After returning from Europe, I lived with a landlord in Hong Kong. Although Hong Kong strives on the edge in very possible direction, but deep down, it still governs by a set of Chinese tradition. For one, girl doesn’t move out (part of expensive housing market), she moves out only to her husband’s, a good girl that is. I didn’t pay much attention, but then realized guys started to flirt with me more often, which I didn’t take it as compliment at all.
One day I finally fed up and confessed it to a good friend, she looked at me with surprise.
“Didn’t I tell you not to say you’re living alone?”
Yes, love I heed your advice, I didn’t tell anyone that I’m living alone, which’s not ture. I live with a landlord.
“Are you dumb or what, living with a landlord IS living alone.”
Good girl doesn’t move out till she finds a husband.