Thailand is known as the home of the ladyboy. So what are your options if you want to date one of these beautiful exotic creatures
Basically you have two options:
1. Find a ladyboy in real life
2. Use online dating
Ladyboys aren't too hard to find in real life
. They're in most parts of Thailand like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket.
But two parts of the country that are especially good for meeting ladyboys are Bangkok and Pattaya.
If you want to go to Thailand for a relaxing beach holiday and also want some ladyboy action, then Pattaya is the place to go.
If city breaks are more your thing, then Bangkok is a better option.
In Bangkok there are three main adult entertainment areas. The best place for ladyboys is in and around Nana Plaza, Soi 4. This is also a great, central location for getting out and exploring the rest of the city. There's a BTS SkyTrain station at Nana.
A couple of guys check out the ladyboys hanging around outside Nana Plaza:
There are also loads of hotels in the area to suit all budgets. If you're booking a hotel then check it's girl friendly (i.e. they're OK with you bringing a girl or ladyboy back to your room). Most hotels in the area will be OK with this. They'll also help you by checking your ladyboy's ID.
Once in the area round Nana Plaza you'll find plenty of ladyboys in bars, and there are also one or two ladyboy only bars (which could save you the embarrassement of taking a ladyboy back to your room only to find out that she's a woman!)
Central Bangkok - clean, modern and a great place to look for tall and beautiful ladyboys:
If you're in Thailand for a vacation and only want to see what it's like to go with a ladyboy, then just finding ladyboys in bars or freelancers hanging around in the area is often the best way for instant gratification.
Just be sensible and take precautions. Most ladyboys in Thailand are quite tall and some are pretty muscular as well. Plus they've got plenty of testosterone. So don't piss them off
Online dating of ladyboys is possible, but it can be frustrating and time consuming.
On the upside, it's easier to meet the many ladyboys who have normal, everyday jobs and who don't work in the sex industry.
So let's check out three dating sites:
First up, Thai Love Links
is a very popular Thai dating site and should be your first port of call if you're interested in the Thai dating scene.
Like most other dating sites, Thai Love Links
only has male and female gender options. So this is kind of confusing if you want to search for ladyboys!
Anyway, it turns out that ladyboys are hidden among the male and female members on the site. I found plenty of ladyboys that had registered as men. The downside here is that you have to change your requirements so that you're interested in both men and women. This is nasty because then you get emails from gay guys - and 99% of ladyboy lovers are definitely not gay!
The good thing is that ladyboys who have registered as men are normally totally open about being ladyboys. A big clue is that they'll say they're a ladyboy in their profile!
As to other ladyboys on the site, yes they're certainly hidden in amongst the women. However, I've not found many who are open about being ladyboys.
The best thing to do here is to initiate contact with any women who look more masculine, then hope for the best.
With time you can spot the ladyboys. However, I have to say that on the streets of Bangkok there are some very convincing creatures indeed!
One big clue is that ladyboys tend to be taller than biological ladies. The average Thai ladyboy is around 5' 6". Although this doesn't help too much because Thai ladies can also be very tall.
You'll find that few ladyboys are 5' 1" or shorter though, so its safe to assume that these are most likely biological women.
Thai Love Links is a very good dating site, especially if you're interested in dating women as well. But there aren't huge numbers of ladyboys on there.
If you're just interested in ladyboys, then Ladyboy Kisses
is the #1 site for you. The Bangkok ladyboys on this site are pretty darned hot, and there's something for everyone. On the downside the site is a bit old and clunky. But membership quality is everything with a dating site, and Ladyboy Kisses
is worth a look but the site was new at the time of writing and there just weren't enough members to choose from.
is a very popular Asian dating site. The main draw here is that it's free. However, I've found DateInAsia
to be pretty disappointing of late. They seem to have had a purge of all the ladyboys who were on the site, and it's really only good for meeting Asian ladies.
isn't even that great for ladies - I've still NEVER met anyone through that site.
You'll also find plenty of ladyboys on Asian Love Connections
. However, they tend to be more from the Philippines than Thailand. If you've not yet booked your trip to Asia then it's worth thinking about visiting the Phillies - especially since you can now get a 6 month tourist visa rather than the 30 days you can normally only get for Thailand!
So that's your heads up on meeting Thai ladyboys. Good luck in Thailand