Are Thai Dating Sites a Scam? (And How to Find Real Ones)

There are a lot of Thai dating sites out there on the market. Dozens, if not hundreds. Many want you to put in your credit card, social security number, and bank account number before they even let you browse the galleries of the local Thai girls.

But hopefully you’re not doing this before doing some solid research. There are many scams out there, and you don’t want to end up losing all your travel money on such a scam, right?

The reason for all the Thai dating sites is simple supply and demand. A lot of western guys want to meet Thai women; and a lot of the women want to meet western men.

Therefore, everybody is flocking to create a platform to facilitate it (and make a pretty penny off of it). Make sure to read my guide on seducing Thai women for foreigners – you’ll be thankful you did!

It’s essential that you understand what you’re getting into when you decide on which dating sites to pursue.

Don’t join every online dating site out there just because you can. It’s a complete waste of time, money, and effort. Instead, concentrate where the hottest and most receptive girls are, which is (my top pick):

Thai Cupid

The holy grail of online dating in Thailand. At a reasonably priced monthly membership, this is the cream of the crop when it comes to online dating in Thailand.

This is a legit website with years of experience and tons of girls waiting to meet foreigners.

Best part? Since it’s a premium website, it means that competition is lower since not everybody is ready to pay the otherwise small monthly fee (which gives you a huge advantage!)

What makes Thai Cupid the best of the best?

  • Reputable company – this is a major network, running reputable dating websites all over the world. They’re everywhere, and for good reason.
  • Easy payment with PayPal – again, I don’t like giving any shady Thai dating sites my credit cards or any other information for that matter (albeit Thai Cupid is USA-based).
  • They’ve been around FOREVER – there’s a reason it’s so popular amongst both western men and Thai girls. It’s been around so long, everyone has heard of it and recommends it. It’s always the first result in Google for good reason.
  • Tons of girls – simply put, from Bangkok to Chiang Mai… you’ll never run out of girls.
  • Easy to screen – you want to avoid the Thai bar girls, I know. There’s so many girls, just ask. If they don’t meet your criteria, move on to the next.

To sign up for Thai Cupid (free to browse), click here.

All I can say is that I had AMAZING success with Thai Cupid – much better than Tinder or other free services simply because it’s all about dating. If a girl replies (and many of them do), then you’re almost guaranteed to have a date!

Next, Tinder

Is the real deal in Thailand, and you’d be silly not to use it. It’s basically free. It’s well worth it to pay the premium a month for the Plus edition, too.

Unlimited swipes, super likes, boost – all of it will come in handy in Thailand and result in Thai girls begging for you to meet them.

There is a lot more competition here than on Thai Cupid and many more scammers too (or gold diggers or whatever you want to call them), but if you have more time on your hand, this can prove to be a good source of dates.

I personally prefer the other simply because it’s faster, more to the point and saves you a ton of time by filtering out most time wasters, gold diggers and such.

Worthless Thai Dating Sites (That Are Legit in the West)

There are some major dating sites often used in America that are branching out to Thailand. I’m not entirely sure if they’re offering free memberships to Thai locals, or what, but seriously – don’t bother.

I’m talking about:

  • Match.com
  • eHarmony
  • OurTime (for old people)
  • BeautifulPeople

I could go on, but I won’t. If you’ve seen a TV advertisement for them on American television, cross them off your list as far as Thai dating sites to pursue. They are great for the US market, but not Thailand.

In addition, I wouldn’t bother with these ones (albeit they are free):

  • OkCupid
  • POF
  • Zoosk
  • Badoo

You can use them if you want, it won’t hurt. However, when you take a trip to Thailand – t’s about being EFFICIENT. Maximize your time. This is why I consider Thai Cupid to be the best. It’s 100% about dating in Thailand. Can’t get any easier than that!

Other Semi-Legit Sites to Avoid

There are a lot of Asian dating sites out there that I actually recommend here at Life Around Asia, and other sites would have you believe you should sign up to every single one of them in order to have a chance at meeting any Thai women.

Not the case, at all.

Asian Dating, Filipino Cupid, China Cupid, and other sites for neighboring Asian countries are not worth the time.

You don’t see me recommending Thai Cupid to meet Kazakh girls, do you? Why would you join a Filipino dating site to meet Thai girls?

It’s not like Thai girls are begging to be exported to the Phils. Silly.

So even though those sites are indeed legit and you might find some Thailand girls there, it’s still a waste of time and you get more bang for your buck (usually quite literally) on Thai Cupid and even Tinder.

There Are So Many Thai Girls, You Have to Niche DOWN

It’s really easy to get caught up in the hoopla of the Thai dating culture. There are so many Thai girls wanting to meet you – it’s hard to STOP. You just want to keep acquiring more responses and numbers.

This means that you get so obsessed with getting the actual leads themselves that you don’t actually end up meeting the girls. And what a shame that is.

Really though, what’s the point of having a thousand numbers in your phone (totally feasible in Thailand, by the way), if you don’t actually meet up with the girls?

Blasphemy.

But if you still need a bit of help, make sure to check out my top three tips to success with Thai Cupid. And prepare to be blown away!

Conclusion

When it comes to Thai dating sites, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of bucks. You should also stay away from shadier, lesser known websites and stick with what’s proven to work, like my top favorite, Thai Cupid, or even Tinder if you have more time on your hand.

There’s absolutely no need whatsoever to invest in one of the crazy expensive $100 dating sites in Thailand. That’s just ludicrous.

These two websites have done the trick for me in Thailand, and I see no reason to deviate from them when I’ve been so successful with them. And I am sure you will be to!

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