Question by RG-20: Any differences in dating Thai girls?
I might ask this girl out who I think is Thai. She speaks English fine and has lived here for some time, but are there any major cultural differences I should be aware of?
Answer by gman
Where is here? Assuming you’re not from Thailand, then YES, there will be cultural differences. Different countries mean different cultures…duh!
Just a few idiosyncrasies you could have easily found with an Internet search:
- The Head is regarded as the highest part of the body; therefore, you should not intentionally touch or hold the head of a Thai person.
- The Feet are regarded as the lowest part of the body. To put your feet on the table or to point at anything with your feet is regarded as an inappropriate manner and offensive to any Buddhists.
- To over react in a social surrounding is considered an inappropriate manner, and you may make the opposite party feel like they have lost face.
There are many more, but maybe you should ask the girl, if she will even go out with you.
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Philippine Dating and Marriage
Dating in Philippines
Having lived here in Philippines for two years now, it is very obvious that it has become a popular destination when it comes to foreign men visiting the country with the intention of either dating or getting married to Philippine women. The place I currently live is called Naawan you would be hard pressed to find it on Google earth. It is a very small, rural town half-way between Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, two of the major cities in Northern Mindanao. The infrastructure isn’t the best,black out(brown outs as they are referred to locally), but it is the quite lifestyle that appeals to me and to many other Americans/British/Europeans that live here. The last official census was in 2000 and then it was estimated that 16000 people lived in 3400 households.Naawan is nationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and cleanest places to stay in the Philippines. As you enter there is a billboard that reads, Welcome to Naawn, the cleanest, greenest town in Misamis Oriental. Naawan is right on the coast so their a plenty of beautiful beaches, forests. A great place for kids to enjoy their childhood. Although it is a small place the local University, Mindanao State University is one of the most popular universities in Mindanao, with students competing every year for a placement
Filipino Driving Lessons
If you are a driver with a nervous disposition, NEVER drive in Philippines. The roads look the same, the double yellow lines are there, the traffic lights work, sometimes, but that doesn’t mean a thing. You need to keep your wits about you all the time. Night driving is the worst.
You will find cars and trucks with no lights. People in the middle of the road, bicycles, motorboats and there is no advance warning about roadworks. Sometimes a tin can with some kerosene is the only warning, 1 meter before they start. If you have never driven here it is best to use the taxis, they are relatively cheap if you insist that they use the meter.
In Naawan and surrounding areas there are quite a few other Americans or Brits who have settled here. At first I was very surprised to find that so many foreigners had settled in such a remote,rural area. The reason I now know, after getting to know them and from living here myself is the character of the people that live in these small villages or towns. Philippines in general is a fairly poor country, with very little social support. Many guys who date girls online will be dating girls from the major cities. It is unfortunate, but I understand to a certain extent, that many of these girls are looking to escape the poverty and get involved with internet scams. There are places where the girls are taught how to scam the foreigners when chatting online. It becomes a job for them, they get paid by conning unsuspecting foreigners out of their money. The thing with small towns like this is that the girls haven’t been corrupted by the big cities.
Places like this are very closely nit and everyone knows all the gossip. Once the daily chores are done there are always little groups of people standing around having a good old gossip. There is still a lot of self respect and honesty. Respect is something that is instilled in the children from a young age and family values are still very important to most Filipinos. Having lived in UK it is a pleasure to walk down the street and find the kids pleasant to be around. There isn’t the bad language and disrespect that kids often show to elderly people. That kind of behavior is just not tolerated. It has now become obvious why there are so many foreigners dating or married to women from small towns like this. The way of life is great, if you aren’t a city boy, and the women are not after your money. I know it may sound terrible, but it is true. The problem with poorer countries is that the girls are often taught to either become prostitutes or to go online to scam for money. If you are considering dating a girl from Philippines, do your homework. Try find someone who already lives here and may be able to introduce you to someone. Eighty percent of the women are honest, but be careful you don’t end up losing your life savings.
Why Phillippine Girls Love Westeners
Filipinos love all things American. The culture has changed a lot over the years. There is definitely a hint of many cultures that have intermingled to produce a very varied cultural country. The Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands, and apart from many different languages, the various islands also have their own unique cooking styles. Having been ruled at one time or another by countries like Spain and US has left a definite impression on the Philippine culture, the American way of life and dream seems to occupy most teenagers minds. Most of the kids play basketball, the teenagers love Hollywood stars, unfortunately a lot of the education that kids get here is from the television. There is definitely a need for a much better education system, but that is a long way off. If you are going to come to Philippines to stay, you need to realize that the culture is very different. Families tend to stick together and help each other out. Your bank account will be viewed as the family account for things like hospital bills, school fees etc. Depending on your level of income that may be okay.
