Not so many years ago, a 27 year-old Aussie bloke was sent to Taiwan by his company for six months.
The young bloke had been warned by his boss that some of the local women were a bit clingy and a bad experience with a young woman he met at Ziga Zaga’s, only a week after ariving in Taiwan, had already made the young bloke a bit cautious. The way he told the story, he had made it clear it was a one-night only deal, but she found him at his place of work a few days later and went to see him. He said he had to make it clear that he wasn’t interested, in front of twenty staff, in the middle of the office because she wouldn’t take a polite, “No” as an answer.
Then, some time later, during the course of work, he met a 30-ish female lawyer. A late afternoon meeting with the lawyer turned into dinner, drinks and afters. Within a few days she’d more or less moved in. Within a week, he found that she wanted to give him a mobile phone, “Just so I can find you?” She started giving him other gifts - tailored shirts, surprise romantic weekend trips away, etc.
But when, after a few months, he said he wanted some space, they had a huge argument. The woman tore the shirts to pieces. When he tried to give her money to pay her back for his share of some of their recent expenses the woman tore the money to shreds and threw it down the toilet. She wasn’t going to let him leave her and said so, a few times.
Despite that, and despite a few other amazing fights, the last I heard they were engaged and had gone to Oz to meet his parents.