5 Best Dating Apps in Thailand

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A beautiful Thai university girl taking a selfie with her cell phone.

You’ve taken the leap, you’ve traveled across land and sea to get to Thailand, but now that you’re here you’re feeling a little lonely. You feel the ladies and gents of Thailand want to meet you, but they’re too shy. You may be shy too; after all, you’re in a foreign culture where love and romance may follow different rules. Don’t worry, most of us feel the same way at first, and I wanted to share great ways to break the ice and help you find love in Thailand. The five best dating apps in Thailand I share will help get you a date within a day.

Whatever your reasons for coming to the land of smiles are, you won’t be disappointed by the women in Thailand.

Yes, yes, I know.

You’ve read tons of horror stories online. Sadly, most of these come from disgruntled expats who’ve frequented the seedy bar scene for one too many years. These folk also happen to be the most vocal online, barking their terrible dating stories across all four corners of the web.

The truth is, there are some absolutely wonderful women out here.

Many are wife material, the only question being–are you serious enough?

Don’t get me wrong, I too had a bad dating story in Thailand. But haven’t we all such experiences, even back home? With the best dating apps in Thailand, you can rest assured that not only will you get tons of interest, but you’ll be able to sort out the good from the bad. The secret here is just to take your time and not to rush a meeting. If you’re looking for a good girl in Thailand, you’ll need to be patient.

Gorgeous Thai university student portrait model posing; a girl I met using one of the best dating apps in Thailand.







The culture is very playful and the ladies not so direct in expressing their feelings. The same holds true for public displays of affection. Don’t expect a traditional Thai girl to shower you with kisses in public. “Losing faces” plays a part in the way they behave. They are mindful of manners, appearance, and especially not losing face.

Without further ado, let’s explore the five best dating apps in Thailand that will help you find true love (or anything else, for that matter!):

Skout

When a friend told me about Skout, I was like “who”? I’d never heard of the app and I thought I pretty much knew every messenger app out there. Skout touts itself as a discovery tool to help you meet new people. Truth is, it’s one of the best dating apps in Thailand because it’s a very non-confrontational way for Thai girls to meet foreign men. The app displays rows of faces, and you get to choose who you want to initiate contact with.

The secret, as with any dating app in Thailand, is to initiate as many contacts as possible.

You’ll find many fall to the wayside, so to find the right girl you’ll need to contact tons of them at first. The app allows you to sort the search results by city, or country-wide. This allows you to find gorgeous women to date locally, or to find love in other cities.

Tinder

This fun “swipe” app presents you with a photo of a local woman, which you can either swipe to like or to dislike. It will then present another photo, and so on, until there are no more women available in the area’s database. Suffice it to say, you’ll never have this problem in Bangkok, but your choice may be quite limited in Ao Nang Beach or more remote cities and towns.

You can avoid this issue by signing up for Tinder Plus, which allows you to “travel” to other cities and swipe women in these areas too. Unfortunately, the basic Tinder service only gives you access to the women in your current city. Still, this is one of the best dating apps in Thailand because it is both fun and has a sizable membership base.

ThaiFriendly

One of my favorite online dating apps, which is actually the mobile version of the website with the same name, is ThaiFriendly. I don’t think any other app quite compares to it. The level of success friends have had in finding great girls on ThaiFriendly is second to none. ThaiFriendly is very popular and basic membership is free–but if you’re looking for the love of your life, or want to meet as many women as possible, then the paid subscription of ThaiFriendly is not only cheap, but ideal.

A beautiful Thai woman wearing elegant clothes and holding an umbrella.

A premium membership gives you access to more information about your date, including how long she’s been on the site. This lets you to gauge whether she’s serious too, or if she’s been on it for years, hunting for her next one-nighter.

ThaiCupid

Very similar to ThaiFriendly is Cupid Media’s ThaiCupid. This is a full-blown membership site with some quality to it. If you want to find a more refined lady, chances are may be on ThaiCupid. The membership fee is enough to dissuade the rif-raf competition from joining, and the ladies will know you are serious.

Unlike ThaiFriendly’s easy to navigate system, I found ThaiCupid slightly more complicated. I also found the ladies harder to communicate with, but you can definitely land a quality girlfriend. As with all dating apps, take your time and don’t rush things. No dating app is immune from bad apples.

Facebook

This is probably one of the least used, but best ways to date in Thailand. Facebook definitely doubles as one of the best dating apps in Thailand. If you simply search for locals in your search field and add them as friends, some will accept your friend request. As soon as they do, you can do a new search for random (local) first names–and don’t forget to include the city name in the search. It will list all names in your network of Thai friends.

As your network grows, so will the results.

I’ve also been added by people this way, and I ended up meeting a couple. The advantage here is that these women aren’t usually on dating sites, so you have zero competition. They may not speak the best of English, so a working command of Thai is recommended.

If I were to choose which of these 5 best dating apps in Thailand I prefer,

I would give dibs to ThaiFriendly, and Skout would a close second. With these two alone, you’ll be on your way to meeting miss perfect in no time.

I would then recommend the other three if you have time.

If you don’t like competition, Facebook requires a bit more work, but you can meet some very exclusive girls this way. This means your date won’t be receiving 100 messages from foreigners on her phone every minute. After all, if your girl is on any dating website there will always be competition for her attention.

Silhouette of a Thai girl in a temple with a lush forest background that is faded and soft.

The best dating apps in Thailand will help you find a great girlfriend, but they may equally give you a bad experience. I highly recommend you follow these dating tips for a good shot at a successful relationship.

It’s well worth doing some due diligence to protect yourself from an un-needed heartbreak, headache,

And to find real love in Thailand.

What are your favorite dating apps in Thailand? Which have you had the most success with, and why?

 

Banner for ThaiFriendly, one of the best dating apps in Thailand.

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