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"After getting over the initial shock of the question, I realized he was being upfront about one of the most challenging issues facing single expatriate women." While I've failed to locate a formal study on the subject, I've met precious few solo sisters in Asia who didn't grapple occasionally with loneliness, body image, and anger that an obese sixty-year-old male could date freely, but a thirty-five-year-old female could not.Furthermore, the subject raises sensitive racial and gender issues that make many women hesitant to talk openly about their feelings for fear of coming across as bitter, stereotyping bigots.So as you can imagine, I know a thing or two about living and making the best out of life here.I'm here to make things as smooth as I can for you in every aspect of living in Thailand, so without further ado, let's get started. Let me tell you this — 5,000 miles between a potential match kind of opens one up to being more up front. There were about 10 results for Chiang Mai within my age group.
Why Single Women Don't Last in Asia If you're hoping my anecdote concerned a freak occurrence, know that I was asked some variation of this question before three out of my four Asian postings.
Even though I am perfectly content being single and not in a relationship. BUT, a part of this project is dating and meeting men on different online sites since meeting them here in my free time is pretty much not an option since when I’m not working, I’m working out. Although I specifically state that I am interested more in learning about what men are looking for living here than a relationship, and that the date must be with someone who either lives here or is visiting longer term, it hasn’t stopped people from all over the world messaging me with ridiculousness.
Like these “I don’t know what’s worse: You writing about yourself in third person or you writing about being fat although obviously you aren’t.
"If we give you the job, are you prepared to go two years without a date?
" Most women, especially if they're new to overseas work, can't imagine a potential employer asking such a question. How dare the interviewer make such glaring (hetero)sexist assumptions! Why would he ask anything so blatantly inappropriate unless he was actually serious? After all, I was fully prepared to forego running water, electricity, refrigeration and the English language, but had never considered the toll that working in Asia would take on my love life.