After living in Bangkok and Phuket for just over 10 years, I have seen all the internet dating scams and cons used by the girls and you can believe it or not “British, European, Australian and even American guys” pretending to be attractive girls or homely girls.They actually admit “they have to make money somehow”! and some of them find no problem with pretending to be a stunning young Thai girl and getting some unsuspecting guy in the USA or Europe to “fall in love” with “them” and start to part them from their cash!!!
Read on for more of the dirty tricks used by the girls, the guys and ladyboys…
Would you email this beautiful girl?
Well, it’s a Katoey (ladyboy) and even in real life, would not be able to tell the difference until it’s too late!
Online dating is so acceptable now that it is now reported that one out of 8 marriages originate online. Yet there are risks. Because of the easy online anonymity, well over 50% of dating profiles are false and used for cons and scams and rip off crimes done in the name of love!
So you’ve created your profile and then joined a couple of dating sites and the girls are sending you messages of interest and you are scanning the 1000’s of profiles and emailing them back……. With the Asian websites, guys can easily get over 10 girls per day sending you their interest yet in the UK an guy over 40 is lucky to get a few emails a week!
So what is the down side of joining an online dating website?
1. Firstly, Lots of profiles are fake and have either guys or the Nigerian type scammers behind them.
2. You will be spoilt for choice and the girls will be from all over Thailand. I had over 100 replies within a week when I went on one Thai dating website alone. You may think that going out there and visiting them all is an option but to be honest, it’s totally impractical to try to visit several places and see all you’re the potential girls within a few weeks and you would not have the time to see or spend any quality time with all the girls on your short list.
3. People are never the same in the flesh as they look in their photos and their personalities can also be totally different from the emails they have been sending you. Many girls (and guys) use their best photos, usually several years old and they do not look anything like they did when the photos were taken.
4. Virtually all the girls are emailing loads guys at the same time….
They are all looking for the serious guy(s) who will go out and meet them. And unfortunately many of them will marry virtually anyone to escape their present situation.
5. Some of the smarter girls use the internet café as their office and their business is SCAMMING guys into sending them money.
6. Many girls are looking for a cash cow to send them money every month.
7. Virtually ALL Thai people think ALL Foreigners are rich !
and no matter how hard you try, you will not convince them.
8. If you get to the marrying stage, expect to build a new house and get a car for your new Thai spouse and don’t forget you are now the new provider for her family. Failure to do those few things will cause her to “lose face” and that’s worse than anything for a Thai…..
Sorry guys but these two would be wanting to borrow your razor in the morning!