Dating In Taipei: #The Tattooed Consultant

On his bio, the Tattooed Consultant just had a number sequence. Like, just a line of numbers – so I knew he was a nerd. Great! I was intrigued by the lack of info on his bio – something unusual, because the lack of info combined with the edgy pictures seemed cool and intelligent to…

Dating In Taipei: The Boring Artist

The Boring Artist seemed super edgy; his Instagram was filled with modern artwork and his Tinder pictures were mysterious. He messaged that he’d love to have a conversation and invited me to his studio while he worked. Usually, I would never agree to go to a guy’s place before first confirming that I liked him, but I’m…

Dating In Taipei: #The Quantum Physicist

I knew Quantum Physicist was a nerd before I met him. He said in his bio that he was a ‘researcher’ and he had a really cool section about all his favourite keywords instead of listing interests. These included ‘Nietzsche’, ‘Tarantino’ and ‘Tesla’ – My inner nerd eagerly got super excited about upcoming nerdy conversations…!…

Dating In Taipei: #The Kinky Brown Girl Hater

His first tinder picture was a gym selfie. Why? Just why. But I had a sneaking intuition that Kinky Brown Girl Hater was much more than an iron pumper, as it said he was a ‘Founder and Managing director’ and his other pics showed him speaking to a TV camera in a suit and on…

Dating In Taipei: Mr Zero-To-One Hundred

Before this, I had never dated a Taiwanese guy. Or a Chinese guy, or a Japanese guy. So I was a little nervous before going on a date with Mr Zero-To-One Hundred. Not because I’m racist… it just never happened. Being new to Taiwan and Taiwanese culture with a vocabulary is pathetically limited to ‘she she’…