This is a throwback classic from Coconuts Bangkok’s female editorial team from a few years ago, though still relevant today. It draws from personal observation, discussions with men, and anecdotal insights. Recognizable profiles for those familiar with Bangkok, and an introductory guide for newcomers, it’s crafted with humor. An equally playful examination of Bangkok’s male counterparts is in the pipeline. To see how the city’s men compare, follow the link provided.
1. The Altruistic NGO Worker with a Hefty Salary
She’s driven by noble aspirations, her thoughts often dwell in idealistic visions. Her mission is to uplift the destitute, a narrative she passionately shares over expensive cocktails at Above 11. Should she extend an invitation to her residence, accept it. Thanks to her housing stipend, her abode resembles a palace.
2. The High-Society Thai Woman Living Modestly
Equipped with beauty, fashion, a luxury vehicle, and wealth, she’s independent of your resources. If she’s in your company, chances are you fit into the DJ, model, or French archetype. She might flaunt you at exclusive events or explore your world to understand the everyday life of the working class. However, an introduction to her parents remains reserved for her high-society Thai peers.
3. The English Teacher
A familiar figure, often spotted at Cheap Charlie’s or teaching alongside others. Her expectations of Thailand included adventure, exotic cuisine, new friendships, island escapades, and romance—only to discover the last element elusive. She’s learned that Thai men aren’t particularly interested in foreign women, and most foreign men have different pursuits. Consequently, she endures more than she would back home. A disciplined weekday routine gives way to uninhibited revelry from Friday to Sunday, a pace few can match.
4. The Freelancer
She captivated you at Levels and surprisingly agreed to accompany you home. However, the romantic encounter soon turned transactional when she requested payment. While not strictly a sex worker, she blurs the lines. You’ve now experienced your first encounter with a freelancer, who, like many, has her own day job to attend to after the night’s encounter.
5. The Backpacker Fling
Whether through Tinder or a spontaneous night on Khao San Road, she’s not someone you’d introduce to your local or expat circle due to potential judgment. Sporting elephant pants, running a travel blog, and possibly sporting leg stubble, she may come with dreadlocks and a desire for tuk-tuk rides. The silver lining: no dinner expenses and a temporary presence.
6. The “Accidental” Ladyboy
The surprise revelation of her identity might catch you off guard, but it’s a common narrative. The advice is to embrace the experience. You might need a ladyboy friendly hotel
7. The Internationally-Raised Thai Woman
Initially, she’s the embodiment of your fantasies: an Asian appearance with a familiar cultural background. She shares your taste in TV, junk food, and music. However, the charm fades as you realize you could have found similar companionship without leaving your homeland.
8. The Thai “Good Girl”
A typical office worker living with numerous relatives, she adheres to a strict curfew and abstains from intimacy. She tolerates your culinary preferences while remaining attached to her own culture through constant online engagement and communication with peers. She fits the stereotype of the submissive Asian woman, rarely expressing her views, particularly on complex topics.
9. The Long-Distance Relationship
She’s the catalyst for your relocation to Thailand, a dream turned reality found on Thaifriendly.com. Despite the cultural misinterpretation of her name, your virtual connection was profound. However, with the abundance of attractive options in Thailand, your commitment wavers.
10. The European “Model”
Struggling with language barriers and in dire need of a more substantial diet, she and her roommates barely scrape by, relying on club appearances rather than actual modeling gigs. She’s your go-to for any illicit substances you or your acquaintances might seek.
11. The Marriage-Seeking Girl
Her focus is singular: marriage and relocation to your country. Early in the relationship, she prepares for the climate change and subtly probes into family planning. Eager to leave her past behind, she’s already integrating into your social circle and has an affinity for Western television series.
12. The Bar Girl
An unexpected visit to Nana Plaza leads to what feels like true love. Her enthusiasm and charm, combined with a compelling backstory, draw you in. Financial contributions towards her family’s wellbeing make you feel like a hero, even if it’s just a narrative to secure her company for the night at a joiner friendly hotel.
13. The Gold Digger
She’s in search of a boyfriend or, at the very least, a benefactor. Her past and means of support remain a mystery. The relationship thrives on minimal commitment and her frequent absences, attributed to time spent with her “brother”—a euphemism for her actual husband. The arrangement is precarious, especially when substance abuse leads to a tragic conclusion.
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