Getting used to a western guy can sometimes be difficult, particularly if he’s not as polite as the Thai guys she’s used to.In Thailand, being polite is more important than just about anything, and will get you a long way if you want a Thai girl to like you.Thai girls love to discuss the food on the menu, talk about their favorite food, the restaurants that sell their favorite food, which food stalls to buy food at and which stalls not to, and basically anything else connected to the purchasing and eating of food.
The birds do it; the bees do it; teenagers most certainly do it and so do water buffalo.
The ‘urban water buffalo’ - an exploding social phenomenon of old men with young, Thai women - is very common in Bangkok.
It’s not just that you’re a westerner and she’s in it for the money (which is what some western guys think, and it’s not true).
It’s simply, in Thai culture when a couple is dating the Thai guy will usually pay for everything, so the Thai girl will expect you to do the same.
With steely resolve, these often very young, barely legal, women enforce their unwritten contracts against men who have deluded themselves into believing their May-December relationship is anything but the commercial opportunity that it is.
Although it is easy for an outsider to condemn, this is perhaps not a well-considered conclusion as the cultural references in which it occurs are very different from our own.
My first trip outside Europe took me to Thailand 15 years ago.
I immediately fell in love with the country and I kept coming back every 1 or 2 years after that.
And that’s when the trouble starts as the man realizes he doesn’t know how to talk to a Thai girl.
In Thailand, if you’re out with a Thai girl, certain topics are acceptable and some are not. You Can Talk About Food – Probably the most important topic for any Thai woman is food.
Many western men come to Thailand looking for a Thai girlfriend or Thai wife.