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Is Thailand still like this?

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Is Thailand still like this?

Postby pandabear » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:30 pm

This documentary is a bit dated

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP0O8TPAdhA[/youtube]


This documentary was filmed in 2000--almost 14 years ago. Things must have changed. But, in which direction?

What I'm wondering is: are there still a lot of lovely 19 year old girls hoping to find a foreign husband?

Ronnie Conrad would be about 70 by now, and is probably no longer in the business, if he is still alive.

I don't really buy the notion that we are "saints" compared to Thai men. I'm sure that there are plenty of decent Thai men. I suspect that most of the girls are motivated in large part by economic factors. Plus, we do have the fair skin, long noses and round eyes that a lot of Thais seek to emulate.

Are lovely 19 year old Thai girls still seeking foreign husbands? Or, are they now mainly older women, divorced women and single moms, who have no other choice?
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Re: Is Thailand still like this?

Postby anamericaninbangkok » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:51 pm

pandabear wrote:This documentary is a bit dated

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP0O8TPAdhA[/youtube]


This documentary was filmed in 2000--almost 14 years ago. Things must have changed. But, in which direction?

What I'm wondering is: are there still a lot of lovely 19 year old girls hoping to find a foreign husband?

Ronnie Conrad would be about 70 by now, and is probably no longer in the business, if he is still alive.

I don't really buy the notion that we are "saints" compared to Thai men. I'm sure that there are plenty of decent Thai men. I suspect that most of the girls are motivated in large part by economic factors. Plus, we do have the fair skin, long noses and round eyes that a lot of Thais seek to emulate.

Are lovely 19 year old Thai girls still seeking foreign husbands? Or, are they now mainly older women, divorced women and single moms, who have no other choice?


It's still the same. But understand that the lovely 19-year-olds are purely motivated by money. They don't care about our fair skin or long noses, they care about whether or not you can provide for them, period.

Believe me, do not get involved with a divorced woman or woman with kids if you don't have to do so. Why? The ball is in your court, if you're going to pay (financially supporting them 100%), why pay for one with kids? If you go to a go-go bar do you want a chick with three kids and stretch marks all over or do you want a tight and fit girl with a fantastic body?
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Postby pandabear » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:23 am

Definitely want tight, fit, and with the fantastic body. After she has given birth to 3-4 of my kids, then I would tolerate some stretch marks. I hope that Cialis is cheaper over there.

Oh, I don't have any illusions about a lovely 19-year-old having a mutually hormonal reaction with a 55 year old. It would be a quid pro quo arrangement. But, hopefully she would remain loyal, and not dump me as soon as she met someone better.
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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:28 am

That's the chance you take. There's always someone who looks a little better to them and who might have more money.
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Postby pandabear » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:33 am

I'm thinking that Filipinas might tend to take their marriage vows more seriously, given their Catholicism, and to be more loyal to their husbands. Not all of them, of course--there are never any guarantees in life.
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Postby MrPeabody » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:39 am

I googled their website and they are still around. It looks like a serious service.

http://www.thai-professional.com/welcome.htm
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Postby pandabear » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:02 pm

^Louis Theroux also featured Thai Professional Introductions in his 2000 documentary.

The one in the snippet in my original post, Anglo-Thai Introductions, doesn't show any signs of being around any more.
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Postby travelsouth » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:33 pm

I watched that a long time ago. That old guy is just full of crap. It is totally about the pocketbook. The Thai professional guy does indeed sound legit. Granted all these services aren't for the educated person that would post here. His service would be more for the individual that wants his hand held and doesn't know much about things outside the USA.
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Postby tre » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:11 pm

pandabear wrote:I'm thinking that Filipinas might tend to take their marriage vows more seriously, given their Catholicism, and to be more loyal to their husbands. Not all of them, of course--there are never any guarantees in life.


They are about as serious with their religion as Catholics in the USA are. Many go to church to gain forgiveness, go back out and sin only to return to the church for forgiveness...repeat. They can't legally get divorced there, but they CAN and DO in the USA. My girlfriend is from the Philippines and her sister (also from the Philippines) is a slut of sluts. She didn't become that way here in the USA, she was that way before she left. Many of her cousins (currently in the Philippines) are the same way. I don't think this is uncommon in the Philippines....or anywhere really. It all depends on how the girl was raised and I think that is consistent with many countries in Asia and throughout the world. I wouldn't say that Filipino Women have better character than Thai Women in general. That's comparing apples to oranges IMO. Thailand is much more advanced in tourism than the Philippines due to various reasons. Thai women in Thailand see more tourists and expats than Filipino women do in the Philippines. Thai women have had more bad experiences with tourists and expats. If you were to find a good Thai woman that maintained good character throughout all that BS, she would likely be stronger and more faithful than a women in another country who hasn't ever had to deal with that same BS. Again, a lot of it has to do with how the girl was raised. That goes for any country....
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Postby pandabear » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:30 am

Well, okay, I know of a few Filipinas who were sluts and who married Americans. But, most were excellent wives.

Reading Stephen Leather stuff has been a bit discouraging about Thai women. You come across more bitter complaining about Thai women than you do men bragging about how great their Thai wives are.
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Postby xiongmao » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:49 am

5 months of dating in Thailand and I'd say it's harder to find a younger wife here than it is in China. So I don't think there's any truth in this documentary.

Personally I think I'd do better dating at home in farangland than I am in Bangkok. Well I will put that theory to the test when I return home and wait for my new passport.

I have been seeing a rather hot lady of late (I'd rate her an 8)), but again, she isn't a Thai!
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Postby pandabear » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:07 pm

That's contrary to what I would have expected, well, based on my experiences of 30 years ago.

