Thailand is one of those rare places that make you feel like you’re either in a movie or in a music video. It just doesn’t seem like real life. If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Thia men compare in all categories.
The whole country is filled with amazing historic and cultural sites, scenic nature, and beautiful Thai people.
American women looking for Thai men find them exotic, and I’m here to give you insider info and some Thai men dating tips.
Also, if you are here for the hot pictures and Instagram models, I’ll be sure to put a lot of those, so stay tuned!
What are Thai men like?
Before we get to the troublesome world of international dating, I should teach you more about what are Thai men like and break some Thai men stereotypes.
There are always good things and bad things and we shouldn’t generalize the whole nation based on individuals, but there are some things that most Thai men have in common.
These things might depend on which part of the country they’re from, so don’t be afraid to let some hot Thai men surprise you!
Western people often think that all Asians look similar.
Well, the truth is that most of the time, they feel the same way about us.
The one thing that we can also agree on is that we look at each other as exotic people, which gives us an exotic vibe.
Just like most of their Asian neighbors, Thai males usually have a round face, oblong eyes, a flat nose, and high, prominent cheekbones.
However, unlike the Japanese and Korean, their skin is not as pale, and they are in fact quite tanned.
When it comes to their built their bodies are not as slender as some other Asian people, but they are also not too pudgy or obese like Americans usually are.
However, the biggest issue that I ran into is their height.
Typical Thai men are not as tall as I would personally like, but there’s still some of them that are tall enough, and some that are perfect for women who are of smaller stature.
The average height of a Thai man is about 5’6”, and this can be a big con for a lot of people.
But this is just a physical trait and you might find out more things about them that you like.
They kind of get a high grade in this area because Bangkok is one of the liveliest and colorful places that I have ever visited, but when it comes to their fashion sense and the way that they dress I can’t really say that Thai men have a lot of style.
Well, yeah, of course, that some of them do, but if you’re not looking for a hi-so (or high-society) man from Bangkok, you’re not likely to find sexy Thai men that care that much about fashion itself.
However, people from Thai tend to dress colorfully, so at least you can know that your Thai boyfriend won’t be boring!
Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating
On top of the physical trait ratings for Thai men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Thai men we see on Tinder. We call it the 1,000 Tinder swipe rating. It is extremely accurate and gives a very good overall picture of the men and how attractive they are.
This is how it works.
We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Thailand and took note of how many handsome men there are. We jotted down how many 8’s, 9’s and 10’s there are based on their profile pictures. Here is a quick breakdown.
- 0-100 is poor
- 100-200 is OK
- 200-300 is Good
- 300 – 400 Is Incredible
- 400 + is Mindblowing (There are only a few of these)
With a Tinder Plus subscription, you can teleport to anywhere in the world and swipe for yourself. Find out more below In the section about how to meet Thai men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare.
Character Traits of Thai Men
Besides the physical traits, what are Thai men like in relationships?
I can’t say that the attributes listed below are the best representation of every Thai man, but it’s a pretty good description of most of them if you ask me.
Here are some of the most important things that you should know before dating a Thai guy.
1. Gentleman Rating
When you start dating Thai guys they’re most likely going to try to sweep you off your feet.
This isn’t something that will last forever, though.
The truth is, if a man is truly in love with you he’s going to treat you like a princess no matter how much time has passed, and the same thing goes for Thai guys.
Another pretty interesting thing is their relationship with sex. Usually, a Thai man is going to refuse if you ask him to come over, especially the first couple of times.
This is how they try to show you respect because that is how Thai men in bed act like.
You have to be careful with this because if you invite him back to your place he might think of you only as his “gik”, which is something like a lover.
The men of Thailand love their families and they respect them a lot. That is why you have to show them respect too.
When you meet Thai men and their families you have to show them how much you respect their country and origins, and they will definitely love you.
Another thing that you should know is that every man above the age of 21 has served in the army, so they’re also disciplined and have love and respect for their country.
Not all Thai guys are like this, so they’re keepers.
I can’t say for sure that being an honest Thai guy is something that can be seen often.
Actually, I had more close encounters with Thai guys who were lying to me. However, the cases that I was a part of or heard about all had something to do with the Thai dating culture.
In Thailand, it’s normal to have a lover on the side, and most guys still won’t admit to you that they’re taken.
There are always exceptions, but they’re pretty rare.
There are always going to be cheaters, no matter where you are.
Every country has them, but dating Thai guys can be exceptionally bothersome because most of them have the “gik”, or their girlfriends on the side.
