Thanks for your insight – it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has felt a little cut off! The part that surprised me the most was that e-mail you wrote about getting a coffee.
First, amazing you could write that….i still couldn’t do so in Korean haha. I also have had trouble making any korean friends, but at the same time I understand because we really don’t have too much in common.
I hear stereotypes from all sides about why Thai women like a Western man and not Thai men, why Western men like Thai women instead of Western women, and vice versa.
It ultimately just comes down to person-to-person, but there’s also some truth to the stereotypes…everyone’s ideas seem to be contradicting each other which makes it confusing though.
But that was always the most insightful (and frustrating.fun! Reply Ha – if I was a ‘Wild Western Woman’ I feel like I should be wearing cowboy boots and some leather fringe right now…
I wrote it in Thai then again in English saying that I hoped I had said everything correctly the first time. Whereas in the Western male/Thai female relationships it’s often assumed that the man has more money and is the care taker, maybe it’s more confused with Western female/Thai male. If you enjoyed reading and don’t want to miss a post, please subscribe to my RSS feed Reply I’ve not been to Thailand yet (it’s still on my bucket list) but I love your insight on the whole dating a Thai thing. Regardless, there are still way, way more white men with Thai women.
The guys who work in the bars and the tattoo shops and as musicians, depending on where they’re located, have more interaction with Westerners in general (I hate that label, like we’re an entirely different type of people) and have better English skills. It looks like being a ‘white’ women in this country is not an easy thing! I’ve been in thailand since may 2011 (exactly as long as you have) and know personally eight white women (and one guy) of my age or close to my age some of whom are dating most of whom are married to thai men. Like, I said though, I also still haven’t manage to make any good friends who are Thai, so maybe my social life here as been more limited than I think? Reply I always joked that ‘the good Thai boys are only interested in dating the good Thai girls’ – there is such a strong stigma about dating a Wild Western Woman that most guys seemed to shy away from the idea.
I kind of think that western women are used to chivalry and being shown a lot of affection, which can make them uncomfortable. ” I think it’s far more likely that it’s just that those are the kind of guys you are attracted to.
To put it mildly, most Thai guys are far more towards the “metro” side than guys you would be used to back home.
Seeing Who Likes You – Most dating websites solely show you the people with whom you match, however there may be a whole lot of people that like you with whom you do not.