Do Thai Women Really Prefer Older Men?

Pretty Young Thai WomanThere are beautiful women all over the planet, but there is just something extremely alluring about Asians, and especially the Thais. The entire race is so incredibly beautiful, it’s often joked that some of the best looking women in the country are in fact men!

So many Single Thai Women yet so few Available Guys!

There are literally hundreds of thousands of single Thai women, not only in Thailand but all over the world’s major towns and cities.

Thailand’s women consider themselves well and truly ‘on the shelf ‘ if still single at 30.

They don’t seem to mind forming new relationships with much older men either. You see, Thai women look for love, security and respect from a partner, something many complain they just don’t get when marrying into their own kind and age group.

The more mature guys don’t tend to “butterfly” (a Thai term used to describe unfaithful men flitting between partners). Middle-aged men, according to the Thais, offer more stability, and that’s important because separation and divorce is less acceptable within their culture.

Not Everyone Agrees with Age-gap Relationships

The people most against older men having younger Thai girlfriends, or wives, are usually ex-wives and their children, especially if the new woman in Dad’s life happens to be younger than his kids. Of course, there will always be a few jealous onlookers too – usually men! ;)

Thailand is the Land of Smiles, and for Good Reason

Thais of all ages are very easy going and it really is hard to fall out with a ‘good Thai girl’. They’re serious about marriage, they love to socialize, they’re playful, and they’re vain, in a lovely way of course! Below are some nice shots of attractive Thai women (click to enlarge)

Young Thai Bride Thai Party Girls Playful Thai Girlfriend Vain Thai Girl

And if pretty Thai women are not your thing, perhaps the shot below is more up your alley ;)

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The Creed and the Colour and the Name don’t Matter!

The cultural, race, religious, and age differences don’t carry the same stigma among Thais as they do with folks back in the West. You may find a white, 50 year old atheist man, happily married to a 23 year old Thai Buddhist woman. And if asked whether or not they are content, they’ll most likely say they’re as happy as pigs in muck – and mean it too!

It’s a GOLD DIGGING SCAM! Isn’t it?

Online Money ScamsMany people think that such relationships are blatant scams as street-savvy Thai girls lurk in the shadows waiting to hook silly old men and bleed them dry.

Sure there are scammers around, but let’s consider where such sob stories come from. More often than not they’re gripes posted on internet forums by disgruntled sex tourists that fly to Thailand on short vacations.

They meet, and fall in love, with pretty young Thai women in houses of ill repute. They then have an idea to ‘rescue’ them with their wallets. The plan is to whisk them away and live happily ever after.

“Pretty Young Woman Seeks Loot” – Not Love!

The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these girls choose to work in tourist GoGo bars. They’re just not looking to be liberated from their profession by passing tourists.

Furthermore, many will be in latent relationships with Thai men of a similar age to themselves. The main aim of these girls, and their boyfriends, is to make as much money from gullible tourists as they can. If they’re good at what they do, and most of them are, they triumph.

Tip: If you’re looking for a serious relationship with a Thai, then STAY OUT OF THE BARS! Try to make your stay a long one if you can. If you plan to hang around the capital, then you can save money by renting a place as opposed to forking out for a costly hotel or noisy guest house. Mr. Roomfinder is a good site for finding smart studios and stylish one bed Bangkok Condos at affordable rates. There are lots of online property finders for other parts of the country.

Strange Advice from a Thai MP

In August, 2012, a Thai MP named Sunai Julphongsathorn, urged Thai women to marry a Farang (a white Western foreigner), if they wanted a better life. He gives all manner reasons to back up his statements, some controversial even, but his message was clear; “If you want to be freed from the shackles of misery, find a western husband”.

Where to Meet Thai Singles Online?

First off, let us say where NOT to meet Thai single women, and that is the free online dating sites. They attract scammers by the bucket load. Fee-based dating websites have a much higher percentage of members that are serious about finding compatible partners.

The renowned ThaiLoveLinks is one such site. Thai Love Links literally has 1000’s of single Thai women online 365 days of the year, most of whom are looking for love, in particular with white foreigners.

If you’re a single man, and would genuinely like to form relationships with beautiful young Thai women, then you could literally be making new friends within 10 minutes of reading this page. If being friendly, sexy, loving, tolerant, and stunningly beautiful are characteristics you like in a woman, then the Thais are for you, but a few words or warning.

Beware of Love at First Sight!

