Taiwan dating customs
A growing awareness of women’s rights in Taiwan has brought about the end to some harmful laws that enforced this traditional family structure, such as guaranteed child custody rights for the father in case of divorce.
Yet, the expectation that a Taiwanese woman should move in with her husband’s family still remains.
But I suspect the perceived higher social status of Western women and the big, black omnipresent beast that is Chinese patriarchy both play a role.
Although patriarchy creates real concerns for women dating in Taiwan (or anywhere on earth for that matter), I do not mean to discourage foreign women from dating Taiwanese men.
So rare are sightings of Western female/Asian male couples in Taiwan that spotting one walking hand in hand is enough to make one’s head turn.
While not all Taiwanese guys are opposed to romantic gestures, just be forewarned that he’s very likely to choose work over dating or spending time with family and friends.When you connect online, you can take your time and express your ideas clearly.You can join Cupid now and meet amazing Taiwan singles. Is he the man with whom you were meant to spend the rest of your days?The People The people of Taiwan value hard work, patience, humility, friendliness and respect for others.They are highly motivated and centered around the extended family, their most important economic resource. Bringing shame on anyone ("loss of face") brings shame to the entire family.Granted, not all Taiwanese people will think so, and you probably wouldn’t be interested in dating those who do, but it might be worthwhile to consider what restrictive views about gender are perpetuated in Taiwan, and what you can do to combat them, before dating here.