It’s true what they say, sex in not free! And if you’re using online dating sites in Thailand that’s especially true. Yes there are free Thai dating sites but you get what you pay for or should I say don’t pay for. The biggest supposedly free dating site is Thai friendly but for the most members Thai Love Links is the clear winner.
Members: approx 373,000 (September 2013)
Crowd: Definitely younger crowd
Honestly this isn’t my favorite dating site here but lots of guys love it. They say they are free but the drawback is you can only send 1 message every 10 minutes. This can get really annoying especially when a girl answers and doesn’t leave her contact details so you can literally sit there spending 2 hours talking to a girl and you’ve said basically ten things.
The site loads quick and the design is basic but honestly I could care what it looks like (have you ever used craigslist?). As long as they have the members and Thai Friendly is the clear second winner for best dating site in Thailand. The message thing is super annoying so you’re best to sign up.
The Cost: 24.95 per month or $99.95 ($8.33/month) per year.
All major credit cards and Paypal are accepted.
Thai Love Links
Members: approx 1 million
Crowd: For Everyone
The great thing about Thai Love Links is that it works and it’s polished. The chat thing is still a little shaky but overall the clear winner in dating site usability. Possibly the first dating site in Thailand it boasts the biggest membership more than double it’s closest rival.
When you join you can browse profiles for free and interact with other users of the site by sending interest to other users, but in order to contact then via chat, email, message you must pay for a premium membership. There are two levels of membership Gold and Platinum with platinum membership putting you right to the top of the searches giving you the most exposure.
Gold Package Month: ฿ 800 baht
Gold Package Year: ฿ 3,200 baht
Platinum Package Month: ฿ 900 baht
Platinum Package Year: ฿ 3,600 baht
Thai Love Links paid memberships range from 800-900 baht per month (gold and platinum) to 267-300 baht per month if paid per year. All major credit cards and Paypal are accepted.
Thai Love Lines
Thai love lines was one of the first dating sites I ever signed up with in Thailand because basically the first month was cheaper. This website isn’t as popular as the others but it has been around for a long time and the first competitor to the Thai love links giant. If you live in rural Isaan this might not be the site for you but a larger city there are girls on here that are not on the other sites.
Thai Love lines is a good choice for people who don’t like being overwhelmed and don’t mind emailing back and forth a while which is why it probably suits the older crowd and the price for the first month is reasonable.
Per Month: $19.99 USD
Per Year: $119.99 USD
All major credit cards and Paypal are accepted. Alternative payment methods are: you can do Thai to Thai bank transfers, pay via Western Union, and even pay by cash (registered post only).
Which Thailand dating site should you join?
There are different benefits between the three sites so it all depends on what you’re using them for in fact you could get benefit from all three and for $300 you could get a membership for each one all year. Do you really have that much time though? If you are playing the numbers game then definitely sign up to ThaiLoveLinks or all three at once and start your email campaign. If you like things slower then pick Thai love lines. If you’re looking for fun and friends and not so serious then pick Thai Friendly.