Last updated on November 15th, 2022 at 11:39 pm
Have you recently met someone in the land of smiles who you wanted to get to know better? These words for dating in Thai could be just the guide you need to jump-start your romantic life or seal the deal in your next relationship with that beautiful Thai girl or handsome Thai boy. Here are a few key terms to know:
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What Are The Words And Phrases For Dating In Thai?
Below are some words you can use when starting out dating. You can actually turn each of these words into a question by added mai ka or mai krap at the end. Ka is used if you’re a female asking a questions and krab for men making an enquiry.
For example if you wanted to ask if someone had a husband in a really simple way you can ask S̄āmī mai krap?
Phrases For Dating In Thai
If you wanted to ask someone out, or ask to spend time with someone you like, these are some questions you can ask.
Phrases For Replying To Dating Questions In Thai
Maybe a Thai person has asked you out! This may be a welcome event or possibly unwelcome. Here are ways you can respond either way.
Romantic Thai Phrases
Here are some ways to offer compliments to someone you like and even express your feelings towards them in Thai.
What Is It Like To Date A Thai Woman Man Or Thai Man?
Here we are on decidedly shaky ground.
A common way to answer this is to make a sweeping generalization, but people are far more complicated than what that guy in the bar in Bangkok says.
The psychological makeup of people is far more expansive within a culture rather than across different cultures. In my experience, you’re equally likely to gel with a Thai person as you are with someone of your own nationality if you share the same inherent personality traits like extroversion or neuroticism.
We can perhaps make a few safe claims based on sociological study; for example, 95% of Thai people are Buddhist, which probably means your prospective partner is going to have taken on some of the teachings of the Buddha. This might manifest as a positive detachedness; someone almost crashes into you on the highway, and your Thai partner bares no animosity toward them.
Another thing we can say is that Thai people think about marriage much faster. The average age for marriage in Thailand is 27, whereas, in England, it’s 37. This is something to consider if you don’t plan to marry until later in life.
Somewhat shockingly, 23% of girls are married by the time they’re 18, although that is definitely in more rural areas. Thailand is moving toward western marriage trends in other ways; for example, in the ten years ending in 2016, divorce rates had gone up from 26% to 39%.
Another thing to consider is the divide between the rural and urban. Roughly 50% of Thai people live in the countryside, and one marker of philosophical difference, even in the West, is between people who live in the country and city.
Finally, it is worth considering the financial position of the average Thai person. The average GDP per person is around $8,000. Compare that to Switzerland, with an average GDP of $86,000. This opens up all sorts of complications, including parts of the world that are more inaccessible for Thai people. My advice, if you’re from Switzerland, pick up the check on the first date ;p
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