【Important】 What is the culture you should know if you want a Taiwanese girlfriend? A must see!


Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Kaohsiung!

Taiwan is famous for its many beautiful women.

It seems that the Dutch occupation and the traffic of people from neighboring countries have a lot to do with that!

If you want to get a girlfriend in Taiwan, here are some things you should know about the culture.

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  • Want to get a Taiwanese girlfriend
  • Want to understand the culture of Taiwan
  • Want to know about Taiwanese culture so you don’t embarrass yourself in Taiwan

Contents of this article
  • What is the Prince and Princess Disease?
  • Taiwanese Women’s Views on Men
  • What should I not send to my Taiwanese girlfriend?
  • Is Smoking Unacceptable?
  • Extra: What not to send to a Taiwanese person?

I’ve been on a working holiday in Kaohsiung for a year since 2020. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll learn a lot about Taiwanese women and their culture!

You can read more about the advantages and disadvantages of living in Taiwan in the following article.


What is Prince and Princess Disease?


First of all, have you ever heard of the terms “prince and princess disease” or “lord and lady disease”?

These are Taiwanese words that describe a self-conscious personality, and they are said to be present in 20% of the population.

What they have in common is that they are self-centered.

I don’t know, because I have never met such a person, but it is said to be a common tendency among some Taiwanese women.

As for how to tell the difference, be careful of those who have a strange sense of money and those who lose their temper without paying attention to their surroundings.

Taiwanese Women’s Views on Men

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It is said that Taiwanese men are unusually kind to their girlfriends.

As a result, Taiwanese women are accustomed to such men and may demand more hospitality than you can imagine.

It is also true that compared to Japanese women, Taiwanese women tend to be more feisty.

Of course, it varies from person to person.

So it is better to know how to behave and care for women at least.

What should I not send to my Taiwanese girlfriend?


Did you know that there are certain things that you should not send as gifts in Taiwan?

If you don’t know and send them, the worst that can happen is that you might break up, so make sure you know!

1 Umbrella

Umbrellas are pronounced “san” in Chinese, which is similar to the Chinese word for scattering, “san”.

Therefore, don’t send it on the grounds that it reminds you of a bad word.

2 Ornamental watches

Watches are fine to give as gifts, but they are taboo because there is a word associated with the pronunciation of “watch.

In Chinese, the word for watch is pronounced “shi-zhong.

Also, sending a watch is called “songzhong,” and this pronunciation is similar to “songzhong,”

which means “end of life,” so it should not be sent.

3 Mirror

If you send a mirror to a person, it implies that the person’s appearance is bad.

Therefore, do not send it to the other person.

4 Shoes

The word “shoes” evokes the idea of walking away.

For this reason, do not send shoes, as it would imply that you should leave me.

Are smokers unacceptable?


It is said that the number of smokers in Taiwan tends to be lower than in Japan.

The reason for this is that in 2004, the smoking rate in Taiwan was 24%, and in 2016, it was 15%.

Therefore, men who smoke may not be accepted.

Many Taiwanese do not drink or smoke much, and many of them lead a healthy lifestyle.

And a high percentage of them go to the gym, regardless of their age.

So, if you want a Taiwanese girlfriend, you might as well put your health first!

Extra tip: What not to send to a Taiwanese person?


In general, there are some things that you should not send to Taiwanese people, so I will introduce them here.

1 Handkerchiefs

In Taiwanese culture, handkerchiefs are often sent as gifts in return for funerals.

For this reason, handkerchiefs are not suitable as gifts, as they are associated with sadness.

Please be careful.

2 Black or white objects

Things in these shades are associated with death and should not be sent to the recipient.

They are not appropriate for gifts, so please be careful.

3 Candles

Candles should be avoided as they make people imagine things related to funerals and death.

Candle aromas are also perceived as related, so be careful.

4 Blades

If you send a knife, it will make the person imagine that you are cutting off the relationship.

In general, it is not appropriate to send a dangerous object to someone, so be careful.

5 Chrysanthemum flowers

The chrysanthemum flower, a flower used in funerals, is associated with death and should be avoided in gifts.

6 Wind chimes

Wind chimes are pronounced “fong-ling” in Chinese.

This pronunciation is similar to the separation “fenli,” which means to part, so it should be avoided in gifts.

7 Green Hats

One thing that should not be sent to men is a green hat.

The reason is that the meaning of wearing a green hat is Chinese and means the husband of a cuckolded wife.

It can be insulting, so women should definitely keep it in mind.


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If you want a Taiwanese girlfriend, this is a summary of the culture you should know!

Stay tuned for more information on Taiwan in the future.

Thank you for reading to the end!