She may be right: Swiss government figures in 2015 revealed that 35 percent of marriages were between a Swiss and a foreigner. The Swiss need plenty of encouragement. But do not take away his lines by asking him out.
There are around two million expats in Switzerland from all over the world, but the Swiss are on their home turf: they have friendships they established as children, making it hard for foreigners to build relationships with them.
Exacerbating the problem is the temporal nature of expats.
Dies ist KEIN Verabredungsort. Du wirst auf Frauen treffen, die du kennst. Bitte verhalte dich verantwortungsvoll.