Thailand is a large country with many regional influences that affect the way engagements and weddings are conducted. It is the success of these Western Thai relationships and marriages that is causing other women and men in Thailand and partners from developed countries to expand the phenomenon through word of mouth and recommendation. Remember Thai culture is unique, respect the family. Im starting to think I should get a prenuptial agreement now to protect my assetts so if she tries to take everything that i have away from me. It sucks to spend this time of the year alone. She also organized a trip with her family and a couple of her friends, and I'm expected to pay for the hotel. It is not for the woman to tell the man what she wants.
So make sure you have enough money to support your new Thai bride! Think about it : most western lovebirds spend very high sums. She has a small hairdressing salon in her village and earns around 8 to 10 k baht per month. It really helps to communicate a lot of those esoteric, emotional issues that you both have to communicate. Hope you will be interested, if you have any questions or noticed an error please. A fool and his money are easily parted comes to mind also. You have to be trolling?! This is a half-crazy approach, but every year there are couples who pull it off.
We talked just briefly about marriage so far but are serious. Many foreigners are unfortunately only projecting what is already a reality of the Thai society. Typically 200 baht per day will buy food for 3 people. Michal, Not to be rude. I get the feeling that her mom doesn't want her to be with anyone so she can have her all to herself for her entire life.
And if the girl came from middle class, some middle class are greedy as well but some have very big ego want to show lots of money in wedding day and they will give it back to the couple. If you do allow her to live with you and you find out later that she is not the woman that you thought she was it can be difficult to get her to leave. I've met them all and they all love me and the feeling is mutual but considering I will get the full bill for the wedding, no gifts from the invitees, a lifetime of expenses related to her two boys etc etc I was a little disappointed by their response. This is bogus and if you've married into a family that does this then good luck, they shouldn't be asking anything and in fact you shouldn't even see them, you need to be strong and simply say no, what they are asking for and demanding is wrong and against Thai culture, they are simply taking advantage of you because you are a Farang. That said, it may form a part of the ceremony out of respect for her parents and tradition, though the money would be returned to you. She has been married before and, as i say she has a 6 year old kid. .
I don't think this is actually far removed from any other society around the world. Culturally, Sin sod is not necessarily due, since she has been married before. Asian Dating is run by Cupid Media, who also run Thai Love Links. And say that this is not part of our culture and my parents are not happy about this. Most foreign men and Thai women who are married and are located in foreign countries report that the single biggest obstacle to the success of their relationships is not cultural differences or language barriers but a real prejudice towards such 'Thai Bride' relationships which often takes them by surprise. Do you think I would get a Dowry if I married an Indian lady? But this is not confined to poorer Thai women but also extends to more affluent Thai women. A Sin Sod amount has not been discussed at all and now she is asking for financial support so she can cut back a bit and not have to work so hard? She is tall and a unique looking Thai lady, and truly is sought after.
The question has been asked many times - if a white man married a young white woman living in Thailand would she be referred to as his 'wife' or as his 'Thai bride'? Because all the beautiful Thai ladies who are looking for a serious relationship instinctively assume that a more mature man is also more responsible and reliable. Be sure and spend a lot of time with the entire family and her friends before you marry. I have given my wife most of the things she has wanted financially, but I am finding this a strain on our resources. An honest hearted respectful Thai family is a joy to know. This seems to high for a poor family. Our dating experts made this review to help you with this. Being family-oriented is what makes Thai women special and desirable.
This is also a way of showing that you are financially capable of taking care of your Thai bride throughout your married life, because her parents tend to consider financial security as basis for the marriage. The family is already prestigious my guess is the family helped with the dowry. This stems from the age-old thinking that she is tainted in some way, already given to another man, so to speak. Lets face it, if a dowry is offered money given should be personal and private, not for the whole village to gloat over. She may appear to be because she has several other men providing house, money etc to her and her family. However, where possible, I have used pictures that support each traditional aspect. Some are more old fashioned relationships while others involving marriages between younger Thai women and western men are comparatively modern.
A new friend may be taken home to meet parents but their approval is not regarded as being imperative. Monthly income is 2,400 with 1,300 of it as bills. You could then offer a bit more on the sin sod. We discussed all details about the ceremony and future life in advance of the wedding. I hope your father never said the same thing about your mom. Of course these are generalisations, but in my experience fairly accurate ones; though some families think more progressively than others: One of my good friends refused to have a proper Thai wedding or a sin sod, and her parents were fine with that. This is completely my opinion and I don't want to offend you.
I was like wtf is going on? Of course at some point marriage comes up too and i do want to marry at someon point but not too fast and we talked before it but today is first time i hear about sin sod. How do you attract a Thai woman? Usually the situation is that a cousin or grandmother has raised the daughter because the parents had passed away, in which case the Sin Sod can be due to whoever raised the child. Because of how flattering it can be to the ego to have a very attractive women half your age flirting with you it can be easy to lose your common sense. Are you getting married or are you buying a bride, because you can not get married for love In the end, give your money away or do it right have a proper wedding and show respect, by doing what you do in your own country. Personally I think they are way too young. For the dowry I am an American I will send her parents what I can based on the situation. It wouldn't affect the flow of the wedding: because if the engagement is done on the same day, it is done separately and generally in the morning.
Plus it would affect the flow of the wedding process. Which means do not be conned. She earns well and takes care of her parents without asking me ever for help. The most expensive agencies are charge for tokens that men can use to contact women through email or chat. Some Thai girls from respectable families are a little more hesitant about meeting men through online agencies, because they want to be sure that guys know that they are not prostitutes. However the authorities in Thailand do take steps to deal with the sex industry and prostitution is not legal in Thailand as it is in some European countries. Her mother passed away 15 years ago, and her father married another woman around 25 years ago, forming another family in the process.