GO

“I never expected to end up with three ladies by my side! But, joking aside: I liked Elsa (43) straightaway. She told me that she had two young teenage daughters, which is not always easy. But when I visited them at home for the first time, the chemistry worked immediately. I was warmly welcomed into the family, and the four of us do lots of things together.” (Thomas, 52, Kölliken)

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SHALL I PUT MYSELF THROUGT IT AGAIN?

“Should I really put myself through it again, I asked myself. But the evenings and weekends were too long and lonely by myself. My friend gave me Ms Grüneis’ phone number. It took an effort to make the call, but after that it was all plain sailing. And I was really lucky: it clicked on the very first date. Ramon (70), on the other hand, had had to have five attempts.  Even during our first date, we sent Kathrin a message asking her to remove us from her database.” (Erika, 71, Uerikon am See)

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4-1

“It was a bit unfair really. Hanspeter (64) got to date 4 ladies whereas I only had one date. Joking aside, I’m delighted to have met him and to have hit it off with him from the very start. And since our first date, he’s had no need to meet any other ladies. For almost a year now, we’ve been very happy together.”  (Elisabeth, 59, Zurich)

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THE PERFECT MATCH

“Eleven years had passed since my divorce. I had really got used to being on my own. But at the same time I was taking my retirement, and something had to change. It took a lot of effort for me to ring Ms Grüneis, but at the same time, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. We talked about my doubts and then about what I really wanted out of life. Then, when I met Veronika (58), we both just knew: We were the perfect match.” (Franz, 66, Schwyz)

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ALL IT TOOK WAS “THE ONE”

“I was actually considering ending my contract. I had dated like mad and I just couldn’t find my dream woman. Where were all the pretty ladies with a sense of humour? And then along came Manuela (49) from Schaffhausen. From then on I only had eyes for her. I didn’t need anyone else. We’ve now been together for 5 months and are blissfully happy.” (René, 51, Aarau)

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MORE THAN HAPPY

“For both of us, all it took was one date and that was it. From the very first time I set eyes on Pierre (53), I was bowled over. Not only because of how he looked but more so because of the way he touched my soul. He works in different countries as a doctor and is therefore very worldly-wise, and that fascinated me. I also love it when he speaks French. It’s so much more romantic.” (Sandra*, 50 years old, Banker, Lausanne)

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LET’S SEE HOW WE COPE WITH EVERYDAY LIFE
“Waltraud and I have been a couple for five months now. We had already spent time together during the holidays and enjoyed some exciting and romantic moments together. We want to wait and see how we get on with each other on a daily basis first before we move in together. After all, you shouldn’t rush things, especially at our stage in life. Despite that, I’m sure that we can build a future together.” (Rolf, 71 years old, Schaffhausen)

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LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT
“Where looks were concerned, I knew exactly what I wanted. That’s why I was almost a little annoyed on my first date because Christian wasn’t my type at all. Luckily, he wasn’t as shallow as me, and was more persistent. After my four-month trip to Australia, we met each other again. We had a good chat and got on really well. And suddenly, it all just fell into place for me. I’ve now got a new job, a partner who I feel comfortable with, and in two weeks’ time, we’re moving in together.” (Petra, 33 years old, Bern)

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A NEW START AFTER A BREAK
“After our second date, it was clear: There was more between us. We met up another three times but we were both under a massive amount of stress at work and neither of us could spare the time to work on a budding relationship. That’s why we decided to have a break. We met up with each other again at Christmas and both realized that we had feelings for each other. Since then, we’ve been an item.” (Reto, 46 years old, Basel)

*Name has been changed

WE’RE A PATCHWORK FAMILY
“I have an 11-year-old son with my wife from whom I’m separated. At first, I had trouble even thinking about a new relationship. I was haunted by the thought of the evil stepmother in fairytales. On my third date, I met Angela and knew that she was the one. We got married two years ago and Maximilian spends every other weekend with us. It works really well for us all. And now, all three of us are looking forward to the arrival of our new daughter in two months’ time.” (Roman, 55 years old, Romanshorn)