It’s easy to fall in love with a beautiful face, sultry lips, a striking smile, and a stunning body, but be careful! Take your time and get to know someone before moving the relationship up a notch. Cute and sexy might well be captivating attributes, but alone they won’t last forever.

Make sure you both get along on a few levels. Think with a cool head, and ignore what your pocket-rocket is shouting from below. Follow these simple suggestions and you too could soon become another happy chappy living in marital bliss with his very own Thai lovely.

Thai Gay Singles also looking for Friendships & Romance Online

Cute Thai GuySingle Thai gay men are, like their female counterparts, extremely cute too, and there’s no shortage of Thai gay males looking for relationships with foreigners. Whether you’re seeking a gay Thai man, or a Thai ladyboy (katoey), you can find them all using the Thai Love links search feature. is no authority on same-sex or third-sex dating, so you might want to explore other websites or forums that cater specifically for these niches.

By Toby Strowger | 50ish Site Contributor
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Readers Comments

    Rene says:

    I don’t think Thai women like older men as much as they do older men’s wallets!

      Bobby1948 says:

      Rene, I understand where you’re coming from, but it’s really not like that in many South East Asian countries. I live in Malaysia and my wife is 19 years younger than me. The age thing (within reason) tis not the issue that it is in Western countries. They really do like the more mature, and stable relationships with older blokes.

      The Far East is a different kettle of fish, but SEA, no problem at all with age differences. In fact, I know many older men find Thai wives for this very reason.


    MrUglyMug says:

    Everybody wants to be with somebody for something. If the arrangement is financial and both parties are happy then good for them. She’s getting what she wants. He’s getting what he wants. Love and lust only lasts for so long in any relationship. My wife is my age – but i wish she wasn’t :(

    Oldfart says:

    This article is bull. They don´t love a belly heavy bald guy in the 50´. They love his money. Have been to Thailand once!!!! will never go there again!!!!!. Totally hated the place, superficial niceness I was a walking ATM in their eyes. Go to Sicily if you want to meet genuine and friendly people. Men who marry Thai women are out of their minds. Far, far too many bad stories of gold-digging scum. I guess you stand a better chance with a Russian even if my hopes aren’t high. I do not buy in to this story about no problem with age difference. It is a convenient lie, for lonely men – as myself – i might add. Embrace the facts…. no you are not attractive for the local women and get over it. Make friends, get a hobby, do what you want, travel and so on. Life does not revolve around having a female in your life. Enjoy the freedom and the betterment for your personal finances.

      Andy Aitch says:

      Thanks for your comments Oldfart.

      I’m not sure your opening remarks about the article being bull are quite fair though? The post does talk about gullible tourists. It also talks about the older men younger woman relationships being based around financial security more so than genuine love. It also mentions the dangers or striking up relationships in girly bars.

      That said; financial security is very important to those uneducated women that come from poor backgrounds. And although they might not be getting their candles lit by older men, they might still like the chap and the arrangement (if he’s a nice guy), and just be happy and grateful with that.

      It’s not all doom and gloom, and there are plenty of these relationships that DO work, but no one posts about them because there’s nothing of interest to talk about. Internet readers on the topic much prefer to read and contribute to the sob stories and rip-offs of the old man / lady bar type of failed relationships.

      There is good and bad everywhere, and short term tourist that hang out in the notorious red light districts looking for that ‘perfect woman’, usually get the bad experiences that so many men love gripe about on blogs and internet forums.

      But there’s a lot of beauty in Thailand, in its county, its people, and their culture. I guess it all depends on the type of visit a man makes here which will determine his perceived experience and outlook.

      Thanks once again for your remarks. All comments are appreciated.

      Sid says:

      It’s no wonder middle age men become the laughing stock of the world when middle age men themselves refer to their peers as “belly heavy bald guys in their 50s”, as this poster did. He’s just one of many that seem to constantly mock their fellows. What’s so bad about being middle age anyway?

    Thai says:

    I agree your idea. Good choice. Thai women are the most stunning women on this planet. There are no ugly Thai women, you know? I mean, Thai women are thin and small. OK, some Western guys complain about too skinny Thai ladies but they are beautiful. What else do you need from a girl?

    Kim Tuffin says:

    Hi Andy
    Thanks for an insightful post which I can see has generated some good comments.
    I would like to think all Thai girls are honest and that all western guys “farangs” are the same!!.. but we all know or should that in the real world this is not so!
    Whether you seek a Thai girl or one from any other country just beware..

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