Expect friends to cancel plans, often at the last minute, for family affairs – family always comes first, and this isn’t considered rude.
Just like the German sociologist Ulrich Beck said – we are living in a risk society.
East Asian and Western foreigners alike often report that they have an easier time building and maintaining local friendships than in other countries.
The local level of English is pretty good and there are clubs, organisations and events that allow you to meet more locals if you’re willing to try.
Of course, this is all really just anecdata, but there aren't a lot of foreign women in Taiwan (anyone know where I can go for info on that? I am a terrible researcher) - and while I am extroverted and sociable I'm not that active in the expat community, so if I can come up with a list like that, it has to count for something.
Taiwanese dating has always been popular amongst Westerners, as the appeal of exotic Taiwan women has always been irresistible.
Taiwanese women are marrying later and less often as their economic status advances, amid government concerns about a drop in the birth rate and its impact on productivity.