In a past article we have covered speed dating in general and answered the question of whether we think it works or not. But how about when it comes to speed dating in one of the most cliche cities in the world where Western Men meet Thai Ladies.
Let’s first put aside the stereotypes here and declare we are not talking about older, wealthy white man meets younger Thai girl in a bar or online. Here we are focusing on men and ladies of similar age and career status. There are many young foreign men and ladies working in Bangkok with international companies looking for love with each other, as well as some men looking for love with a Thai lady too. In fact many foreign guys when coming to working in a professional capacity in Thailand are not seeking a particular lady from Thailand or anywhere else, they come to work hard. But inevitably those that are single will want to meet other ladies whether they are also foreign or Thai.
Likewise for single ladies coming to Bangkok to work they will be looking for foreign men to date. This article aims to help people increase their dating pool and find the right partner for them.
Meet Connect Develop Speed Friending in Bangkok
Although advertised as a fun networking event where you can meet like minded individuals, when you read between the lines, speed friending is basically Speed Dating. It’s aim is connect like minded professionals, both men and ladies in a friendly atmosphere. Why they advertise themselves as not being a dating service must be for some sort of legal reason but that’s basically what the people who sign up for the event will have in mind.
The next event is on the 29th Feburary at Chopes Bar which is located directly between Asok and Nana BTS Stations just off Sukhumvit road. Tickets are cheap whether early bird or not at just 200 or 300thb respectively. It’s organised by Meet Connect Develop and the official Meet Up Group holding regular Speed Friending Events is can be found here – https://www.meetup.com/Meetup-Bangkok-New-in-Town/
Dating and Party Cruise
Lately a small popular party boat rental company Sabai Cruise have come up with the idea of a dating and party experience combined whilst cruising along the Bangkok River front.
Upon their larger boat – Sanook, people will get the chance to meet up to 79 other single people as they mingle and enjoy a buffet whilst partying the night away enjoying great music on board. This novel idea is certainly a new take on how professionals can meet one another. With the price likely to be around 2,000 THB per person, it’s definately for those seriously looking for love and not just a fling!
As Sabai come closer to launching this event, we will keep you posted as to where to book tickets if your interested or you can find out more at their website – https://sabaicruise.com/.
Although not a dating event, Internations is an excellent way to develop business contacts and meet people on a similar professional level to yourself so if your an expat in Bangkok it’s definitely worth checking one of their many events out for both.
Internations allows skilled professionals to come together from many countries around the world in one single place and even allows local professional Thai’s to join too.
You can party the night away at one of their glamorous events held weekly for expats here – https://www.internations.org/bangkok-expats. Become a member to find out their full schedule and event information.