With over a million members, Thai Friendly offers a comprehensive database of Thai ladies looking for love. But it’s not just love they’re looking for. This is a great site for hooking up with Thai girls, too.
The site is immensely popular with women across the country from Bangkok and Phuket to Chiang Mai and Pattaya.
In this review, we will take a look at what makes Thai Friendly one of the most popular traditional dating platforms in Thailand. And why so many expats spend time cruising the site for dates with Thai girls, and more.
Thai Friendly Review: The Best Thai Dating Site?
A dating site that specialises in single Thai girls, the site is free to register on and joining is as simple as creating a user profile and confirming your email address and/or mobile number.
There are premium features that require additional fees but allow you to access unlimited profiles and send messages across the site as well as access bonus information about other users, control your own privacy settings and use the advanced search function.
The site is quite unique in that it offers both English and Thai versions meaning language shouldn’t be a barrier. This attracts more Thai ladies than most sites and is one of the primary reasons for its high levels of membership. Typically there are between 5,000 and 10,000 Thai women online at any given time.
What are they looking for?
Well, yes, in most cases… wining, dining, dating and opportunities to take more selfies.
But in many cases, these women are open to what you might call casual dating.
Or a gik.
The famous Thai term for an open relationship, fuck buddy, or bit on the side.
Thai Friendly is easy to use, simple to navigate and the portal boasts plenty of successful matches ranging from hook-ups to marriages.
Whether you are looking to date Thai girls, or hook up for sex, there is nearly always a successful search that will return some ladies near you…
Thai Girls For Expats
What sort of men are using Thai Friendly?
The largest audience by far is western expats looking to date Thai girls, and this is illustrated by all of the site’s testimonials, which feature the classic white man / Thai lady union.
If you are new to Thailand, this is probably the fastest way to meet Thai women that doesn’t involve plucking up a lot of confidence to make the first move in person.
On a basic search you can access a user’s profile which includes photographs, basic details about age, height, weight, education level and their personal statement.
Additional information can be included here such as income, religion, occupation and whether they have children. The site allows you to post a private message to the user, a public comment or add your own notes so you can tell when you have browsed a certain profile. You can add a user to your favourites list making returning to the best profiles quite easy and you can send the equivalent of a Facebook ‘poke’ by ‘showing an interest’ in someone.
If you’ve ever seen the Thai messaging principles — short messages, rapid fire, and full of emoticons — then you’ll know what to expect here.
This is not the sort of Thai dating website where you’ll be penning essays as the default communication method.
Basic membership allows you to send one message every ten minutes. This can restrict the way you communicate with someone but does give you free access to a whole range of users.
In fact, it says a lot about messaging culture here in Thailand that ‘one message per ten minutes’ is seen as a restraint!
Advanced Search: Thai Girl Dating
With premium access you can narrow the results that you receive by filtering by age, height, weight and education. You can select whether you want to display ladies who have children or by latest members.
Standard fare for a dating site, but it all works well enough.
The site handily orders the profiles that you have shown an interest in as well as keeping lists of those profiles that have made you their favourite and even those that have visited your profile.
Many Thai Friendly users rely on this information to expedite those meetups that are closer to a hookup than the dawn of a new romance.
Additional Features on Thai Friendly
The site also offers a Thai ladyboy portal, as well as ladies from both Vietnam (approx. 30,000 profiles) and the Philippines (approx. 500,000 profiles). With a paid membership, you can engage in instant messaging with users and send photos as well as lift the limits on the number of messages you can send.
Thai Friendly works well on all devices including mobiles and now offers an app to make browsing on your smartphone an even better experience.
Thai Friendly Prices
So, what does a premium membership on Thai-Friendly cost?
A basic membership is free and allows you to browse profiles and send a limited amount of messages. You can upgrade your membership as follows:
Payment can be made via all major credit cards or via PayPal.
The site offers a 14 day refund policy and, if you are not satisfied within this period, you can claim your membership fees back.
30 day and 90 day memberships are renewed automatically using the payment method originally used. Membership can be cancelled at any time and your term will continue interrupted for the period you have paid for.
Thai Friendly Review: Our Verdict
If you are an expat who likes dating Thai girls, this one is a no brainer.
It’s up there with Tinder as one of the must-have apps for singles in Thailand, and probably the best dating site in Thailand.
Thai Friendly gives you free access to more Thai ladies than any other online database we have found so far.
Quick to register and simple to use, but remember: members aren’t vetted like those via traditional dating agencies, so you will have to be discerning about whether the information you are fed is real or not.
(When in Thailand is this ever not the case?!)
The quality of the exchanges that happen on the site is high. There is a good variety of member profiles and, with the advanced search tool, you can readily filter down to find a good match for what you are looking for. In the interest of our readers, yes, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to hook up for one night stands and casual sex.
Overall, a slick, user-friendly dating site that is ideal for finding a Thai lady (or ladyboy) to your liking.
Sign up a profile and start messaging Thai girls near you today.
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