Click here to go to our new forums at http://tw.forumosa.com
If you are a Forumosan Regular, when you log in for the FIRST TIME, you must RESET your password by using the Password Recovery system.

Usernames on the new forums must not contain any SPACES and must end with LETTER or a NUMBER; if yours does, you will be prompted to change your Username
Contact us at admin(at)forumosa(dot)com or @forumosa on Twitter or on our Facebook Page if you have any questions or problems logging back in

Online Dating - Taiwan

A non-threatening place for individuals and couples living in Taiwan to discuss dating and relationship issues

Moderators: Tempo Gain, NonTocareLeTete

Forum rules
The Dating and Relationship Forum is a non-threatening place for individuals and couples living in Taiwan to discuss dating and relationship issues, including: love, romance, sex, communications, familial relationships, cultural issues, activities for couples, psychology, marriage, dating (i.e. "how to meet")

Please don't post personal ads here. They will be removed. Offensive posts will also be removed at the discretion of the moderators, including lewdness, excessive profanity, pornographic pictures, nasty and mean-spirited comments

If a post is moved to the Temporary Forum or edited, this is probably because the post is either off topic or violates one of the "general etiquette" rules. We'd like to keep this forum as open and friendly as possible - please keep these things in mind when posting. Thank you for your cooperation

Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby CasualTaiwan » 10 Jan 2015, 18:36

Jenny_Chen wrote:Anybody with a comprehensive list and pros-cons? preferably real life experience using these sites?

1) Match - Paid
2) POF - Free
3) OKCupid - Free
4) Minglonaire - Free

Any more English ones? I realize there are many for Chinese audience, but I am not interested in those.


Forumosa Friends (part of the Worldfriends network, so same page and user base as for example HeyPersonals, friendly taiwanease, and Taiwan Ho! Connections) should be free for females (as your nick suggests you are). For males you need to pay to contact people, but from my experience it's worth it: Tons of all kind of people from Taiwan seem to use this, and very many speak great English. Young to old, male or female, with all kinds of interests and hobbies, many looking just for friends but some also open for much more... I got to know many really nice people there that I'm still in contact with many years later, and even ended up married to one of them - although that was just by chance, not planned ;-)

Apart from that, the free personals sections of for example Tealit and ESL99 according to my experience allow you to get into contact easily with many people, although generally there seems to be more interest in dating than just being friends. At least the female audience seems to be more mature, with seemingly few teens and not so many twens using this.

Other free services that I only have limited experience with, but that do offer quite a few members based in Taiwan, would be:

- The Taiwan Craigslist
- Plenty of Fish
- DateInAsia

Another paid (at least for males) option I had good experience with would be AsianFriendFinder. Again very mixed audience, so it's easy to find interesting people.

Finally, if you are interested in a strictly non-platonic way, surely the paid (again, for males) Adult Friend Finder is the way to go in terms of dating websites. Best results of course if you master Chinese, but plenty of action also for English only speakers.
User avatar
CasualTaiwan
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 13 May 2013, 01:13
Location: Taiwan
In Taiwan since: 0- 0-2008



Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby 2555chris » 15 May 2015, 10:36

what percent of Taiwanese ladies speak enough English to at least have a decent conversation ?

I saw that as more of a problem !
2555chris
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 14
Joined: 15 Mar 2015, 06:32



Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby aNYCtransplant » 15 May 2015, 22:36

@ 2555chris or the problem is your inability to read/write/speak chinese.
aNYCtransplant
38 Posts? I'm a bimbo, baby!
 
Posts: 38
Joined: 20 Mar 2015, 22:39
In Taiwan since: 01 Jul 2015



Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby mariodian » 06 Jun 2015, 11:49

aNYCtransplant wrote:@ 2555chris or the problem is your inability to read/write/speak chinese.

I'd say English would be preferred language on websites that are in English. I don't see any reason why my ability to speak Chinese would be questioned on such websites.
mariodian
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 19
Joined: 06 Jul 2014, 18:57
Location: Kaohsiung
In Taiwan since: 0-11-2014



Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby kungfuken » 19 Apr 2016, 09:51

For anyone who's curious, Tinder is very active and there seems to be a very large pool of internationally-minded individuals using it. The physical appearance of the clientele obviously ranges, but I'd say the average is pretty good (judging by their pictures). Unfortunately apparently no-one told them that Tinder was for dating and hookups, because 99% of them say "I want to make friends only" or "I only want language exchange", which may be code for "I'm not a slut" but who knows? I'm not the handsomest guy in the world but I get a steady stream of matches, so no doubt you could too.

I decided to try it because I work afternoons and evenings 5-7 days a week, so I'm not getting out much or meeting new people anymore. I'm not sure I'd recommend it, despite the enormous pool of customers it has. I think if you had more free time than I do, you'd be better served going to social events, getting a hobby or going clubbing, although these-days most clubs I've been to have been very male-heavy.
kungfuken
Mastered ordering "beer" in Chinese (jīngtōng le yòng Guóyǔ shuō "píjiǔ")
Mastered ordering "beer" in Chinese (jīngtōng le yòng Guóyǔ shuō "píjiǔ")
 
Posts: 123
Joined: 28 Jul 2014, 11:52
In Taiwan since: 16 Jul 2014



Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby NancyM » 27 Jun 2016, 17:36

I always looked at adult friend finder ages ago when I was single and desperate :cool:
NancyM
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 23 Jun 2016, 21:50
In Taiwan since: 14 Mar 1987



Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby Mr He » 28 Jun 2016, 12:56

NancyM wrote:I always looked at adult friend finder ages ago when I was single and desperate :cool:


That must have been many moons ago. Really.
Jeg er hvad jeg er.

Bring Zain back!
Mr He
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 10503
Joined: 31 Oct 2000, 17:01
Location: Near the tower of doom



FRIENDLY REMINDER
   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.
Previous




Return to Dating & Relationships



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 1 guest

cron