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CHEMISTRY ON THE VERY FIRST DATE
“Ms Grüneis, please don’t be annoyed with me but you can remove me from your database again. Last week I had my first date with Jürgen. There was chemistry between us right from the start. I won’t be needing any further suggestions for dates. Jürgen sends his best regards too. We will both happily recommend you to others! Best wishes.” (Marina, 34 years old, Zurich)

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THE JOY OF TWINS
“Dear Kathrin, you haven’t heard from us for a while. I just wanted to send you a note to let you know the latest on our relationship. Andreas and I got married in September and in December our twins were born. It was our best Christmas ever. We’ve had to swap the convertible for a pushchair. Thank you for all your help. Best wishes.” (Priska*, 41 years old, Olten)

*Name has been changed

A FREE HEART
“After my husband left me for another woman, I wanted to get even with him and immediately also show off to him with a new relationship. During my consultation with Kathrin Grüneis I quickly realized that this wouldn’t be right for me – and nor for a potential new partner. First, I have to find out what I really want and to concentrate on my needs – until my heart is really free. But then I will be glad to come back again.” (Priska*, 32, Horgen)

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WITH THE THIRD DATE, IT CLICKED
“As a single parent with two children I had so much on my plate that I wasn’t interested in meeting a new man. My best friend then secretly arranged a consultation with Kathrin Grüneis. I was so bewildered at the meeting that I agreed to the discussion. And what can I say? It was the best decision of my life. I was so nervous before my first date that I bought a completely new outfit. Although nothing came of this, things clicked with my third date. With Bernhard, I’m on the same wavelength and my children really like him. Even if I’m still cautious, I can imagine that our relationship has a future.” (Caroline*, 38, Rapperswil)

*Name has been changed

GETTING TO KNOW MYSELF AGAIN
“I never had any problems meeting women and making friends. But I simply always ended up with the wrong person. When I registered with freieherzen.ch, it first took me a while to consciously focus on myself and my needs. Kathrin Grüneis certainly challenged me. Suddenly, I felt like I was getting to know myself again. Now, it’s time for the second step which means the first date is just around the corner. I’m already very excited.”(Wolfgang*, 42, Zurich)

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THREE WISHES AT ONCE
“I really never wanted to commit, as far as relationships are concerned, and I couldn’t imagine having a life partner. My friends were always teasing me: Italian, university educated, with a house by the sea. We often laughed about it. And what can I say – through freieherzen.ch I’ve actually found my true love: with Ernesto*, all three wishes have come true. The house in Calabria actually belongs to his parents, but I’m already looking forward to our next holiday together.” (Brigitte*, 46)

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I’M MARRYING A NEW FAMILY

“I liked Silvia* (46) as soon as I saw her. And I thought her two-year old daughter Celine was sweet. But did I really want to start with the whole family thing again at the age of 49? I asked Kathrin Grüneis to suggest someone else. What can I say? I simply couldn’t stop thinking about Silvia, so after two months I enquired about her again. And there you are: she was still single. But not for the last three years. We have become a happy little family. Silvia and Celine have won my heart.” (Robert*, 49)

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THE MYSTERIOUS WAYS OF FATE

“When I met Thomas* (37) for the first time, I thought he was very nice. But no more than that. It was quite different with his friend Philipp*, whom he introduced to me on our second date. There was a spark between us from the very first moment we saw each other. Thomas didn’t hold it against us – on the contrary, he was delighted for us. And Thomas didn’t have to wait long to strike it lucky himself. He tried freieherzen.ch for a second time, and he has been crazy about his Michaela* (33) ever since. At New Year, the four of us celebrated together, and how we laughed about the mysterious twists of fate.” (Petra*, 31)

