ChewDawg wrote: liskeard wrote:
But first, some background. There is a huge, I mean HUGE pool of single available women in Taipei. Especially educated, professional women. The average Chinese/Taiwanese guy, is at best, an unintentional misogynist by western standards. Because of this, many, many Chinese/Taiwanese women refuse to destroy their quality of life by marrying one (Taiwan and Singapore depend on importing massive amounts of foreign brides to satisfy the demand for women who will marry a "traditional" Chinese/Taiwanese guy).
ha, this is just what I always tried to explain to my english ex ages ago who'd never ever been abroad. you nailed it well at the point that chinese/taiwanese guy is "an unintentional misogynist by western standards". you say it for me though he would never know what i really mean to say...
I am going to call horseshit on parts of the message above. I don't deny that there are lots of available women, but to insult Chinese males and say they are too traditional and unable to attract professional women? That is BS and borderline racist.
I got up to here and I was thinking, "Bravo!" Then you lost me with the all English teachers are scum tirade.
ChewDawg wrote:If anything, economics and 5000 years of glorious history make the Chinese male more of a catch than the English teacher that is deep in debt. First of all, they understand the culture and language and can interact better with the girl's parents. Second of all, they usually have more educational diversity and have been educated in professions outside of the buxiban, and last of all they often have substantial family money if they live in Taipei and are professional, meaning they aren't foreign teachers attracted by jobs that have little benefit packages and that often aren't increased to match inflation. Furthermore, many of these education migrant workers send money back to pay student debt or to support parents in council estates or old age homes.
Hell, many of these people will spend 10 percent of their just over 20 K annual salaries to fly back to Canuckistan, Saffieland or to engage their addictions in Thailand.
Now there are open minded women that decide to have relationships with foreigners and that is cool. But don't slag the locals because they could easily slag most (not all) foreigners.
That said, I still agree with many parts of what you said. Many local guys are decent solid guys that would be considered a good catch. The ones I know generally treat their ladies like princesses, and they definitely have a huge advantage in the cultural and linguistic stakes.
But there are also some real heels. For the same measure, it's also true of ESL teachers. Some are in solid stable careers and do very well for themselves. Others are more like what you describe. Bit of truth on both sides.
I'd rather say there are plenty of eligible women about, and if you're a decent solid type that can offer some form of security you can't but do well.