Okay so if and when I go to Taiwan I was thinking I really want to try and improve my spoken/listening ability, and that one of the best ways to do this would be language exchanges, maybe meet one person each day for two hours or something. That way I’ll make some friends too.
However, I mentioned this idea to a colleague who spent 5 years in Taiwan, and she said the only people doing LEs are actually looking for a chance to hook up. She implied it was some sort of casual sex free-for-all; I’ve got a girlfriend and this is definitely not what I’m looking for. I responded by saying “Oh, well I guess I better limit myself to LE with Chinese guys, then” but she said “well in that case you’re just going to attract gay guys!” :s
Can anyone comment on the accuracy of this claim? Am I going to be fending off unwanted advances from Chinese guys and girls who have the wrong idea about why I’m seeking a LE? If so, any tips on where to search for serious LE partners? I’m going to be attending Zheng Da so I thought I would post some ads around campus. I’ll also be taking some English classes there too so I thought perhaps a Chinese student in one of those classes might want to improve their English in this way. Thoughts?