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Online Dating Across The World: Thailand, India, Russia

The similarities and differences of dating styles across three countries

Thailand

“If you want to meet and sleep with Thai girls you basically have four options: 1. You go get yourself a hooker — costs money. 2. You go partying and look for girls in the bars and clubs — it might turn out she’s a freelancer. 3.You meet them in the real life, i.e. in the shopping mall — takes time. 4. You meet Thai girls on one of the popular online dating sites and arrange dates for free from your sofa.”

There is a catch, there always is a catch. These women will be rockstars in the bedroom and take care of all your desires, wants and needs. But they will need compensation. Non-whore compensation. They will gladly accept payment for sexual favors and hook-ups but not as a prostitute, as payment because they feel it is deserved. And not only will she expect you to care for her. You will be expected to provide for her, and all her family. This is a large undertaking and if you are wealthy enough to care for their entire family then Thailand is the place for you.

India

“Your parents or brothers may file a false complaint against your boyfriend, especially if you had a relationship when you were below 18. Sadly, Indian Police system goes beyond what is legal and often enter into the arena of moral policing. If your family is influential or can bribe the police, it is quite easy to harass someone.”

India also has another problem with online dating. Most of the country lacks the ability to have internet access because of the impoverished economy that they live in. So unless you plan on meeting an Indian woman at her local market then you will probably have a difficult time meeting one to be your wife. A loophole that some women use that DO have internet access use Linkedin as a sneaking way to meet men outside of their community. Linkedin is almost used as a bridal search. It is a way around being slutshamed for having an online dating profile as well as ducking out of an arranged marriage that your aunts have planned since you were in preschool. Women have little choice in the matter so any bit of freedom of expression helps.

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Russia

There are so many women to choose from on online dating both young and old. The young women are plentiful but there are also older women that are looking for love too. 30+ years old feel as though they are misfits because they have not been married yet. Most women are looking for a man to serve. A prince that will support and protect her and in return she will be a good wife to you and mother to your shared children.

Sex tourism and traps are a key thing to look out for because innocent women are taken and tricked into sex trafficking with promise of a happy marriage. Thankfully my friends have not encountered this but I do have a story of how you need to check all your bases before committing to a man on an online dating app.

For instance, one of my friends was having an online romance with what she thought was an American man on Tinder and within just a couple of weeks of flirting and some passionate promises he bought tickets to Ukraine to spend a pleasant weekend with her but it luckily turned out that that very guy was actually in Kiev (Ukraine’s capital) at that very moment having an affair with my friend’s friend! It turned out because the girls shared photos of their “beloved ones” and it happened to be the same guy! Such stories are really numerous in this area because male outlanders regard Russia as one of the best places for a hookup in the world. Eare on the side of caution with any dating site to protect yourself because this event could have been much worse with terrifying consequences.

Similarities and Differences

Flirt Safely

“If dating a person located in a foreign country be aware of cultural differences and take the time to learn the culture and understand the other person’s expectations about the relationship. Spend as much time together as is possible getting to know the person, don’t just rely on email and instant messaging. Investing additional time to get to know the person before things get serious will help you to avoid costly mistakes.”

Hopefully, safely, you will find the love of your life either home or abroad using online dating apps. And who knows maybe you will be welcomed into a new culture and way of life by default.

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