Hey guys, whats up? I’m pretty new here in Taipei. I’ve been living in Thailand for the last year and just came to Taiwan a few days ago. I was wondering where are some good places to meet some nice taiwanese girls. Somebody in Thailand had told me that meeting girls in Taiwan is easier than in Thailand. From what I’ve seen so far that doesn’t seem to be the case. In Thailand the girls at least make eye contact and smile, but here they don’t even look at you. At least thats been my experience in these few days I’ve been here. Maybe it’s the culture. Anybody with experience here in Taipei please help. Thanx.
This is a description of one of the nicest experiences I had with meeting someone. A Taiwan friend who worked in a trading company introduced me to a local girl, and the purpose was “to help me with correspondence and homework”.
In other words, to improve my Chinese, I set a goal of writing five letters a week to a variety of local people whom I had met. I would then go over the contents of these letters with this girl, and we would add a lot of things, discuss terminology, etc. She would also help me with understanding how to write any characters I didn’t know. If I had questions on my Chinese homework, we would iron those out as well.
Eventually, we were going to the beach, movies, and on outings together, and had quite a good time. She would also help me clean up my room, do some simple cooking, etc. When I got a column in a local Chinese daily, I would dictate my replies to readers’ letters, and she would write them out for me. She later got a job with a Taiwanese company in Port Moresby, New Guinea, and the last I heard had married some Taiwanese guy and moved to Los Angeles. But it was good while it lasted, and I have fond memories of our time together.
I experienced similar as Buzz (though I am surprised he didn’t bring his gf from Thailand ) as it appears to me nice and decent girls are very difficult to approach.
That said I don’t think there is a particular place where you can meet / find them, they are everywhere.
If you want however to pick up girls there are quite some places around town - so I heard. If you call them “nice” than that’s where to find them.
Touching story Hartzell, if I wasn’t engaged, I too would be engaging in some form of language exchange. But if she was a good catch, I certainly wouldn’t have let her get away.
I have found a lot of lovely young ladies eager to talk about the upcoming election . . . . . . and have also noticed that they have trouble distinguishing between the words “election” and “erection” . . . . so that makes for some interesting discussions, and demonstrations.
Good way to meet girls I guess.
It is extraordinarily easy to meet women in Taiwan if you aren’t too aggressive, are somewhat presentable, and come off as a sincere, classy person. Women here are attracted to polite confidence in men, because it is such a rare commodity. It also helps to learn Mandarin.
Good luck. Just relax, be a gentleman, go after your goals, and things will fall into place naturally, unless you’re a freak like Rascal .
Hey Tomas, I thought you were in the tea business, not the love business.
Actually, I’m a teacher. I’m also taken at the moment, but I like to help the young lads out from time to time.
Didn’t Bruce Springsteen write a song about us sad old farts reliving the glory days?
I believe that Stragbasher has a cute Sales Manager.
I hear the same thing .
You could always show them my avitar and that’ll make you look good.
Geez, who is that 30 yr old fart?
I do, but she’s not available. She did tell me that some guy has been pestering her for a while, but said she’s much more interested in her work than she is in boyfriends. We happened to be in the same bar last night, and she seemed happy enough dancing with my girlfriend.
I think the best thing to do is put an ad on tealit. It’s better than turning into one of those sad guys who hangs around Starbucks all day trying to make eye contact with every girl that comes in. I tried it, and I kept hooking up with Tomas. Now he’s in love with me!
Why has yet another 2-yr old post been resurrected?
Yes there was a wierd man at Starbucks last week barking and groping with the locals. I think his name was Tomas. He also recited a poem.
Pretty good work there, Chewy. I wish it was my own, though I’m not sure I’m sick enough to come up with something like that. Must have been some other Tomas at that Starbucks.
I just now realized that the original post was written a few years back . Hartzell, quite confusing us by updating these old posts! The fellow who wrote the post is probably married to a local lady now.
Its easy meet nice girls, and it would be beneficial to not be too aggressive (well, assuming you are not interested and want to be friends). However, I think it is pretty tough if you want to meet someone who is nice and would like a relationship with a foreigner, unless they themselves have a White fetish (so I guess you can go the club route).
And if you are thinking about trying to meet top notch, good looking (hot) women, it is almost impossible. Very tough field for foreigners to crack because the hot ones are super high maintenance (although they can be pretty nice), and almost always either require fluent chinese and a good family background…
Chewy, that’s a great poem. It moved me in strange ways.
I’m going to read it to my next date, and pretend it’s my own work. I’ll probably go all dewy-eyed and she’ll melt into my arms. Then bloody Tomas’ll show up again, talking chinese and trying to make eye-contact as per usual, and ruin everything. That guy really needs to find a woman, or a man.
Or a sheep. Bassman, can you advise on finding a nice sheep in Taiwan?
That’s true of all of them in every country and every culture. Supermodel types aren’t worth the bother - too many ego/entitlement issues to deal with. I’m a man, not a babysitter!
Ideally you want a superhot woman who doesn’t realize she’s hot. That’s why us guys should encourage beauty insecurity in women. Every time you talk to a beautiful woman, you should subtly criticize some part of her appearance. Then she’ll start thinking, “Maybe I’m not that gorgeous after all?” and her ego will deflate to that of normal human beings’ levels, which means that then she will have to start acting like a normal human being instead of having Princess Syndrome. A win-win situation for everyone involved.
Oh, and just to prove I’m not being sexist, girls you can do the same whenever you encounter a macho pretty boy preening. Women, stop putting up with assholes and their abusive shit just because he’s good-looking. The world will be a better place.
Two Buddhist monks were walking along a dirt path after a recent rain. Both of these monks had taken vows of celibacy and had vowed to never touch a woman.
Along the way they happend upon a beautiful young woman dressed in fine clothing having difficulty navigating a particularly muddy stretch of the dirt path.
The elder monk offered to carry the young woman on his back until they reached more solid dry path. The woman happily accepted the elder monk’s offer and carried the young woman on his back for a short while until they reached a part of the path that was not muddy, upon which time the elder monk put the woman down. The entire time the younger monk was terribly disturbed that the elder monk had carried the young woman on his back, but he remained silent. The young woman thanked the elder monk and went ahead on her own way.
After the two monks had walked for some time in silence, the younger monk, still quite disturbed, could no longer hold back and finally asked the elder monk how he could have broken his vow regarding women.
The elder monk replied, “I put that woman down an hour ago. You are still carrying her”.
[quote=“stragbasher”]Chewy, that’s a great poem. It moved me in strange ways.
I’m going to read it to my next date, and pretend it’s my own work. I’ll probably go all dewy-eyed and she’ll melt into my arms. Then bloody Tomas’ll show up again, talking Chinese and trying to make eye-contact as per usual, and ruin everything. That guy really needs to find a woman, or a man.
Or a sheep. Bassman, can you advise on finding a nice sheep in Taiwan?[/quote]
Thanks for the praise. I enjoy writing poems in my spare time.
I met a nice girl at work. THen I ended up marrying her.