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Is Thailand still like this?

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Postby In2dadark » November 28th, 2013, 4:20 am

Interesting. Must be a personal preference. So far just video chat. Have not been to either country & don't want or need to go to both. I prefer filipinas hands down. I'll just be polite and leave it a 'hands down'.
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Postby pandabear » November 28th, 2013, 2:55 pm

In terms of finding a good wife--it would be very hard to visit the Philippines and not end up married. It is like a supermarket, as far as that is concerned.

In terms of fun things to do, fascinating things to see, good food to eat, and fun overall: Thailand wins. Also, I've generally felt safer in Thailand than in the Philippines. The Philippines has a lot more poverty than Thailand.

As for the women: I think that one could be very happy with either. If church is important to you: the Philippines has plenty of church-goers.

In either country, you'll be marrying her family.
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Postby NorthAmericanguy » February 3rd, 2014, 11:17 pm

anamericaninbangkok wrote: Looking online for love, at least here in Thailand, is unnecessary and is asking for trouble.


Looking for love in any way, shape, or form, is asking for trouble.

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.â€￾

~C.S. Lewis~
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Re: Is Thailand still like this?

Postby NorthAmericanguy » February 3rd, 2014, 11:42 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?


Ronnie Conrad is a smooth muthaf***a! LOL!! I was reading around, and some people said Ronnie is out of the business and he has been spotted in Pattaya/Phuket.

That said, it's hard to believe that this video is 14 years old. Usually with American documentaries I can just look at the people, the buildings, and the clothing style, and I can accurately date the video, but in Thailand it's hard to date anything.

Anyhow, I really felt bad for the bloke Lake Palmer. He's a really nice guy and people just take advantage of him left and right. He's been though 2 divorces, then when he gets to Thailand to look for a 3rd wife, he goes though an agency that charges him 2k to hook him up with an old woman who just took his money and left him for another Englishman who had more money. Lake Palmer said he sunk 10 grand on the B*** in the video. Now days I hear he batting cancer and he's hard up for cash.

Lastly, this video here I found with Lake Palmer in it. I feel sorry for the dude. He's just looking for love and the c**ts in the audience won't even give him a break!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFyZE5dvHsw[/youtube]
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Postby NorthAmericanguy » February 3rd, 2014, 11:52 pm

pandabear wrote:If this is true, then that would be another big change for Thailand:

http://top-10-list.org/2012/04/09/top-1 ... ful-wives/

"59% of women living in Thailand admitted to cheating on their husbands. The rules seem more relaxed in Thailand than they are in the West. Many husbands even allow their wives to commit adultery."

Back in the day, it would have been unthinkable for a decent Thai woman to commit adultery, whilst her husband might have a mia noi or three, in addition to visiting the brothels regularly.


And not only that, but I have read that from the guys who have contracted HIV in Thailand they caught it from their Thai wife. Many decent Thai women contract HIV from their side Thai lovers/former husbands who sleep around with the ladyboys unprotected.
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Postby NorthAmericanguy » February 3rd, 2014, 11:56 pm

momopi wrote:
pandabear wrote: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.



I just returned from Bangkok and can confirm that Cialis and various other ED meds are avail from street venders. We stayed by Sukhumvit Soi 8 (near Nana station) and you can find street peddlers selling everything from viagra to dildos and over-priced fake Samsonite luggages. Quality of said ED pills is, of course, questionable and may contain anything from sawdust fillers to who knows what.

Next time, when I take my 6 year old god-daughter for a walk in Thailand, I'll need to make sure the local business don't have names like "Dr BJ's Nuru Massage" with a dozen scantly clad women sitting in the front. ;p


Ha ha, Nana Plaza was my station!! Every time I got off that station I kept hearing a buzzing/zapping sound and realized on the street they were selling tasers. That said, I would never buy any ED meds from a street vender. If I had that problem I would just go to the hospital or hit up a REAL pharmacy.
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Postby Yohan » October 22nd, 2016, 3:02 pm

nezel wrote:.....you have no right to judge Filipinas in such a negative way. Maybe you never met the right girl. I am a 26 year old Filipina and disagree with what you say about my country.


To be honest, many Filipinos, who have never seen anything else but Philippines are highly critical about their own country.

They consider Philippines as controlled by a few super-rich family clans, which are also responsible for high land prices and poor housings for ordinary people.

All Filipinos I know here in Tokyo and in Cebu, where my Filipina foster daughter is living agree, that Philippines is full with gangsters of any kind, criminality and corruption is rampant everywhere.

You are making generalizations about how fattening and bad the food is


Filipinos in general agree that food is often cheap and of poor quality. They all also complain about the medical situation - 'pay cash or die early'.

Of course if you really have money, all is available, also excellent food. However how many children are living only of dry cheap fish, some rice, even have problems to get clean drinking water, and not to talk about the hygienic situation like toilets, access to showers etc.

All of these Filipinos I know personally accept the reality, that Philippines is remarkably poor with about 2 million street children and many children suffering of malnutrition, even if parents want to care about them.

And about Filipinas we don't like foreigners who can't appreciate us


Most Filipino people are very thankful if foreigners help out.

About Filipina girls, they are all different from each other. Some have a good life within a nice family, others are mistreated. Some of them turn out to be good and honest, others become truly garbage girls.

I visit Cebu frequently. My foster daughter, who was a former rural feral child is OK, now 21, despite her former severe mistreatment as a child. Also OK are the other women around her - her sister is a good person, her niece too, the lady who took care of them is a good person, her daughter and son too, however one other girl with them developed totally to the wrong direction and we do not know why.

She came from a broken poor family, but was not treated that bad. She was always looking around with 'no smile', unfriendly to others, lazy and unwilling to learn or work, and finally only 19 years old she married a wanted foreign gangster from Europe, 68 years old - the caretaker asked her to pack her things and to move out - what she did. She never came back.

Openly said, to meet 'the right girl' in Philippines is not easy. Same as anywhere else in this world.
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Re: Is Thailand still like this?

Postby drronnie » November 1st, 2016, 9:38 am

Question to Americanin Bangkok. What do you do when your only option is to talk to Thai women over Online Dating. i do speak Thai fluently but somehow too socially awkward.
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Re: Is Thailand still like this?

Postby Falcon » June 11th, 2017, 7:31 am

No, it's not like this anymore. That's the Philippines and Cambodia. Thai and Asian men now get the top picks when it comes to Thai women.

In Thailand, most older men settle down with women in their 30's, more than half of whom already have children from past relationships. The average age gap is around 20. Typical white man - Thai woman couple I see in Chiang Mai:
- Divorced white man in his 50's-70's
- Divorced Thai woman in her 30's or sometimes even 40's

I see these general patterns (observed from among dozens of couples generally seen at department stores in Chiang Mai).
- Thai woman in her 20's : usually with white man in his 40's
- Thai woman in her 30's : usually with white man in his 50's-60's
- Thai woman in her 40's : usually with white man in his 60's-80's

The pattern here isn't exactly half your age plus seven, but it's not really that far off from it.

Many have presumably met each other via the Internet, and the women often (but not always) do not look like bar girls. They will be speaking to each other in English rather than Thai. The man is almost always on the less attractive and more obese side. The woman often looks sly and cunning rather than innocent-looking, and reminds me of a witch on a broomstick from a child's picture book.
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