This is not a series of guides about Thai girlfriends or dating Thai women in Thailand. This is actually a guide about “Thai girlfriend guides” or vacation dating and Thailand travel guide for single men who want to combine nightlife, travel, and the Thai girlfriend experience.
What is a Girlfriend Guide?
In most cases she is a Thai bar girl or “self employed” girl who you have bar fined or paid to travel with you as a girlfriend, interpreter, negotiator and travel guide. For part of, or the whole duration of your vacation in Thailand.
How and where to find a Thai Girlfriend come Travel Guide in Thailand
Finding a female travel partner in Thailand, especially in a nightlife hot-spot like Pattaya will take you no time at all, comparatively. But if you don’t want to do the legwork or hard bargaining in beer bars, nightclubs or go-go bars, you can easily find a travel companion online with the help of the only Thailand vacation dating website.
Bar-girls frequent the bars and nightlife scenes at most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, including Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, and Chiang Mai to a lesser extent. Pattaya has the highest concentration of bars and bar girls, so Pattaya would be the best starting point.
Bar-girls are chatty, great fun, and sometimes very forward. If you happen to mention you intend traveling alone to other destinations in Thailand there’s a very good chance she will ask if she can come along. It’s that easy!.
But just because the girl you just met is cute and has “come to bed eyes” does not necessarily mean she is going to be a good traveling companion, or suitable girlfriend. Remember, you’re looking for a tour guide, you don’t want to be stuck with a fantastic lover who is going to be useless or unhelpful during your travels.
Spend a day, or preferably 2 days with her before you travel, and evaluate her suitability and compatibility. Her command of the Thai language is obviously going to be perfect, but can she speak and understand English or another language well enough to convey your requests or message to another Thai speaker.
Paying Bar Fine, Paying the Bar Girl
Unless you have chosen a freelancer you will have to pay a bar-fine. The bar fine is compensation paid to the girl’s employer for days the girl does not work.
I previously wrote a detailed guide about paying for bar girls, but basically, the cost of the bar fine depends what kind of bar it is. You might get lucky and pay as little 300 – 500 baht per day at some beer bars and shop-house bars, but take a dancer from a go-go bar and you could be paying a daily bar fine of 1,500 – 2000 baht.
You might be able to negotiate a cheaper long term bar fine by speaking to the mamasan or bar owner, don’t expect discounts, but it’s always worth asking.
The amount you pay the girl every day depends on several variables, such as your negotiating skill, her daily salary from the bar, and what she typically earns with all extras including tips and commission for lady drinks sold. In reality, around 2000 baht per day is what a lot bar girls ask for, even if you only take them overnight and kiss them goodbye in the morning.
Your bargaining power is the free holiday. Most bar-girls work long hours 7 days a week, if they want to take time off outside their usual holiday periods they have to pay their own bar fine. So you can imagine how appealing your offer is, it’s guaranteed money, and a welcome break from the bar. If you are planning a long tour of 2 weeks or more and you pay all travel, food and living costs, you should budget around 1000 baht a day for the girl. If you’re only traveling for a few days you can expect a harder bargain.