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“She treats me like no woman ever has before,” say the Western men who have fallen in love with a Thai girl.
But what do they mean? What is this special kind of treatment that drives them crazy, and what we, Western women, don’t seem to be able to provide? When asked, men say that Thai women just have something we don’t have, but that it’s difficult to put it into words. They say Thai women are magical. But can pure magic explain the reason men lust over them? Why do men really fall in love with Thai girls? What’s reality, what’s illusion? And how can men be so charmed, they say they could never again date a Westerner?
This could be partly explained by the image that’s been created of Asian women in the media: the stereotype features an exotic and erotic beauty that respects, appreciates and pleases her man. And often, it seems, men are in love with Thai women way before they even step onto that plane taking them to Thailand. When they land, the stereotype hold true at least as far as looks go, and the men are hooked.
“She is so beautiful,” is the first thing men say about their Thai girlfriends. Many Thai women have delicate features and small frames compared to Westerners, but are still “amazingly curvy, according to the men. They have long, silky, black hair and golden skin. And they look young, always younger than they are.
Western women have a hard time understanding why a Thai woman is nothing less than a goddess to many Western men. Perhaps the answer is simple: differences attract. Western women similarly fall for the dark and exotic beach boys on their holidays in the Bahamas, Bali and Southern Europe perhaps just because it’s something they don’t get at home. But looks only go so far – what keeps men committed to their Thai love even after the first-time excitement is over?