"You'll be surprised by the number of women," I was told by an expat who coordinates a quarterly ladies luncheon in Dalian.
I was. Sixty ladies attended.
There was a handful of Europeans, many of which I knew. There was also a large number of Japanese, Koreans and Chinese ladies, all who all hung out with each other. There were 5 Americans, 4 of which were from Portland, Oregon (no kidding), 1 of which has a 14 month-old-son. I gave her my number - and thought - "please be normal so we can be friends."