As an expat, moving to Asia and living an active social life can end up taking you far and wide. It is not just metaphoric horizons that broaden, but your physical horizons too –especially as many people living in a new land are keen to take full advantage of what is on their doorstep. And with flights in Asia often costing the same amount as jumping on a train for half an hour back in the UK, there is certainly no reason to sit still. From short breaks on idyllic islands through to cultural city breaks, a whole new world is opened up.

Getting into a dating groove for example, can be much easier when you are living in another country. Not only is there a renewed confidence in being away from home, where it may be easier to strike up a conversation with potential partners that share some common ground, but the use of dating apps no longer limits you to your location of residence. If you live in Hong Kong and regularly visit Singapore for example, you are just as likely to meet somebody through a dating app while visiting a new city – especially where you might have more time to kill. It can make for some exciting times…

One thing to consider when moving between countries however, is exchange rates. Dating, or any international expenses, can be an expensive business if you do not get it right – especially if you are being paid in another currency and using these wages to travel about.

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