*Name has been changed

DIFFICULT TO PLACE

“After six dates with six different women, I was sure that it wasn’t going to happen again for me. I felt sorry for Frau Grüneis because she had gone to such a lot of trouble and spent so much of her time trying to help me. It’s as though it was a process that I needed to go through: the many conversations, the different experiences with the women that I met. Over that time, I had chance to think a lot about myself and I came to terms with what it was that I was really looking for. And finally, after four months, there was a spark. It was a classic meeting in the vegetable department in the Co-op. I couldn’t be happier with Alina* (37). And even though I met her in a different way, I’m sure that my time at freieherzen.ch was needed in order to find out what I really wanted.” (Rainer*, 41)

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LATE BLOSSOMING OF HAPPINESS

““I’d long ago stopped believing there was a new love out there for me. And I would never have imagined that I would go to a marriage bureau. My best friend Irma talked me into it. And she came with me to my first encounter. Walter* (76) was an extremely attentive gentleman and we struck up a conversation immediately. I never even noticed that Irma had discreetly taken her leave to go “to the toilet”, we were getting on so well. Not only do we have the same interests, such as walking and travelling, but we have also both experienced similar strokes of fate. After a few meetings, we decided that we weren’t too old for love just yet. But we’re taking it slowly, and we’ll see what happens.” (Erna*, 73)

*Name has been changed

THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE

“Once I hit 30, I started to really worry about being left on the shelf. I always knew I wanted children – but I couldn’t find the right man. After a few internet disasters, I decided to put the matter in the hands of the professionals. It took me a lot of effort to get past that, because if you’re reasonably presentable and otherwise have no obvious quirks, you really have no need for a dating service. But it was the best decision of my life. I would probably never have met Marc* (38) by chance. We’ve been happy together for four years now, married for two, and our second baby arrives in a month. My dream has come true.” (Christina* from Biel, 36)

*Name has been changed

I WANT TO STAY HERE

“I came to Switzerland for work, and planned to go back to the United States after three years. I met Kathrin at an event, and just for fun I asked if she had the perfect woman for me. She invited me to her organisation, and then introduced me to a few ladies. When I saw Rita* (35) for the first time, I knew I wouldn’t be leaving Switzerland any time soon. She’s so genuine, natural and funny. It was a completely new experience for me. I’ve extended my contract, and we moved in together a week ago.” (William* from Boston and Solothurn, 41)

*Name has been changed

ACADEMICS IN LOVE

It’s a mystery to me why Annette* (35) and I had never come across each other before. We live in the same town, studied at the same university and work in the same profession. But still Kathrin had to play Cupid and bring us together. We are both very pleased and grateful that we went to see her. She could hardly believe that we had never had anything to do with one another professionally. Now we have a great deal to do with one another in our private lives…” (Markus* from Zurich, 38)

*Name has been changed

I LOVE PEOPLE FROM HAMBURG

I was always a big fan of Hamburg and people from the north of Germany. But it never occurred to me that I would meet a genuine Hamburger in Basel. Werner* (62) came to Switzerland for professional reasons and wanted to settle here. Kathrin knew nothing about my love of the Hanseatic cities, it was purely chance that she brought us together, I simply knew that my date was with a German man. The moment handsome Werner* greeted me with “Moin, Moin” [N. German greeting], that was it. We often visit his family on the North Sea coast and can hardly believe our luck.” (Magdalena* from Basel, 59)

*Name has been changed

LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT

“I’m not even 30 yet, I can’t go to a dating agency, I thought. But I was simply longing for a real relationship. I was also really stressed at work and didn’t want to waste time on online platforms. From the very first time I set eyes on Olga (31), I was bowled over. She was new to the town and had simply registered with Kathrin to get to know new people. So at first she regarded me as just another agreeable acquaintance. But then on the third date, something sparked for her as well and we are very happy together.” (Christiam from Bern, 29)

*Name has been changed

FIT AND IN LOVE

“I enjoy doing a lot of sport, but approaching someone at the gym is not my thing. Even so, going skiing or on a diving holiday together is simply more fun.  In Adrian (55), I have found my dream man. He is just as keen on sport as me and also likes to get up early at the weekend and spend his free time getting some exercise. We make a great team.” (Babette, 52, Lucerne)

*Name has been changed

WHY NOT TRY AGAIN?

