Hong Kong Dating Pros and Cons

Moving to Hong Kong and want to know what Hong Kong dating is like?

After living there for half a year I've gotten to check out the scene and meet both locals and expats here.  

In a lot of ways you're in luck!  Whether you're just visiting or have made a move here - there are women from everywhere open to date.

That being said, get the inside scoop of what dating in this "city that never sleeps" is like!

Hong Kong Dating Pros

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Expats have a good reputation - unlike South Korea or even Thailand, foreigners have a good reputation amongst the locals. 

In fact many families encourage their daughters to date foreigners. 


Because foreigners are seen as 'rich'.

This is even true if you want to date Western girls in Hong Kong.

There's no conservative stigma - Again unlike South Korea or Thailand (or a lot of Asia actually), there isn't much social stigma to casual dating. 

In fact many women are open to having fun…especially as a release for when they work 12 hour day shifts! 

The people are fascinating - Whether you're staying in Central or Kowloon - Hong Kong is full of fascinating people.  Hong Kongers and expats alike are well-travelled, speak good enough English and have fascinating stories of their own.  Personally every time I go out I look forward to whomever I meet.

Note:  Get to know what different types of Hong Kong girls you can meet here!

There's a lot to do with your date - You can't get bored in this city.  You can take your date to a beach or for a beautiful cable car ride (on the same day!)  It has everything there at reasonable prices too! 

So it's all good right?  What could possibly be wrong with dating in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Dating Cons

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The women have high expectations - This one is something that hurt my dating life in Hong Kong. 

The problem with being an expat is that you're expected to have a lot of money.

So the local women you date will assume a certain dating lifestyle from you. 

If you don't give it then they'll walk away and find someone who will.

Hong Kong dating can get expensive fast - Hong Kong can be cheap (aside from the rent.)  Then again if you go on dates (like restaurant dinners and drinks, etc…) you'll find yourself spending a lot of money! 

One friend of mine who lives there told me he would schedule his dates at 10pm.  Why? To avoid dinners and go straight to drinks with his date.

So yeah…it can get expensive.  That being said there are cheaper alternatives.  If money is a concern then why not check out Hong Kong online dating?

It's a giant social circle -  If you're not into building a social circle and
like to meet people casually then you're out of luck.  Hong Kong is more about introductions and who you know.

So if you want to meet and date beautiful Hong Kong women then you'll need more than charm and personality…you'll need connections.

Sure this is anywhere but I've found this to be the case more in Hong Kong than in Seoul or even Shanghai (both are cliquey cities.)

There are only three hang out areas - You'll eventually find the city itself to be small.  The only two areas to hang out and meet women for expats are either 

 • Lang Kwai Fong

 • Soho or

 • Wan Chai

Unless you take the time to get to know the city (and learn Cantonese…yikes) you'll be limited to those two places.

Also eventually you'll bump into your ex-dates or ex-girlfriends since everyone hangs out in the same places.  That's always a surprise. ;-)

Enjoy Your Hong Kong Dating Life!

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In any case HongKong is a great place to hang out and date. 

If you're one of the lucky expats to get a nice package and live in Central then you're in good shape. 

That was not the case for me but still I was able to enjoy my dating life in that city. 

In fact you can find out why I love Hong Kong and you will too here!

Want more help getting started? 

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Have fun dating in Asia! ;-)

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