And, I've never, ever, heard anyone claim that he could do better in Farangland than in Thailand. That's definitely a new one on me.

I've also never heard anyone say that he could do better in China than in Thailand.

Either things have changed quite dramatically over the past 30 years, or you're pulling our legs.
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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:22 pm

xiongmao wrote:5 months of dating in Thailand and I'd say it's harder to find a younger wife here than it is in China. So I don't think there's any truth in this documentary.

Personally I think I'd do better dating at home in farangland than I am in Bangkok. Well I will put that theory to the test when I return home and wait for my new passport.

I have been seeing a rather hot lady of late (I'd rate her an 8)), but again, she isn't a Thai!


You don't think there's any truth to this documentary? GO TO ISSAN for a MONTH and interact with the locals. That's all it would take. But if you don't speak the language, of course you're going to think what you want to think.

I really, truly wish you would explain yourself to the others on this board as they need to know exactly how you operate. I've picked up younger Thai women from almost right when I arrived her and even now, if I wanted, at 51, I could land educated girls in their 20's. So I don't know what the f**k your problem is with Thai women other than you haven't got a clue.

PandaBear - Stephen Leather wrote on whores in Private Dancer. If you want a whore, then you're going to get the sort of problems men get when they have whores.

Like I said a few months ago...I have absolutely no f***ing sympathy for dumb asses who don't listen to the veterans and at the very least pull what is useful and ignore the rest. All Xiongmao has done since he arrived in Thailand is bitch and piss and moan about the quality of Thai women he's come across.

I'm here to tell you...put the time in and get to know the culture. If you live in Thailand, f**k internet dating services, they're completely unnecessary. Learn the basics of the language. Learn how the women operate. Listen to veterans. Otherwise, shut the f**k up and stop whining about the women here. Xiongmao all you have done is talk negatively about the quality of Thai women. I guaran-fucking-tee you that if you and I went out, I'd be the one pulling the better looking, more educated women while you sat and whined.

Xiongmao face it, you're lame and the problem is you, not the women. If you can't get laid here by a normal woman, look within thy self. You have your opinion as all of us do, but you irritate me with the absolute bullshit you spread on this board about Thailand. But then again, honestly, if you think Falcon's girls are hot, I feel sorry for you. Bottom of the barrel. Anyone who thinks they'll come to Thailand and simply because they're white (or Asian) and score hot, educated women, I got news for you...unless you look like Brad Pitt, it ain't gonna happen. You'll get whores and sluts. Learn the difference, take the time, relax, and let it happen instead of f***ing forcing it. Never, ever come to a country and make WOMEN your ONLY priority. That puts them on a pedestal and why the f**k are you going to do that?
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Postby zboy1 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:53 pm

anamericaninbangkok wrote:
Xiongmao face it, you're lame and the problem is you, not the women. If you can't get laid here by a normal woman, look within thy self. You have your opinion as all of us do, but you irritate me with the absolute bullshit you spread on this board about Thailand. But then again, honestly, if you think Falcon's girls are hot, I feel sorry for you. Bottom of the barrel. Anyone who thinks they'll come to Thailand and simply because they're white (or Asian) and score hot, educated women, I got news for you...unless you look like Brad Pitt, it ain't gonna happen. You'll get whores and sluts. Learn the difference, take the time, relax, and let it happen instead of f***ing forcing it. Never, ever come to a country and make WOMEN your ONLY priority. That puts them on a pedestal and why the f**k are you going to do that?


Anamericaninbangkok, please cool it with the name calling and attacking people! And, please...no more attacking the attractiveness of the girlfriends of the people on this board. You said it yourself, that you didn't like the arguing going on this forum, but you are contributing to that with your attitude. I hope you tone it down a little bit, even though I know that's your style.

I think you are an important part of the HappierAbroad community, so please, try to understand. I'm hoping everyone can get along better on this forum. We need to pull for each other...not tear each other down. And I know Xiongmao is full of contradictions sometimes...and even I call him on it, but there's no need to do it in a nasty way. Just present counterarguments to his posts like I do...

Anyway, the quote about: "Anyone who thinks they'll come to Thailand and simply because they're White (or Asian) and score hot, educated women, I got news for you...unless you look like Brad Pitt, it ain't gonna happen," is even true in China. In fact, I would say that the statement is true in just about any country to be honest.

I think females all over the world are becoming more picky and discerning about finding men, unfortunately. It isn't the same as it was, even 10 years ago...(I chose an unlucky time to be traveling the world, hahaha...)

I talk with some veteran travelers and expats with 30 or sometimes even 40 years of experience, and some of the stories they tell me....man, I wish I had traveled back when I much younger than I am now...
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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:11 pm

His information is SHIT and is detrimental to real men who want the truth.

Also, if you see what I wrote you'll also see that I wrote take your time, learn the language, relax, let it happen naturally, and get to know the women. Don't do this and if you're a dork or don't have much luck, you're reduced to the scraps.

I won't call him names again but I refuse to say nothing about his idiotic comments. What I want to get across to others is that if you take time to get to know Thai women and know the culture, you have a good chance of landing a cute, sexy, or beautiful woman. If you don't, in most cases you're gonna get whores or the bottom dwellers. It isn't easy to find a hot looking woman here but you might need to weed thru the vultures before you find one that is what you want. In Thailand, patience is definitely a virtue. This guy hasn't found a girlfriend in five months and and he's in utter disbelief.

If you don't plan on staying here long, bang the whores when you need to and if you get lucky, great.
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