Let’s be honest, most women, even though yes you marry for love, look to a husband to be secure in his earnings. If you are a wonderfully successful women at the top of the corporate ladder, maybe not so much. So if ahas a choice she will most definitely marry a foreigner that can provide a better way of life, not only for her, but also her family. In return you will have one of the most devoted, kind wives that you could ever hope for. Contrary to common misconception, Philippine women are not subservient. They expect to be treated well by their husbands and if you don’t, God alone can help you. It should never have to be said about any women, but if you guys think that Filipino women will be at your beck and call, think again.
Have a look at some great tourism videos about Philippines. http://hubpages.com/hub/Asian-Wife
It’s more fun in the Philippines.This is LoisLane’s intro video at Zulu Coffee and Tea Restaurant Angeles City Pampanga. We are only making friends and anyon…
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Dating and chatting with Asian women online
If you are also one of those guys who are in search of a perfect Asian woman who can play the part of your friend. girlfriend or even wife then there are a lot of options that can open up the world for you and one of the most common and easy way is the internet. Asian women have a lot of innate beauty and traditional values that make them utmost desirable for any man who is in search of a woman.
Many people come in our lives but there are only few that can truly retain the impact that their presence makes on another and this is what is possible with dating Asian dating girls through online chat sites that are particularly equipped with chat rooms that are meant for Asian youths. People usually visit these chat sites in search of the perfect companion who shares the same mind set. Dating Asian girls for these men has it own allure online.
The excitement of waiting for responses and other information about these beautiful and attractive girls does set many men confident and pleased with their being. Asian women rank at the top of the worlds most gorgeous women. Dating Asian girls online is also a good way of discovering the right kind of love interest over the internet as Asian women are known for their charms, attractiveness and straightforwardness along with a kind of intensity and down to earth mindset that most other women from overseas nations lack.
These chatting portals hence bring the world to your feet to choose from a multiple range of people whom you wish to associate with according to your interests and take on there lifestyle and ways. Many Asian women have been raised to fully understand the truly important things in life, and hence these women have their own fair share of values and understandings that will only make you a better person on the whole and not someone who is just talking to you for a time being of fun.
Moreover getting to know someone through chat sites means that you are interacting with the person simply on the basis of mutual understanding and interest without any materialistic gains therefore looking for Asian love online is the best way to pick a soul mate.
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Dating Chinese Women in America!
Thinking of dating Chinese women in America? Although being caucasian myself, I grew up around a great deal of Chinese women in my own native country and even though I have spent the last eight years living in mainland China I am still surprised at how many Chinese women born in America and Canada still retain a certain amount of cultural conditioning that affects their dating choices similar to mainland Chinese, and this also affects the kind of men they are attracted to.
I get quite a few emails from guys dating Chinese women in America and Canada, and one of their biggest fears, apart from how to attract her, is that they will make a mistake in the dating process and really mess up their chances. In truth, understanding the cultural perspective that she’s received from her parents and had reinforced by the Chinese community surrounding her, is quite important. It can be the difference between her making a physical-emotional commitment or not.
Let me clear on one thing with you, seeing as we really want to get to the crux of the situation in the beginning; Chinese women do not really distinguish between physical and emotional commitment; for the most part they look for a male that can fulfill the emotional long-term relationship criteria and then choose to get physical with that male; no matter mainland Chinese women or north-American born Chinese women, it’s the same result. it’s not the male who made the choice, it’s the Chinese woman in question. And more importantly, if she gets intimate with you, she has in fact already made a form of commitment.
Bearing all of this in mind I want to explain a couple of things you can do that are likely to result in Chinese American or Chinese Canadian women having a strong attraction to you:
Firstly, even before you have asked for a date, you should make sure you are pretty clean-cut. It’s a rare Chinese woman that likes the ‘rough and ready’ or grunge look. They get this from the Chinese mainland’s culture (including the ones not even born there!), even sometimes when they are not aware of it. In mainland China it’s pretty much only garbage men, farmers and poor artists that maintain facial hair.
Now she may well be brought up in north-America, and there is a possibility that she is a bit different from mainland Chinese, but by my own estimation based on experience, it’s still a seven out of ten ratio of Chinese females who dislike facial hair on a man in the west, compared to a nine out of ten ratio in mainland China. So basically put, in this case, it’s much better to go with the odds and lose the facial hair!
