Moving to a new country with a new culture can be a difficult experience on its own, but how do expats who are looking for romance navigate the expat dating market?
Dating a local is undoubtedly a great way to improve your local language and broaden your social circle, not to mention tapping in to the local knowledge for those hidden gems such as a restaurants and bars that are often hidden to newbies.
Taking a language course is one of the best ways to meet new people and gain an invaluable skill, especially in non-English speaking countries.
According to our Expat Explorer 2012 survey, the Cayman Islands is the easiest place to make new friends with 73% of expats reporting it to be easy, this was followed by Bermuda with 68% finding it easy and Thailand with 64%. Those in Hong Kong, 60%, and Thailand, 53% have more active social lives than in their home countries.
And when it comes to finding love, half (49%) of expats in Germany, 48% in the UK and 43% of expats in the USA agree that they have found their life partner since relocating.
Do you have any tips for expat dating? Have you found local love? Leave us a comment in the box below.