Hi, so not sure whether I'll get any replies but I need to put this out there to the expat community!
I'm 26, female, single, from London and am considering moving back to HK.
I moved to HK mid-2015 with a view to stay for at least 2 years. I was classic expat - living on Robinson Rd, working in Central and loving it. But my company shut down operations and I decided to come back to London in Spring this year. Fast forward to now, and I may be offered a job again in HK. The job is amazing, firm is amazing, but I am SO worried about coming back to the hedonistic world that is the HK expat community...
I think HK is an easy place to be independent. But its also an extremely lonely place too. And you fill the lonely hours with drinking with people you barely know in Soho. Making friends is easy enough, but people come and go so often that you cant get too attached, even when you really want to.
If you have a significant other, then at least you are not alone. But I am single! My big fear is that now I'm edging towards my late-20s, I want to think more about the future - marriage/kids etc. BUT, HK is so not the place to maintain a relationship, let alone start one from scratch! I think single guys in their 20s/30s have a lot of fun, but for women its a different story. (In fact, most of my single female expat friends I made during my time in HK are starting to leave too.)
Anyone out there have thoughts on these - the friend situation or the dilemma of being single?