"Women need to consider that the available men will be searching for younger, Asian women," says Molly, who's worked in Indonesia, Myanmar, and China.
"After 12 years of living in various parts of Asia, I've finally realized it's nothing personal, just the way it is." The Upside: Freedom, Growth and Cultural Accessibility While the challenges are real, signing a contract in Shanghai, Bangkok, or Jakarta need not sentence a singleton to years of bitterness and frustration.
"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.
Some of those that East Meets East have worked with include the Fung Brothers, David So, Linda Dong and Wong-Fu Production’s ISATV.
“Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the U.
When asked what factors women should consider before accepting an assignment in the Far East, even singles who have made a successful, long-term adjustment to the region don't sugarcoat.
On the contrary, rising to the challenges of a solo life abroad can be a tremendous confidence boost.
"The years I spent single in Asia and Africa were by far the most rewarding years of my life," says Nicki, who taught abroad solo for over a decade before meeting her fiancé in Jakarta.
S., which grew 56 percent from 2000 to 2013, and surpassed the 15 million mark in the United States.
Globally, 60 percent of the world population lives in Asia accounting for more than 4.4 billion people,” Tokioka added in a statement.