Here's my first impressions of how easy it is to find a nice Thai girl through online dating. As a Western dude living in Thailand, I've done the hard assed work so you don't have to waste your time or money.Which Dating Site to Use?
There are a few Thai dating sites. Which site you use isn't that important - many ladies have profiles on several sites anyway.
Thai Love Links is the biggest and best known site aimed at Western dudes seeking Thai brides.
Thai Love Lines is another reasonably big site.
DateInAsia is worth a quick look but in 5 months of living in Asia I've NEVER met a single girl from this site. All in all a big waste of your time, even if it is free.
If you're more interested in the ladyboy scene, then head over to Ladyboy Kisses
. This site is full of really attractive lb's, and at least you don't have to piss around trying to figure out if you should be looking for transgender people in the men or the women section of the site!
If you're interested in Thai as well as Chinese or Filipino ladies, then sign up to a site that has ladies from more than one country. Blossoms
or Asian Dating are two of the best sites for pan-Asian dating.Online Dating is Hard Assed Work!
One problem with online dating is that it's really hard work to get dates sorted out.
Two weeks into my Thailand trip, and I'd met a grand total of 1 - yes 1! lady through Thai Love Links
. It wasn't through lack of trying as well - I pretty much spent 3-4 hours a day following up leads, showing interests, sending emails etc. etc.
Well that was a lot of work, and if you're just in Thailand for a couple of weeks and want a girlfriend for the time you're there then to be honest it's better just to find a bargirl. Just don't fall in love with her long time. Stickman Bangkok
is full of thousands of examples of guys who did just that, and it rarely works out for the best.Finding GOOD QUALITY Thai LadiesHow to find good quality Thai ladies on a dating site?
By good quality I mean marriage material.
Based on my own experiences of Asian dating sites and meeting good (and not so good) Asian ladies IRL, I'd say you need to avoid:
- Anyone below the age of 26.
- Anyone who has a tattoo.
- Anyone who smokes.
- Anyone who drinks.
- Anyone who divorces under the age of 30.
- Anyone who is self-employed or unemployed.
- Anyone without a photo in their profile.
- Anyone not actually living in Thailand.
- Anyone with "party girl" type photos in their profile. By this I mean holding a drink, wearing a sexy dress or being photographed in a party environment.
The good news is that there ARE good girls in Thailand. But they'll take a bit more finding than they will in a country such as China.
Good luck with your Thai dating experience! Post comments or questions below...