Secondly, the Chinese women in question, although born in America or Canada, will still approximately have as much as about 35 to 40 percent mainland Chinese cultural conditioning as part of their personality which cannot be avoided.
So, another fantastic tip in view of the fact that the mother in Chinese culture is so revered, is to emphasize your strong family ties and your view that family is very important, and this is especially so in view of your relationship to your own mother, this small tip really cannot be underestimated! The Chinese woman in question will then consider you an excellent bet, and remember, short-term and long-term dating relationships are equal in a Chinese females psychology!
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First off, let me just say this: If you know or are attracted to a Chinese girl, don’t ask her what she wants you to do in order for her to be attracted to you! One reason, the most obvious one, is after you tell her you are attracted to her she may run for the hills (not always the case though). Another reason is some of the things she will tell you just plain ‘won’t do you any favors’! I will say this though in their favor, you do have a higher chance of some of the thingswill tell you will attract them, being true, as opposed to a western girl.
Although many Chinese girls will describe their ideal idea of what a man should be, it doesn’t mean that will actually attract them (if a guy they are already in love with does that, then yeah, great, they are happy, but they didn’t fall in love with him because he did those things).
Let’s look at a few winning Chinese dating etiquette tips:
1. Add a touch of romance to any of your dates with her. Personally, I would say flowers would be going too far and may not get the desired result; it could also result in her pulling away, rather than getting closer to you if she hasn’t decided she wants a relationship with you yet. A low-lit restaurant is by far the best choice, if they have candles on the table, so much the better. It’s more than enough romantic effect to be going on.
2. Don’t necessarily assume she would like to choose what to order in a restaurant; honestly I have been on so many dates where asking them to choose some dishes they like fills them with a sense of horror! Often it’s the fear they will choose something you don’t like, even if you explain you really don’t mind, they may still shy away from it.
Be a man, and make a decision.
3. At the end of the date, if it’s night-time, make sure you actually take her to her home, or at the very least make sure she gets in a taxi. In view of dating Chinese girls brought up in Asia, they are not nearly so streetwise as western women (even if they have been living in a western country for some time), she won’t really feel safe going home at night alone, even if she says she does.
These are just a few dating Chinese girls tips that will help create attraction, which let’s face it, is what you want to do. Just one word of warning: don’t try to fit dating/attraction techniques that would work with western women onto Chinese women/girls. Most, simply do not work!
All the best,
Question by WolfmanX: Date with a
I call it a date, but it’s really just too friends going out to get to know each other better. Maybe that is a date, I don’t know. Anyway, because she is Korean, I wanted to know if there was anything that I should not talk about or ask about regarding etiquette. I am American after all. I just want to know if there are any subjects I should not touch on or should make sure to touch on so not cause offense by accident.
She is a Korean exchange student.
Answer by kez
yea, the war is probably a bad start.
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On Thailand Bar Girls and Dating
Thailand is a magical place for both tourists, expats and retirees. I have yet to meet someone who have been to Thailand, who didn’t like it there. In fact, most people I know would like to go back again as soon as possible. A lot of guys from America, UK or elsewhere work in Thailand or have retired in Thailand. Naturally, most of them are or have been in a relationship with a Thai girl. Many have had bad experiences. In most cases this could have been avoided with knowing a little more about Thai culture and society before entering into a serious relationship.
I am not talking about the stuff you can read in travel books like no kissing in public, but about what expectations Thais have to foreigners and how they view interracial relationships.
Picture this: A young, attractive girl from the countryside goes to work in a bar. She’s never been out of the village before, let alone met any foreigners. Her daily life probably consisted of working in a rice paddy or falling asleep at some menial and boring job. Then she comes to Bangkok or Pattaya, with her head full of dreams and hopes. What she finds is a place where the neon lights are bright, every day is a party, drinking, sleeping until noon and then starting over.
For a young inexperienced girl anywhere, that kind of lifestyle has to be exciting. So, you see, when she meets you in a bar, is she really looking to settle down with a guy who is often significantly older than her?
Even if she is, is she ready to leave the easy work and big money behind and start working in a 9-5 job again? Leave her new friends and be the perfect stay at home wife? Most likely not.
The bar scene attracts a certain type on both sides of the equation.
If you’re looking for a niceto settle down with and eventually marry, then I recommend looking elsewhere.
Take a walk down any street in Thailand; do you notice at least one girl sending you a shy look, maybe a smile? Maybe you don’t, cause we as Westerners are not in tune with the subtle signalssend to men they are interested in. Don’t expect a ‘good’ Thai girl to make the first step.
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