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Last year, Swiss reporter Yvonne Eisenring decided to quit her job.
She didn't have another role lined up. She wasn't off on a volunteering stint. She wasn't heading to graduate school.
Instead, the 29-year-old left her job to look for love full-time.
Eisenring spent a year traveling the world in her quest to find a man, curious to see if "falling in love is more likely to happen when you have free time and no responsibilities," she told VICE Germany.
"I started working when I was 20. I was one of the youngest TV reporters in Switzerland," Eisenring explains.
She adds that in our busy society, "You only have time to meet someone between leaving the office and going to the gym."
When Eisenring first told her family and friends what she planned to do, reactions to her mission were mixed.
"Some friends thought it was a brave thing to do; others worried that I was gambling with my career," she says.
"If I had taken that year off to do some postgraduate training, then nobody would have thought twice about it, since it would have been a good thing for my career. But with falling in love, you never know if it's worth it."
She's now completed her year of hunting for love, and just published a book about her experiences.
One of the main findings of her search?
"In general, I was surprised to find that men all over the world are hustling to find love," she said. "There is that cliché that men don't care about finding love. But I don't think that's true at all. Some even booked flights to see me again and really put themselves out there."
She also found that while you can't force love, it does help to put yourself out there and keep your eyes (and heart) open.
As she puts it: "You have to take the time to allow for accidents to happen. You have to set the stage so that love can make its entrance."
So after all that trouble, did she find the love she was searching for?
"I don't want to say because that would be giving away the end of my book," she says. "All I'll say is that I'm very happy at the moment."