Do you prefer to speak in Mandarin instead of English?
Whether it’s man or women, most of the locals (living in Taipei) their 20s and 30s (assuming you are searching in that age category) have a pretty good command of English.
Most of them understand every word you’re saying, but have a tough time speaking it. They could be a bit embarrassed that they have an accent and you may not be able to understand them because of it.
My advice is, be patient. I’m sure there’s plenty of local guys out there that would be interested in a white girl. Learn a bit of conversational Chinese, so you can use both during dates. Also, don’t be afraid to make the first move or start the conversation, if you’re looking for a local local guy that hasn’t had experience with foreign women, he will be shy.