Interesting thread...now I have a question...as a 31-year-old female (HK-born, US raised), am I too old to be moving to HK? I feel like I'd be too old for the LKF clubbin scene, so where and how would I make friends and potential boyfriends? Also seems like it's hard for girls in HK to even get a bf, due to the guy-girl ratio etc. So would a 31 y/o female move to HK and end up having no life?
LKF clubbing scene, Plenty of 30 somethings out there both male and female so you have no issues with that, Any of the social events here would be a good way to make friends and maybe meet a potential bf.
Life is what you make of it, If you put all the hrs under the sun into your work then no you won't but if you do the typical HK thing of work hard and party hard you'll be just fine.
Plenty of expats met their other half in our hiking club! Don't just need LKF!
2. There are plenty of ways. Beyond the bar front try joining a sports team, a chamber of commerce, or the events that pop up from time to time on geoexpat. Unlike London, people here are happy to chat with strangers.
3. If you do the above, you'll meet plenty of expat girls. I myself have been going out with an American for a few months now.
4. Perhaps, however one benefit I have found that when I am in the UK I tend to see some friends more often compared to when I was in London.
The real question would be, what is there is HK that you want? There is some good hedge fund work here (your name gives a hint as to your profession) - not sure whether you are doing tax or accounting but there are opportunities. The question is, are the opportunities here better for you. If you are currently in NY, there is certainly more work for you there - but it may be that you are in a market that gives you better opportunities here.
Your personal "dating" question struck a chord with me because a conversation I just had with my wife about an Chinese-born but American-educated friend of ours (a successful professional) who just got divorced because her husband spent way too much time in LKF. She is now here with two kids. She has a good career here but may go back to the US because she prefers NY for raising the kids. The question then became whether HK or the US is a better place to be a Chinese American woman, dating-wise? Our conclusion was that the US was better, since there are a lot of guys there who are attracted to Asian women and a relative shortage of them in the marketplace. I saw a statistic yesterday that indicated that 40% of Asian American women marry Caucasian guys - a pretty high percentage. There aren't that many white guys in HK (although as a professional you may meet more than your share) so the issue for you may come down to whether you are OK with dating local guys (dating local men when one is from the US seems to be more difficult than it sounds). The bottom line is, I wouldn't advise a woman to move her if her priority is to get married/find a boyfriend, so it is a question of what your opporutnies and priorities are.
Definitely not too old. I'd say most of the expats I meet fall in the 28 - 35 catergory. Much younger than that and they generally don't have the experience to get a decent salary here.
And on the dating front you don't need to meet lots of guys, just the one!
I've been involved in several groups in 4 countries and I have to say that they are generally great - where you do meet like minded people (like the hiking group, tho you do get the ones who show up to strenous hikes all primped and groomed, not to mention inappropriately attired)...and then there are some groups which are basically meat-markets.