Thai women are very popular as Asian brides for Western men.
Just don’t fall into the mistake I made of thinking that Thai women are the only Asian women you could potentially marry.
Major alternatives to Thai brides are Chinese brides and Filipina brides.
Let’s look at Chinese women, and if they’re good alternatives to Thai women.
China – Myths Exploded
I’ve dated around a dozen Chinese women and I’ve visited China four times (five if you consider Hong Kong to be a part of China).
First of all, let’s talk about money.
I read a great saying the other day:
China is a rich country with poor people in it.
From what I’ve seen of the place, that certainly rings true.
What’s also important to consider is that the Chinese women you can chat to on sites like Chinese Love Links and China Love Match tend to be from the middle-top tiers of Chinese society. It’s actually quite hard to find poor and uneducated Chinese women seeking Western husbands.
What this means is that Chinese women seeking Western husbands usually prefer men who have good jobs or good prospects. This is especially true of the younger women. If you’re a laid back type of guy, you’ll probably be better off with a Thai or Filipino bride.
Availability of Brides
China’s vast population means that there’s a huge choice of single ladies on Asian dating sites. In fact, Chinese women are beginning to outnumber Filipinas on many sites.
And we’re talking big numbers here. Chnlove has over 11,000 Chinese women on the site. What’s more, hardly any of them weigh more than 140 pounds and few smoke or drink. Believe me when I say that you’ll have a hard choice narrowing down your favourite ladies on this site!
I’ve been a member of Chinese Love Links for over a year now. I regularly get 3-4 emails a day from women who are interested in me. Keeping up with them is hard (but enjoyable) work!
As far as availability of women go, it’s just as easy to find a Chinese bride as it is a Thai bride.
Looks and Personality
You’ll find that generally speaking, Chinese women aren’t nearly so mild and submissive as Thai women are. Dragon ladies and Tiger Moms are very common in China, so be careful who you marry!
Chinese ladies have varying physical appearances. China is a vast country and the women from different provinces look different.
Having said that, generally speaking Chinese women are taller and paler skinned than Thai women. They also tend to age very gracefully indeed. Chinese mature women are still well worth dating.
Visiting China is less straightforward than visiting Thailand. To visit China you need a visa. This is usually a formality, but it’s another expense you need to budget for.
China itself is a great place to visit. If you’re starting your search for a Chinese bride, I recommend you look in a modern easy to visit city like Guangzhou or Shenzhen. Then as you get to know more about China you could visit a smaller city like Wuhan or Changsha.
English is fairly widely spoken in China, especially by the younger ladies. The high standard of English spoken by many Chinese women will surprise you!
If you’re interested in seeking a Chinese bride then the language barrier will be significant. But then again it will be much the same if you intend to look for a Thai bride.
English speaking Chinese ladies are relatively common on Chinese Love Links and China Love Match. Personally I tend to prefer dating the English speaking women, although many men think non-English speakers are somehow more exotic.
So hopefully that’s given you a brief overview of whether you should look for a Thai or Chinese bride.
If you’ve got any questions about either Thai or Chinese brides, then ask away! Use the comments section below to add your questions.