“I’m what you could call a repeat offender. Over three years ago, I met a nice lady through freienherzen.ch. However, after three years we decided that our interests were too different. Because I didn’t want to remain alone, I decided to call Kathrin again. And now Cupid’s arrow has struck me at the second attempt. Bea (68) is a charming woman and we are very happy together.” (Peter, 72, Volketswil)

*Name has been changed

THREE IN ONE GO

“I never expected to end up with three ladies by my side! But, joking aside: I liked Elsa (43) straightaway. She told me that she had two young teenage daughters, which is not always easy. But when I visited them at home for the first time, the chemistry worked immediately. I was warmly welcomed into the family, and the four of us do lots of things together.” (Thomas, 52, Kölliken)

*Name has been changed

SHALL I PUT MYSELF THROUGT IT AGAIN?

“Should I really put myself through it again, I asked myself. But the evenings and weekends were too long and lonely by myself. My friend gave me Ms Grüneis’ phone number. It took an effort to make the call, but after that it was all plain sailing. And I was really lucky: it clicked on the very first date. Ramon (70), on the other hand, had had to have five attempts.  Even during our first date, we sent Kathrin a message asking her to remove us from her database.” (Erika, 71, Uerikon am See)

*Name has been changed

4-1

“It was a bit unfair really. Hanspeter (64) got to date 4 ladies whereas I only had one date. Joking aside, I’m delighted to have met him and to have hit it off with him from the very start. And since our first date, he’s had no need to meet any other ladies. For almost a year now, we’ve been very happy together.”  (Elisabeth, 59, Zurich)

*Name has been changed

THE PERFECT MATCH

“Eleven years had passed since my divorce. I had really got used to being on my own. But at the same time I was taking my retirement, and something had to change. It took a lot of effort for me to ring Ms Grüneis, but at the same time, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. We talked about my doubts and then about what I really wanted out of life. Then, when I met Veronika (58), we both just knew: We were the perfect match.” (Franz, 66, Schwyz)

*Name has been changed

ALL IT TOOK WAS “THE ONE”

“I was actually considering ending my contract. I had dated like mad and I just couldn’t find my dream woman. Where were all the pretty ladies with a sense of humour? And then along came Manuela (49) from Schaffhausen. From then on I only had eyes for her. I didn’t need anyone else. We’ve now been together for 5 months and are blissfully happy.” (René, 51, Aarau)

*Name has been changed

MORE THAN HAPPY

“For both of us, all it took was one date and that was it. From the very first time I set eyes on Pierre (53), I was bowled over. Not only because of how he looked but more so because of the way he touched my soul. He works in different countries as a doctor and is therefore very worldly-wise, and that fascinated me. I also love it when he speaks French. It’s so much more romantic.” (Sandra*, 50 years old, Banker, Lausanne)

*Name has been changed

LET’S SEE HOW WE COPE WITH EVERYDAY LIFE
“Waltraud and I have been a couple for five months now. We had already spent time together during the holidays and enjoyed some exciting and romantic moments together. We want to wait and see how we get on with each other on a daily basis first before we move in together. After all, you shouldn’t rush things, especially at our stage in life. Despite that, I’m sure that we can build a future together.” (Rolf, 71 years old, Schaffhausen)

*Name has been changed

LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT
“Where looks were concerned, I knew exactly what I wanted. That’s why I was almost a little annoyed on my first date because Christian wasn’t my type at all. Luckily, he wasn’t as shallow as me, and was more persistent. After my four-month trip to Australia, we met each other again. We had a good chat and got on really well. And suddenly, it all just fell into place for me. I’ve now got a new job, a partner who I feel comfortable with, and in two weeks’ time, we’re moving in together.” (Petra, 33 years old, Bern)

