Thai Friendly has over 1 million members, making it one of the top two dating sites to find a Thai match. In terms of the number of members online at any given time, it is arguably the most active.
TF brings together an interesting mix of women:
From the young and bubbly “good-time girls”, to the students looking for something casual but supportive, to the 30-somethings who'd like something more serious, and some 40+ women looking for romance and adventure.
Historically, it has been considered more of a “hook-up” site, but this is slightly unfair and mostly attributed to its rather amateur appearance and broad range of members – and indeed some of the men who use the platform to seek out dates while in Thailand. Fair enough.
But as you'll see later on, there are a number of success stories reported from members who have dated and in many cases gone on to marry women from the site.
Whether that's your thing or not, relationships of all kinds do arise from this Thai dating site.
In its early days, TF also attracted a fair amount of ladyboys, which put a lot of people off. As the site developed, a filter was provided so that you could better select your match. Moreover, many of the Ladyboys moved on to a more dedicated platform – ladyboydating.com.
What I would say is that if you are really sure you want a serious relationship, or to start courting online and have a distance relationship for a while, with a woman with a decent job, educated (perhaps), not really into bars and clubbing, you get my drift – then jump straight to my review of Thai Cupid (has the most members of any Thai dating site) by clicking here.
However, if you're still into the fun vibe of ThaiFriendly and open to options, please do read on.
ThaiFriendly Review – Pros & Cons
It’s a no frills platform, as you’ll see from the interface. That makes it friendly to non-tech savvy users.
I totally get why the owners have left this interface design as it is for so long and not really changed much: it's because it makes it accessible for all. There are women on here from all levels of educational background, and some may not be very good when it comes to navigating websites like this.
I really dig the fact that there’s none of this ‘dating compatibility testing' that takes hours to fill out, and ends up matching you with unsuitable matches, anyway!
I guess that can have its downside because you don't get as much information on a person as you'd like, but at the same time, that would probably put a lot of the women off registering – Thais don't like to give away much personal information too quickly!
On ThaiFriendly you just register a basic profile check out who's online and start sending messages.
So positively you will hear from all sorts of women, but negatively maybe a lot you don't want to hear from 🙂 But hey, it’s all good fun, especially when you’ve nothing to do of a evening.
As I said previously, TF has more of a community vibe than other Thai dating sites. It’s not so serious, I guess. This makes it a good entry point for those in a “what the hell” frame of mind when diving into online dating. Stick your feet in the pool and see what happens!
If you want to do instant chat – like instant messaging on Facebook or Whatsapp – you need the instant chat feature. That is only available on a paid subscription. I'll get to the cost of that in a moment.
Its super good fun on there because you can start multiple chats and actually start communicating real-time instead of waiting for a message to come through.
Is it Worth Joining ThaiFriendly?
In a nutshell, yes.
I have really enjoyed using Thai Friendly. Its easy going in so many ways.
The community of women on there are open to chatting and generally polite and friendly; I genuinely believe many women and guys are on there just to shoot the breeze and flirt a bit sometimes.
In a way that can be a bad thing, as it may suggest some members already have partners and are engaging in extra curricular activities, so to speak.
But that's life. You can soon suss that out if you move to deeper communication. If you're looking for a date when in Thailand, though, TF could be your best option.
I find that on average there is usually around 4,000 members online, but it depends on the time of day. Consider your time zone when logging on, and most Thai women could be asleep – at least the good girls anyway, hah!
One great plus point about TF is that you can start sending emails immediately for free, without upgrading.
Basically, it's as easy as clicking on a profile and selecting to send a message.
The Thai Language Feature
Just a quick note on this, as it won’t really concern you, but it’s worth mentioning this because it is key to TF' success and one advantage it has over other Thai dating sites.
Basically, the platform lets Thai girls sign up in Thai, and then via translation software helps them communicate in English with you. How cool is that?
This means you get a ton of girls on there that you wouldn’t find on other sites.
However, it also means you get plenty of women who can’t communicate well in English – so what would you do if you actually met up? Cross that bridge when you come to it, I guess.
What else is there to do when you can’t chat?
Smut aside, Thai Friendly makes for a really diverse dating community and an awesome place to meet Thai women you wouldn’t normally be able to chat to.
My Personal Experience On Thai Friendly
Firstly, let me say I am overwhelmed by the amount of girls online whenever I log-on. There must have been in excess of two thousand the first time, and at peak times this number was double that and more
Once I’d waded through a few profiles, I started sending emails. It wasn’t long before I received a few basic messages and the following pictures:
I’d say 25 percent of the girls I have chatted with are bargirls or freelancers, 3 percent turned out to be ladyboys when they sent their pictures over, and 65 percent are genuine girls up for dating, perhaps with a view to more.
Those are pretty good statistics.
And let’s face it, even if you do end up hooking up with a freelance hooker, if that’s your thing, it’s a whole lot easier and more discreet through Thai Friendly than it is trawling bars and discos.
That said, it's easy to bypass that option and find some damn hot students and office girls looking for a fun night out, or some “getting to know you at distance”, with a view to meeting in Thailand at some point.
As I mentioned earlier, it's free to register and there's no obligation go for a paid membership, but of course, to begin chatting on instant messenger you'll need to upgrade.
The premium membership pricing structure hasn't changed in about 5 years or so. It's flat rate and pretty reasonable and certainly competitive:
- Option A) $24.95 for a 30-day membership
- Option B) $49.95 for a 3-month membership
- Option C) $69.95 for 6 month
- Option D) $99.95 for a 1-year (365-day) membership
My Opinion Summary, In a Nutshell…
Thai Friendly is fun, period. It's easy to get going and easy to use.
One I thing I would say is don't bother with the app versions first off. The app is a bit of a pain to register on and get your profile started, Start by registering on the desktop site first and once you have everything sorted you can download the app if you want.
You might not meet the love of your life on TF, but if you’re single, or dare I say, doing the dirty, then Thai Friendly is a fun adult playground to take a shot in the dark and see what can happen.
The profiles are all genuine, which is more than I can say for some of the lesser Thai dating sites (not mentioning any names), and you'll definitely get to interact with some women very quickly. go for it!
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