“When I first came across the site I thought it was weird but kind of cool,” says Monica, who also insists she felt no pressure to have sex.“It’s just like any other dating website but with the bonus of travel.” Like any date there’s always the chance that it turns out to be an excruciating disaster.For many Western men, the delicate working background of ex-bar girls might also pose a psychological problem.But where to meet a “normal” Thai girl who has never worked in a bar and isn’t dating you just because you’ve paid her bar fine?The former financial adviser was bombarded with invitations from rich suitors.
Many “normal” Thai women may either shy away from getting chatted up by or may simply not be interested in dating Westerners – also due to social prejudice.
Natalie, from Canterbury in Kent, estimates that her jet-setting over the past two years would have cost £60,000. Natalie says they have all been “perfect gentlemen” and while she doesn’t feel under pressure to sleep with them she “doesn’t rule it out”.
Other countries Natalie has visited include Turkey, Dubai and the US.
love, every bar girl knows that she cannot “eat” love – nor does a romantic love affair with a Western guy without pecuniary profits support her kids and family upcountry.
Consequentially, the average bar girl’s expectation of a long-term relationship with a “wealthy” foreigner is primarily restricted to the prospect of a steady income from a regular visitor (a.k.a.