*Name has been changed

A NEW START AFTER A BREAK
“After our second date, it was clear: There was more between us. We met up another three times but we were both under a massive amount of stress at work and neither of us could spare the time to work on a budding relationship. That’s why we decided to have a break. We met up with each other again at Christmas and both realized that we had feelings for each other. Since then, we’ve been an item.” (Reto, 46 years old, Basel)

*Name has been changed

WE’RE A PATCHWORK FAMILY
“I have an 11-year-old son with my wife from whom I’m separated. At first, I had trouble even thinking about a new relationship. I was haunted by the thought of the evil stepmother in fairytales. On my third date, I met Angela and knew that she was the one. We got married two years ago and Maximilian spends every other weekend with us. It works really well for us all. And now, all three of us are looking forward to the arrival of our new daughter in two months’ time.” (Roman, 55 years old, Romanshorn)

*Name has been changed

CHEMISTRY ON THE VERY FIRST DATE
“Ms Grüneis, please don’t be annoyed with me but you can remove me from your database again. Last week I had my first date with Jürgen. There was chemistry between us right from the start. I won’t be needing any further suggestions for dates. Jürgen sends his best regards too. We will both happily recommend you to others! Best wishes.” (Marina, 34 years old, Zurich)

*Name has been changed

THE JOY OF TWINS
“Dear Kathrin, you haven’t heard from us for a while. I just wanted to send you a note to let you know the latest on our relationship. Andreas and I got married in September and in December our twins were born. It was our best Christmas ever. We’ve had to swap the convertible for a pushchair. Thank you for all your help. Best wishes.” (Priska*, 41 years old, Olten)

*Name has been changed

A FREE HEART
“After my husband left me for another woman, I wanted to get even with him and immediately also show off to him with a new relationship. During my consultation with Kathrin Grüneis I quickly realized that this wouldn’t be right for me – and nor for a potential new partner. First, I have to find out what I really want and to concentrate on my needs – until my heart is really free. But then I will be glad to come back again.” (Priska*, 32, Horgen)

*Name has been changed

WITH THE THIRD DATE, IT CLICKED
“As a single parent with two children I had so much on my plate that I wasn’t interested in meeting a new man. My best friend then secretly arranged a consultation with Kathrin Grüneis. I was so bewildered at the meeting that I agreed to the discussion. And what can I say? It was the best decision of my life. I was so nervous before my first date that I bought a completely new outfit. Although nothing came of this, things clicked with my third date. With Bernhard, I’m on the same wavelength and my children really like him. Even if I’m still cautious, I can imagine that our relationship has a future.” (Caroline*, 38, Rapperswil)

*Name has been changed

GETTING TO KNOW MYSELF AGAIN
“I never had any problems meeting women and making friends. But I simply always ended up with the wrong person. When I registered with freieherzen.ch, it first took me a while to consciously focus on myself and my needs. Kathrin Grüneis certainly challenged me. Suddenly, I felt like I was getting to know myself again. Now, it’s time for the second step which means the first date is just around the corner. I’m already very excited.”(Wolfgang*, 42, Zurich)

*Name has been changed

THREE WISHES AT ONCE
“I really never wanted to commit, as far as relationships are concerned, and I couldn’t imagine having a life partner. My friends were always teasing me: Italian, university educated, with a house by the sea. We often laughed about it. And what can I say – through freieherzen.ch I’ve actually found my true love: with Ernesto*, all three wishes have come true. The house in Calabria actually belongs to his parents, but I’m already looking forward to our next holiday together.” (Brigitte*, 46)

*Name has been changed

I’M MARRYING A NEW FAMILY

“I liked Silvia* (46) as soon as I saw her. And I thought her two-year old daughter Celine was sweet. But did I really want to start with the whole family thing again at the age of 49? I asked Kathrin Grüneis to suggest someone else. What can I say? I simply couldn’t stop thinking about Silvia, so after two months I enquired about her again. And there you are: she was still single. But not for the last three years. We have become a happy little family. Silvia and Celine have won my heart.” (Robert*, 49)

