Ouch alright... thats it, no more bars for me..... thanks for the hot tip
The hiking is excellent. (The views are not - the best weather for hiking is winter when the pollution reduces viability to about 100m!).
There are trails for all standards, a number of groups run hikes at the weekend so you can hike and socialise (google "hong kong meetup hiking"; "hong kong saturday hikers"; "hong kong trampers").
In my bewildering experience of HK love, friendship, dating and sex, I would recommend you just say a prayer and wait for something entirely unexpected and amazing to happen.
Sure that's the same the world over, but there's something about Hong Kong which seems to increase the chances of random good stuff occurring...
OK enough impractical advice from me. Go and join the hiking club. But don't be surprised if you end up marrying the handsome expat you met at the ATM outside the hiking boot shop :-)
What a lot of bullshit on this thread for a lot of people who have no idea.
It all depend on your character and yes you can meet decent people in bar of course if you go to bar full of investment wanker and "model" that not gonna happen.
Well, here's the opinion from an honest man in your age range. If you haven't connected in Sydney, I'd say your chances would be lower in Hong Kong. Crudely, you could say most men don't come to Asia to eat McDonalds...
The reality of HK and Asia is that there are mountains of opportunities for middle aged men(and over) to meet women that are much younger and not only because they are maids or after money or passport. In HK for example, there are many HK ladies in their thirties that are intelligent, have great careers, money etc... and they haven't found a mate often because of those things.
One that comes to my mind was an attractive police superintendent in her thirties who ended up marrying a fifty year old expat with a heart of gold but that can't be described as a Richard Gere type by any stretch. This man would have had little hope of meeting a mate in his country and certainly not one like her.
Many western women that are a little past their prime or of the plain jane type sometimes find it hard to compete and end up going back home to find love.
And from locker room conversations that women are rarely meant to hear, fidelity is not an easy value to maintain as temptations are everywhere.
That being said, I know several ladies that have met the man of their dreams in HK...
From a western female perspective I'd second exactly what gilleshk just said.
It happens, and friend's have done it, but I'd say you have a smaller circle to pick from.
Certainly not a reason not to come here though.
OK Gilly here is the low-down --it all boils down to supply and demand like everything else
& so for every guy in HK and China there are at least dozens of very attractive and available local women for the choosing
HK and China is basically guy-heaven (i went to heaven 15 years ago so i know what i am on about)except if you are absolute rubbish.
so your chance of snaring any half way decent expat is nil.And even if you do he will have his local bit on the side for sure(probably not one either.
Bit i have some practical advice -try China if you would like to find a husband-there are loads of good looking guys in the major cities with that go for western ladies because they think they are exotic-
and the bonus is that the mainland guys are supposed to be pretty good in the sack &better than Gwailo's which my mainland girlfriend never fails to remind me(i am a Gwailo by the way-lol)
anyway whatever hope you find Mr Right (or a Mr Wong)
Oh and another bit of advice is that local chinese guys tend to think that western girls tend to be party animals and a bit 'easy' compared to the local chinese girls.
Theres even local forums where guys take random pics using camera phones etc of western girls in low cut tops etc and make comments.
So just be careful out there.