We have all heard lots of different horror stories about Thai girls and equally, we have all been told by a tourist visiting Pattaya for the first time that his girlfriend is ‘different’. The fact that they feel the need to tell us that their Thai girlfriend is ‘different’ tells us that he is more than aware of the potential pitfalls and has either chosen to ignore the threat or he genuinely believes what he is saying.
To that say that all Thai girls are bad is completely inaccurate as there are far more good ones out there than bad. The problem is in a place like Pattaya, many guys meet a girl in a bar, which is absolutely fine, but you need to be aware of her background and what her job is. Some girls who work in bars are only after money, often to support their families rather than through greed, so will spin a few yarns. Others Thai bargirls are looking to find a boyfriend and settle down. Think which category ‘your Thai girlfriend’ falls into.
Of course, there are so many factors that may also influence how your Thai girlfriend will treat you and YOU are certainly a factor in this. If you treat her well, you will probably get this twice back in return but the same also works in reverse. Also, what is your Thai girlfriend’s background? Was she brought up in a stable family, does she have a family to support and what education has she had? These are all things you need to consider. Are her options limited in terms of employment? The family will always come first and that is the case with 99% of Thai girls – so bear that in mind!
As we touched upon before, you need to consider what her objectives are. What is SHE looking to get out of the relationship? If she is ready to have a boyfriend and the levels of commitment are the same from both sides then you do have a chance of having a Thai girlfriend who is ‘different’. However, if she has no interest in settling down with you or anyone else, the chances are, you will soon be thinking that she is ‘just like all the rest’. This is something you need to discuss together but be wary she might not tell the truth.
If you are both committed to each other then you may think about taking your new Thai girlfriend back to the UK with you. In order for her to do this, she would need a visa to enter the UK. This will mean that she can visit the UK for up to six months legally. If you are both prepared to do this, then hopefully things may progress and the next time you may decide to marry your Thai girlfriend in the UK. If you are interested in getting UK immigration advice in Thailand then we would be delighted to hear from you. You can call us