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Should you have a girlfriend in Thailand?

The lines are pretty divided when it comes to having a girlfriend in Thailand, the question is so broad and crosses many ages. I know young guys in Thailand without girlfriends and as many as older guys without girlfriends either. Then there are guys who move quick into a relationship some never seem to find one, then there are the white hat players those making good plays without upsetting anyone and the black hat guys scamming their way into literally hundreds of girls. Is it better to have a girlfriend or not?

Should you have a girlfriend in Thailand?

Guys in relationships in Thailand

I've seen so many guys with relationships here in Thailand and not many of them seem to be very happy or they say they are happy but can't seem to do anything they want when they want it because of the misses. Some guys have complained about the ball and chain back home only to come to Thailand and simply find a replacement. If they are happy then that's fine but there must be some that arn't.

Guys without girlfriends in Thailand

There are a lot of guys in Thailand that have simply made up their mind that they no longer wish to have a girlfriend. While some guys might have been divorced several times others have never really had a girlfriend and simply don't want or need one. These guys can pretty much go and do whatever they want and go after any girl he wants as well but then if you have a girlfriend you can still do the same if you want.

girlfriend in thailand

Personally I prefer a girlfriend someone I can talk to which not only helps my Thai but helps clean the place as well 😉 I know this is a short article because really I'd like to know what you think, should you have a girlfriend in Thailand, what are the pro's and con's work, are you in a relationship at the moment how's it going.

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About Chris

Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

12 Responses to Should you have a girlfriend in Thailand?

  1. ChiangMaiGuy December 15, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    cant see the reason personally – for what? come to Thailand to find a GF? I know some farang who are 65 up, fat and ugly and have a 20s/30s G- now that I get – but if you are ‘presentable’ and surrounded by available and willing pooyings why on earth would you want a GF? and don’t start all that love and romance crap! 😛

  2. Ricky Quantin December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Yea I’m a 25 year old guy living in BKK and I occasionally have a girlfriend of sorts. You can get all the good sides with limited bad sides if you just keep a little doubt about your and her status that you’re almost gf/bf but not quite there yet, and then just do what you want with others without telling her about it. You can’t keep her happy this way forever, but if you want love and freedom, this is the way. I would however truly settle down with a 9 or a 10 both looks and personality wise who would want to.

  3. Working Tourist December 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I seem to recall this post mentioning that: Thai girls will be busy bees cleaning cooking and taking care of you.

    What’s best is probably personal preference, not to mention dependent on the girl and your chemistry together, but I don’t think that girls you meet for a short time really get into this girlfriend mode where they’ll take care of you and your unspoken desires.

    It’s also less awkward being out in public with a girl that really is your girlfriend (at least if the chemistry is there).

  4. J December 19, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    I believe that a GF is overrated…me i like to have a good Friend that is a girl that I can hang out with, have sex with, and be able to go to a Restaurant/Movie/or other. I like this more because you get all the benefits of a relationship without the emotional baggage that comes along with it. I live in BKK and there are many girls that are cool with this because they get the status that they want by hanging with a Farang, the free English Lessons and for me the Free Thai Lessons, and somebody they feel they can help get the Thai Price for items. I have found that Thai Women live for getting the best price for a Farang. But the best part is it is a Part time commitment, while I can go out and get my Freak on with other chicks. So in the the end a Part time Bed Buddy is the best way for me over here in the LOS.

  5. maxime polynice December 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Chris, what advice u ‘d give a black dude to get himself a nice thai gf ?

  6. Jeff December 24, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I’m an American expat living and working here since 2009. In short for myself, never had a Thai girlfriend, don’t want one. I like my freedom, independence, and the ability to do whatever I want whenever I want (just as Chris wrote).
    Then there’s also the simple fact that I personally believe that many of them are just plain fake porous dolls who shine most of the guys on with phony smiles and yet on the inside, are just evil, scamming individuals.
    That’s only my take though…

  7. quilty17 December 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    A gf would have to be someone near my equal in education, social background, good family etc. But also cute and about 15 years younger than me 🙂 Chances of me finding this combination in Thailand are about zero. So no gf for me, just play the field! If I need my place cleaned I have a maid for that.

  8. Rockit Reports December 28, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    If she looks like the girl in the first picture than the answer is yes.

  9. Geekaliciouschic January 3, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    It seems like you guys are thinking of Thai girls in bad way. I’m Thai and I somehow agree with some of you but there are “some” good Thai girls somewhere. It’s hard to find but if you were meant to be found one, you will. 🙂

  10. Tenet November 24, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

    Reading an article based on a question, and getting the answer “it depends”. The reader can come up with that answer to any question on his own.

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