I think that Westerners are just more independent than Taiwanese in general and dating expectations here are different.
For example, I don’t really want a guy to call me everyday and constantly tell me that he misses me. (Every other day is nice, though )
However in my experience dating some Taiwanese men, they seem to think that as a woman, I naturally want this! My female Taiwanese roommate says that yes, most Taiwanese women do expect to their man to check in with them on a daily basis and vice versa. Also, Taiwanese men always want to hold my hand when we’re out on dates. I guess they’re used to doing this with their Taiwanese girlfriends, but that’s just something that most guys don’t do back in the U.S. So, for a Western guy with little knowledge of the dating scene here, these kind of expectations coming from a woman could be perceived as “clingy”.
But nevermind that Dave’s girl. Most Western guys who date Taiwanese women are able to manage their way around all the little nuances of an intercultural relationship. Forget about the the things you hear foreign men complaining about. They complain about Western women too. Some men just like complaining in general.