Wednesday, August 3, 2011
LE or match making?
Language Exchange or Match Making? I think it's obvious with this one. My school has a tack board for student ads. Mainly for renting apartments, language exchanges, local events and restaurants. I mostly find language exchange ads though. Now I've been told that Taiwanese women are very interested in foreign men because in the Taiwanese social ladder, it's a big step up. Financially and as future potential for dual citizenship. So it's obvious that locals would take advantage of language exchange as the perfect opportunity to meet foreigners. Originally I didn't believe it. Then it started to become logical and I figured, sure, i'm sure that happens once in a while. Then I see more and more LE ads from Taiwanese women seeking language exchange "partners". There are a few male requesters too. But I've seen the same 3 men's ads on the board on a weekly bases for the past 4 semesters. I guess there just aren't very many foreign females looking for a male LE (a reversal of interest). Anyhow, i'm starting to notice more and more obvious ads on the board. So maybe only a few are actually looking for a LE, most are looking for a foreign boyfriend. And not only more and more ridiculously obvious, but more and more funny. See this ad as an example. What do you think? Am I misinterpreting it?