But you need to be aware that dating girls from traditional countries like Vietnam will be far different from the west. And if you never lived in Vietnam or dated a Vietnamese girl before, this will be very difficult waters to navigate.
Sadly, many relationships have ended due to trivial cultural misunderstandings. Misunderstandings that could have been solved with the right information or guidance. I have lived in Vietnam for many years and I have lots of experience how the local dating culture works. Furthermore I have had a successful relationship with a Vietnamese girl for over 1,5 years now. Consequently I have decided to share my knowledge and experience about dating in Vietnam.
Welcome to the ultimate guide for dating a Vietnamese girl! But how should you proceed next? The first question will likely be about the dating venue. I recommend to just invite her for a coffee. Never invite her for a drink on the first date because that will be awkward for most girls.
So if the question comes up, just order her an Uber or Grab. If she insists on getting her own taxi and you pay her back later, politely say no. Most Vietnamese girls speak limited English, and during the date there could be many language issues. One solution is to use a translation application, for example the popular Google Translate.
But you should still have control over the venue location. If she really likes you, she should be interested in you, and not the type of venue you take her to. If she asks to be taken to expensive restaurants or bars, politely say no and suggest something else instead.
Also keep in mind that Vietnam is a patriarchal society. Your Vietnamese girlfriend will expect you to to take a leadership role and make most of the final decisions. If you are indecisive or show weakness, she may lose respect for you, resulting in a disastrous relationship. Listen to her needs, make your decisions and follow through! Finally, most Vietnamese girls are not comfortable with showing affections or feelings in public, for example kissing and hugging. She may even turn her head away if you try to kiss her outside.
Therefore public affections will likely be limited to hand holding, especially in the beginning of the relationship. Meeting Her Family If her family invites you over for dinner at their house, it means that you guys are having a pretty serious relationship. Also, during the meal, feel free to serve food to other people. This shows you are caring and the Vietnamese really appreciate this.
Also, when you greet a senior family member, you should bow. To bow is one of the first things Vietnamese parents teach their children! Likely the handshake will be met with giggles by other family members. Usually it stops at that. If the topic of money comes up, walk away immediately. It can be questions about your salary, hinting that she needs money for studies, a new dress or have sick relatives that need expensive surgeries.
However, if you only looking for a short term fling go for it! Be very careful if she has a tense relationship with her parents. Other warnings signs are excessive alcohol consumption, spending too much time on social media, and excessive jealousy.
The most convenient way to meet Vietnamese girls is using an online dating service. You can sit in the comfort of your own home and talk to hundreds of beautiful girls. But a word of caution. The major difference compared to Tinder is that Vietnam Cupid has far more traditional, normal girls who are genuinely serious with finding a relationship. In particular with a western guy!
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