Hong Kong girls – what are they really like?
Quite simply, Hong Kong girls are generally speaking a conundrum, a contradiction.
By and large, they are smart, savvy, business minded, loyal and determined; yet, conversely, many Hong Kong girls are also insecure, possessive and, relatively, how can I say…, childish.
“Oh, dear”, I hear you say, “I don’t like the sound of the last few descriptive words.” But read on and let me explain…
Of course, given that there are around three million females in Hong Kong, this opening statement cannot apply to all Hong Kong girls and, clearly, each one is an individual with her own ideas, plans and aspirations.
To be fair, as with people all over the world, the characters of people are shaped by their environment, and Hong Kong girls are no different. The high pressure of living in Hong Kong with its densely packed residential areas and the overbearing need to get a good education, make money, get rich and be seen to be successful all go a long way to moulding the characters of Hong Kong girls—and many foreign men find this unique combination of Asian femininity with the hard-nosed business acumen that Hong Kong girls have, to be an irresistible combination!
Main types of Hong Kong girls
The following is a generalisation of the types of Hong Kong girls you may come across if you spend some time in the city. The key thing to remember though, is that all Hong Kong girls are women… in case it had escaped your notice… and they are allowed to change their mind, be difficult, irrational and so on : )
The stereotypical local: indigenous Hong Kong girls are generally thought of as being studious, conservative, family-centric and loyal. Many of these types of Hong Kong girls live their own lives, having little contact with foreigners, especially foreign men, unless of course they work for, say, an international company or interact with overseas companies in the course of business or frequent places where men from overseas congregate
The ABC, CBC or OBC: these Hong Kong girls are either returnees to Hong Kong, having been born in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK or elsewhere where there are sizeable Chinese populations or women who have, maybe, studied overseas and subsequently worked in, say, New York or London. Whilst still ethnically Chinese, these Hong Kong girls have a quite a different outlook on life and what they want from it
The Mainland lady: probably fairly recent immigrants from the Mainland, these type of Hong Kong girls are in the city permanently or on secondment for a fixed period of time. This typically, aggressive “go-getter” type of Hong Kong girls also have the characteristics of indigenous Hong Kong women but, often, still retain certain behavioural traits of having been brought up and lived on the Mainland
Other types: other types of Hong Kong girls include Caucasians who have been born in the city and lived there all their lives; expat women who have made the city their home, plus large numbers of Filipina and Indonesian workers
Where are the best places to meet Hong Kong girls?
Leaving aside bars, clubs or restaurants which, in reality, are not the best places to meet Hong Kong girls for long term relationships, try some of these ideas instead:
Educational centres : most Hong Kong girls wish to better themselves educationally, for their hobby or interest or career advancement. Joining a course or class, will certainly get you into the company of upwardly mobile Hong Kong girls all wanting to make progress with their lives—and perhaps looking for someone to share their interests with
Shows or other performances: Hong Kong girls women love entertainment, whether it be a cultural performance, the cinema, or a ballet or dance show. Both in the pre-show assembly area or during a break in the performance are ideal opportunities to strike up a conversation with a Hong Kong girl; if you are lucky, you might even be sitting next to one!
Sports groups or hiking groups: many Hong Kong girls like sports; perhaps playing badminton or volleyball—even going hiking in the hills/mountains as a break from the rigours of the working week. It’s a day off out in the fresh air, and most Hong Kong girls are more relaxed and happy to talk to new found friends; a positive start as you’ve already found a common interest!
Hong Kong girls: what impresses them?
Your career: the number one requirement for any Hong Kong girl is the ability for her potential partner to be able to “take care” of her. She’ll quiz you about your career, your goals and your prospects: ie your ability to earn money. Whilst not everyone can be in one of the professions preferred by Hong Kong girls such as in law or finance, a doctor or a dentist, it’s important to convince her that you have a viable career and the ability to continue to earn money
Present well: first impressions count for a lot and you will be judged by any Hong Kong girl on how you look. It’s best to dress to impress, with a good choice of neat, smart clothes; in formal settings, a quality suit and tie whilst casual means a collared shirt with smart trousers
Pay close attention to her interests and background: Hong Kong girls are proud and often self-centred and it’s wise to show genuine interest in her interests, whether these be her family, her studies and in her culture and heritage. She may be flattered in your genuine interest in her life and background.
Treat her as your equal: Given the, typically, patriarchal societies in most of Asia, many Hong Kong girls still have a traditional view of the female role in society. It’s best to let her know that you see your relationship as a partnership, a matching of equals; encourage her to be confident, to be comfortable to speak up about matters that concern her—not to suppress her emotions or brood on issues which bother her
Are you the man for a Hong Kong girl?
Apart from some of the points mentioned above in terms of impressing a Hong Kong girl, a couple of key tips to help you decide if you are the man for such a woman
Find a balance: Hong Kong girls are really no different from other women the world over who like a man to be manly—someone who, if the need arises, can protect them, take care of them. Yet most Hong Kong girls are serious romantics, with a penchant for romantic movies and, particularly, TV shows and series with stylised, stereotyped heroes and heroines.
You will need to demonstrate to any Hong Kong girl that you have the right balance between being overtly manly, yet showing your more tender, caring side; a few choice complimentary words, some caring comments will help evolve your relationship into one of more substance.
Accept her relative immaturity and childish traits: maybe it’s the pressure of having to work hard from childhood; the pressure to get into the right kindergarten, to perform well at school at all times with little time to play, but Hong Kong girls are, typically, they are some 5-6 years less mature than their western counterparts.
No matter where you look you will see Hong Kong girls playing games on their I-phones or computers, forever sending Line stickers, or drooling over cute teddy bears or other soft toys. Accept it and indulge her as, hopefully, one day she will grow out of it!
All in all, Hong Kong girls are great companions and partners and the city leaves an indelible mark on anyone lucky enough to have lived there. All you need to do is find the right type of Hong Kong girl for you!