Right, now let's get onto those essential, top tips. Engage with the person you're interested in over a good month or two before arranging a meet. This gives you time to be confident that they are who they say they are. Never send money to someone you have never met, no matter the excuse they give. There are scammers in every country, and Thailand is no exception. How to Avoid Bargirls on Thai Dating Sites Like any other single woman, many bar girls — both those having sex for money and those solely working in the entertainment industry as a dancer or hostess — are looking for a partner.
Be aware that many of these girls are serial daters, and probably have a man in every port, so to speak. Such women are also likely to have children from previous relationships. Start off on the right foot and seek a woman that shares your interests, values and intentions. Though you could check out the last recommendation in my list below.
That said, these experiences will vary by site, as you can find out in the reviews below. Operated by Cupidmedia, a company that owns many other dating sites in a broad range of ethnic niches, TC is probably the most well known dating site for foreign men seeking Thai women. If you want a broad selection of genuine women with a decent job, years old, this site is a good place to begin.
On my most recent sign-in I found 2, people online, and over 1, active profiles for the aforementioned age group. Like all dating sites, functionality is restricted to the membership you have. Thai Cupid is free to join, but with free you can only send 1 message every 15 minutes and you won't be able to message all members some have restricted profiles that only paid members can view. This is a tad frustrating because you have to wait for the response too. But hey, it's free! Send a message, make a cup of tea..
Free membership won't get you video chat either, which is a great feature to use once you've established a connection with someone.
The better your membership level also determines how far up in the search results your profile will appear; so bear in mind that those extra few dollars can make a big difference to your success.
This translates messages for both parties, preventing cross wires and assisting in breaking down the language barrier. For an extra few dollars I'd say it's worth it to be able to communicate face-to-face with a potential dream date!
Click on the image above to visit the ThaiCupid website. The site is popular because it caters for a slightly different crowd to ThaiCupid. I always think approaching dating too seriously can land you in as much hot water as going in too loosely, so to speak.
Searching around I got the distinct feeling a few of the profiles I saw were women playing away from home, which may well appeal to some. One potential downside, depending on your preference, is the prevalence of ladyboys using the site. It's a very active community and lots of fun. ThaiFriendly is free to register and there's no obligation for a paid membership. You can begin sending messages straight away, but bear in mind that to begin chatting on instant messenger and have live chats you'll need to upgrade.
The pricing structure hasn't changed much in the last 5 years. If you are seeking to start a long-distance relationship, you might also do well to consider Asian Dating because you are location-independent, so to speak — you might meet an Asian lady in your home country, or a country other than Thailand.
By nature, this makes AsianDating a place with a diverse membership and some fantastic single women to chat with. The membership pricing and functions unlocked by upgrading from free to a paid plan is essentially the same as ThaiCupid but a bit cheaper.