Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world today, people from all over the globe come to Thailand to experience the culture, bath in the sun on the exotic beaches, eat the spicy Thai cuisine, and enjoy the nightlife. The truth is, the overwhelming majority of tourists travelling to Thailand are single men, with the intention of meeting Thai women, many of whom are hoping to have a relationship with a Thai girl. Most of these men will have an idea what they are looking for, and often it will be based on the stereotypes that are supported by the western media, as opposed to first-hand information or their own experiences.
There are a lot of myths floating around about Thai women, many of which are absolutely incorrect. The typical idea that westerners have about Thai women is that they are subservient, always waiting on their man, they are quiet and never complain. Many people think that as long as you have a little money, you can have any Thai woman that you want. None of this is even close to factual, Thai women are no less independent that western women and most will not accept a role of total subservience to their man, especially those that choose to date foreigners. Contrary to popular belief, Thai women will not sleep with any man who has a few dollars in his pocket, even the prostitutes have standards, and in most cases, the punters are more desperate than the girls, due to the law of supply and demand.
You will come across older men with beautiful young girls, and clearly this will be related to money, however, if you are a fat slob with a dirty t-shirt, most of the girls will pay no attention to you (trust me, I know from experience). More often than not, the punters and the women are evenly matched, the more class and style the man has, the better woman he will end up with. This is true within all levels of society, whether you are talking about bar girls, university students, or businesswomen.
The reality is that a relationship with a Thai woman can be very rewarding if you put a little effort into it and offer something in return. The idea that you can get hitched with a Thai girl, and she will wait on you hand and foot and love you to death even though you treat her like garbage and your personal hygiene is dreadful, is simply false. In my experience being happily married to a Thai partner for over a decade, it is a lot easier to please Thai women than it is to please western women; however, it is equally important to put forth a certain amount of effort.
Thai women also have their little quirks, and there are challenges that you wouldn’t normally deal with when dating western women. I personally think the risk is worth the reward but let us look at it objectively. I have compiled a list below of some pros and cons of dating Thai women as opposed to western women.