Mucha Man wrote:As long as you make some local friends who can introduce you to some of their many single friends you should be fine. On addition to divorcees there are literally hundreds of thousands of women in their 30s and 40s who are single having focused on education and career. So you are lucky. Lots of well off educated women in the age group you are interested in. Some may be a bit immature though as they have very little dating experience.
My experience is that women in their thirties or forties who have never really dated are in some ways mentally more like western women in their early 20's. You are talking about career women with great jobs who still live with mummy. I am not making this up.
In general your chances here are poor if you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions:
1. Are you fat?
2. Do you suffer from excessive body odor issues?
3. Are you completely devoid of humor?
As far as I know, Taipei is the city in the world with the highest proportion of unattached women aged 35 or over, I think this would describe one third of them. As long as you keep yourself well, is not massively overweight, and know how to treat a woman, you should have no problem.
One mate of mine is in his early fifties, and he dates women from 22 and up. He speaks Mandarin, however less will do as well, I would think that career women here would have a better grasp of english than the average population.