Although Pattaya is undoubtedly changing, there is still a large group of men who come to the city in search of love. Most of the time, this involves men travelling from bar to bar, hoping that they can find their dream Thai girlfriend who they can maybe take back to the UK on a UK Tourist Visa. However, with the number of westerners visiting Pattaya declining and the bars being appreciably quieter, the girls themselves are exploring new ways to hook-up with men. The most popular method seems to be via the internet.
What sites do they use?
Obviously, it depends very much on what the girl is looking for. The ones that are searching for love will often use dating sites such as:
- Thai Friendly
- Thai Dating
- Thai Match
For those who are perhaps looking for a holiday romance rather than a relationship, there are other sites including:
- POF Thailand
What are the reasons for using these sites rather than bars?
The reasons for the girls and the men vary, but the one thing that it does give greater freedom and no bar fines. Many Thai girls do not want to be classed as Thai girls, so they get the added confidentiality of only being online. Also, it means that they don’t have to spend time in bars on the off chance that they meet a man. In addition, they can work a “regular” job and can keep their sideline a secret.