However, not everybody does, and you’ll for sure find some handsome Thai guys that are opposed to the trend.
5. How protective are they?
Your date might get too protective of you, depending on the situation.
Also, they will probably consider approaches from any other men as threats and will try to keep you to themselves.
Not to mention that if you decide to join their family they’ll treat you well, so there’s no problem in this area.
This is kind of a normal thing, but remember that it’s just important to trust each other and be honest.
6. Are they resourceful?
Dating Thai men means that they can be really resourceful when it comes to things that have to be done around the house, but they can also be notoriously lazy, so be careful when choosing a guy if you plan on spending more time with him.
However, when it comes to financial resourcefulness you might find some problems. Chances are that you’ll be making more money than your man in Thailand because their standards are different.
This could make him a bit insecure, but other than that it shouldn’t be a problem if both of you actually work for a living and are ready to split the costs of living between the two of you.
Considering all the things that their dating culture entails and that we probably think are weird, Thai guys are pretty mature.
Sure, they’re friendly and they know how to joke around, but they’re still pretty mature when it comes to relationships.
So look patiently among all of the handsome Thai men and try to find the one for you.
Especially if you find the right one and you guys decide to be in a more serious relationship rather than just a fling.
One of the biggest problems that Thai guys have is their overall shyness.
If you want to meet Thai men chances are you’re going to have to wait for a while before any of them approach you.
I’m not sure if they’re this shy because of their insecurities about the way that they look or if it has something to do with the way that they meet each other and get into relationships in general.
In Thailand, unlike in most Western countries, you don’t meet people by approaching them. Advances like that are not common and therefore probably not pleasant for most Thai people.
In fact, they usually meet each other through their mutual friends.
Also, most of them go to all-boys or all-girls schools to focus on their studies, so the truth is that they just don’t have much knowledge of how to approach the other gender.
So, if you’re wondering where to meet Thai men, a bar or a club might not be the best option. In fact, you might have to be the one who approaches the guy first.
9. Are they friendly or reserved?
Anyone that has ever been to Thailand can confidently tell you that Thai people are one of the friendliest people on this planet, even though they’re shy when it comes to romantic advances.
In fact, they’re so friendly that it can be too much in some cases. For example, you think you’re going out with a guy, but you have no idea what he thinks because it just seems like the two of you are really close friends.
However, if you want somebody to hang out with and have a good time find some sexy Thai guys and rock on.
If you’re wondering what are Thai guys like in some other areas, the word “friendly” can also describe Thai guys in bed.
Thai men are quite unique among Asians.
They are very enterprising and resourceful. These traits make them the ideal man that will protect his woman and provide for her.
There are some drawbacks dating men from Thailand, though.
Read below to find out and see loads of beautiful images too.
Pros and Cons of Dating a Thai Man
Now that I answered what are Thai guys like in relationships, let’s get to some pros and cons.
International dating I one of the hardest steps that you can take, but there are plenty of things that can make it totally worth it, and some that will make you question your choices.
But I’m here to break some Thai guy stereotypes and tell you what it’s like dating a Thai man.
1. Beautiful culture
Every part of Thailand is beautiful and you should be honored to get the chance to spend some time exploring and finding out some new things about the place, culture, history, and people.
Your Thai guy will always be helpful and willing to teach you some new things.
2. They will protect you no matter what
The good thing is that if you find a Thai guy worth keeping he’s going to do anything to keep you around.
And if you happen to find a guy who doesn’t act like this there’s no point in staying with him at all! There’s plenty of hot Thai guys out there who aren’t going to take you for granted.
3. They’re the friendliest people on Earth
Even if you realize that the two of you aren’t meant to be with each other in a romantic way, you’re going to find one of the best friends in your Thai guy.
And even if you end up in a relationship, you know that you’ll have a good friend in him.
1. They are heavy drinkers
Most Thai guys like to drink and they like to drink a lot.
A Thai guy is happiest when he can spend some time just hanging out with some friends when drinking beer and whiskey.
However, this seems like a good thing only to them and not to you, and could potentially lead to problems.
2. The normalized cheating
The sole fact that it’s considered normal to have somebody besides the person that you’re in a committed relationship with is unimaginable to most Westerners, and I can’t find anything good in this.
But maybe you will.
3. Most of them will think that you’re loaded
People in Thailand, in general, think that all foreigners are filled with cash, and you might get into some situations that are embarrassing on both sides.
Not everybody is like that, but you should remember that by their standards you are richer than them.
How to meet Thai men
If you’re wondering how to meet Thai men you should remember what I mentioned before about them being shy.
