What Taiwanese Women Want In A Boyfriend

Young Taiwanese women have a reputation for being ultra materialistic. This is evidenced by Taiwanese media and countless remarks in online forums and blogs. But that rumor doesn’t seem consistent with what I have observed. So I started asking around to do some fact checking. When I asked Taiwanese guys what Taiwanese women want in a boyfriend, their response was a resounding, “Money, Car & House!” But when I talked to the women, a more distinct and complete picture began to emerge. This is what one friend said, “I want a reliable guy who thinks about the future, who has a plan for the future. He doesn’t have to be rich, but he needs to be thinking about how he will take care of a family.” In Taiwan dating is viewed as a marriage partner selection process. It makes sense that if you approach dating as the first step toward marriage, you would be apt to date a guy who is “reliable” and can “take care of a family.” While some Taiwanese women may live up to the materialistic stereotype, it... Read More