*Name has been changed

THE MYSTERIOUS WAYS OF FATE

“When I met Thomas* (37) for the first time, I thought he was very nice. But no more than that. It was quite different with his friend Philipp*, whom he introduced to me on our second date. There was a spark between us from the very first moment we saw each other. Thomas didn’t hold it against us – on the contrary, he was delighted for us. And Thomas didn’t have to wait long to strike it lucky himself. He tried freieherzen.ch for a second time, and he has been crazy about his Michaela* (33) ever since. At New Year, the four of us celebrated together, and how we laughed about the mysterious twists of fate.” (Petra*, 31)

*Name has been changed

DIFFICULT TO PLACE

“After six dates with six different women, I was sure that it wasn’t going to happen again for me. I felt sorry for Frau Grüneis because she had gone to such a lot of trouble and spent so much of her time trying to help me. It’s as though it was a process that I needed to go through: the many conversations, the different experiences with the women that I met. Over that time, I had chance to think a lot about myself and I came to terms with what it was that I was really looking for. And finally, after four months, there was a spark. It was a classic meeting in the vegetable department in the Co-op. I couldn’t be happier with Alina* (37). And even though I met her in a different way, I’m sure that my time at freieherzen.ch was needed in order to find out what I really wanted.” (Rainer*, 41)

*Name has been changed

LATE BLOSSOMING OF HAPPINESS

““I’d long ago stopped believing there was a new love out there for me. And I would never have imagined that I would go to a marriage bureau. My best friend Irma talked me into it. And she came with me to my first encounter. Walter* (76) was an extremely attentive gentleman and we struck up a conversation immediately. I never even noticed that Irma had discreetly taken her leave to go “to the toilet”, we were getting on so well. Not only do we have the same interests, such as walking and travelling, but we have also both experienced similar strokes of fate. After a few meetings, we decided that we weren’t too old for love just yet. But we’re taking it slowly, and we’ll see what happens.” (Erna*, 73)

*Name has been changed

THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE

“Once I hit 30, I started to really worry about being left on the shelf. I always knew I wanted children – but I couldn’t find the right man. After a few internet disasters, I decided to put the matter in the hands of the professionals. It took me a lot of effort to get past that, because if you’re reasonably presentable and otherwise have no obvious quirks, you really have no need for a dating service. But it was the best decision of my life. I would probably never have met Marc* (38) by chance. We’ve been happy together for four years now, married for two, and our second baby arrives in a month. My dream has come true.” (Christina* from Biel, 36)

*Name has been changed

I WANT TO STAY HERE

“I came to Switzerland for work, and planned to go back to the United States after three years. I met Kathrin at an event, and just for fun I asked if she had the perfect woman for me. She invited me to her organisation, and then introduced me to a few ladies. When I saw Rita* (35) for the first time, I knew I wouldn’t be leaving Switzerland any time soon. She’s so genuine, natural and funny. It was a completely new experience for me. I’ve extended my contract, and we moved in together a week ago.” (William* from Boston and Solothurn, 41)

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ACADEMICS IN LOVE

It’s a mystery to me why Annette* (35) and I had never come across each other before. We live in the same town, studied at the same university and work in the same profession. But still Kathrin had to play Cupid and bring us together. We are both very pleased and grateful that we went to see her. She could hardly believe that we had never had anything to do with one another professionally. Now we have a great deal to do with one another in our private lives…” (Markus* from Zurich, 38)

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I LOVE PEOPLE FROM HAMBURG

I was always a big fan of Hamburg and people from the north of Germany. But it never occurred to me that I would meet a genuine Hamburger in Basel. Werner* (62) came to Switzerland for professional reasons and wanted to settle here. Kathrin knew nothing about my love of the Hanseatic cities, it was purely chance that she brought us together, I simply knew that my date was with a German man. The moment handsome Werner* greeted me with “Moin, Moin” [N. German greeting], that was it. We often visit his family on the North Sea coast and can hardly believe our luck.” (Magdalena* from Basel, 59)

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