There are almost zero chances that you’ll meet Thai guys and that they will actually approach you and start flirting with you.
That’s why the better way to meet single Thai guys is by using some of the dating websites that are mainly used in South East Asia.
However, a big problem here is the fact that there are more relationships formed between foreign men and Thai women, so there’s not a lot of places where you can find a lot of single Thai men online as a foreign woman.
I think that the best option where to meet Thai guys is the dating site called ThaiCupid, a website with the biggest number of users from Thailand.
There are still plenty of foreign men and Thai women here, but you can always choose who you’re interested in and where you would like them to be from, because this site’s purpose is connecting people from different parts of the planet, making it great for international dating.
Signing up is an easy process, and you can either do it with your Facebook account or your email.
Signing up with your Facebook will take you just a couple of minutes because ThaiCupid will get all the needed information from your profile, but if you want more privacy and have more time you should sign up via email.
The only info that you need at first is your email, a new password, and your age and gender.
After that, you can set up your personal profile. This step is important and you should fill it out as much as possible because you’ll have better chances that way.
Think about this – would you want to match with somebody who doesn’t have any information on his profile?
Next, you should pick a flattering and high-quality photo of yourself to put on your profile. The pictures in which you’re smiling are always better.
But you should know that every photo has to go through a verification process, so you don’t have to worry about scammers as much.
However, one of the biggest flaws of this website is that as a free member you can only get in touch with people who have a Gold or Platinum membership.
This is bad because most Thai people likely won’t have money to pay for a dating website membership, and you might have to be the one to do so. But why would that stop you from finding love?
Don’t forget to install the app for an even better chance to meet Thai guys!
Now that I thought you about how to meet a Thai guy, let’s get to some Thai guy dating tips!
How to conquer a Thai man’s heart
We learned about typical Thai guys, and now let’s learn how to win them over!
1. Show him that you like him and only him
One of the first and most important tips for dating a Thai man is showing him that you like him and only him.
They’re really shy, but you can look at him a lot and smile, and remember not to flirt with other guys so that he doesn’t stop pursuing you.
2. Don’t sleep with him on the first date
As I mentioned before, Thai guys will either look at you as a girlfriend or as just a “gik”.
If you want more than just a casual relationship with him, you have to show him that.
Chances are that he’s going to say no to you the first time you invite him over, but that’s not always the case.
3. Learn some Thai
Learn some cute phrases in Thai! Not only will you steal his heart by doing this, but you will also show him that you care about his culture.
Also, this will make it easier for the two of you to communicate, since not a lot of Thai people speak English well.
4. Be open-minded
One of the most important tips for dating a Thai man is to be open/minded towards things that you aren’t used to.
We’re all different people and sometimes you just need time to get used to the way that your man lives.
5. Split the bill on the first date
This might be considered weird to a lot of Americans out there, but in Thailand splitting the bill is something that you do to show your date that you want to be considered his equal.
It’s a normal thing and it really shows him that you can take care of yourself!
Top 3 Hottest Thai men
I know that I took some points off for the looks of Thai men in general mostly because of their height, but I made a list here of some of the hottest Thai guys that you can find, and I have to admit that most of them are pretty tall.
Without further ado, here are the sexiest Thai guys.
1. Tor Thanapob
Tor Thanapob, also known as Thanapob Leeratanakajorn (let’s stick with Tor), is a Thai… well, everything.
This dreamy dude is a singer, dancer, and actor.
He’s pretty young, only 25, but he’s really successful for his age.
He’s a part of a group called “Nine by Nine” and he took part in many notable dramas and movies.
Also, he’s 6’ tall, which is rare in Thailand and he looks really good!
2. Yuke Songpaisan
This 31-year-old man is a model and an actor, and he’s doing really well in both of those fields!
His career started with small commercials and magazines, but his more serious acting roles began in 2009.
Ever since you can see him acting in plenty of Thai television series.
He’s also an alumnus of Chulalongkorn University, and he still visits the school from time to time to give speeches and donations.
I just love an educated man!
3. Pong Nawat Kulratanarak
I had to put an older dude on this list, but look at his face and tell me whether he looks old to you?
Probably not. This man is 41 years old and I would give him 30 years max!
He’s a famous Thai actor and model, and he looks so dreamy.
Also, he’s 6’ tall and single, so if you find him keep him!
See more hot Thai men on Instagram
That’s it, y’all!
I hope you enjoyed my Thai Men Guide and you finally got a clearer picture of what it is like to date a man from Thailand.
If you want to try some of the good old international datings, be sure to check my other guides and prepare yourself!