Sending Thai Bargirls money?
You get a girl out of the club but you never get the Club out of the Thai Bargirl.
In times of Corona and closed borders, it is not easy to keep in touch with your Thai friends. Line and WhatsApp can keep you in touch with Pattaya, but what if your Thai girlfriend or Thai Bargirl asks you for money?
I regularly get stomach aches when I hear the stories of Farangs being cheated. A friend of mine sent 10000 baht a month to a Thai Bargirl he was in love with. The Thai Bargirl always told him that she no longer works in the bar and is waiting for him at home. When he returned to Thailand 11 months later, he found that he was lied to . He spent 110.000 baht on something called an ilusion.
If you should think about sending money to your Thai Bargirl. Ask yourself the question, why should your Thai girlfriend be different from others? The first question should be, where did you meet your girl? In a bar, club or in the country? I mean, there are honest bar girls too, but there's a good chance you're just one financier of many.
The word “I love you” is easy for Thai Bargirls to say. The only question is, is it true? In the US or Europe, you wouldn't even think of giving money to a girl you've only met for a short time, unless you're a sugar daddy.
Thai girls can be very resourceful when it comes to pulling money out of the Farang's pocket every month. I once had a Thai girlfriend who didn't want any money from me but from 7! other men got money from abroad. My opinion on this is very clear. If it's an emergency and my ex-girlfriend contacts me then I have no problem sending $100 to Thailand. Then I would like to be pampered for free on my next vacation. However, if it is a girl that you met over the Internet or maybe only had 1 beer, then save your money better for your next vacation.
If you want send money to Thailand there are different options and providers.
PayPal is a popular way to send money to Girls in Thailand. But note that there are always fees. Even if you send the money as a friend. You or your girlfriend always pay fees!
As soon as your Thai Girl wants to withdraw the money to her bank account, another 3-4 days pass. PayPal is probably the best known provider for transferring money to Thailand, but it is also the slowest. Sometimes it just takes too long for the money to get into your girlfriend's bank account. If she has money with PayPal, she can send it to you and you send it back to her via Moneygram or Wise.
Thank you Martin for your hint. PayPal is currently not accepting new customers in Thailand (as of May 2021). So it may well be possible that your Girlfriend will tell you that she doesn't have PayPal or she can't open an account.
You can send money to your friend online with Moneygram in seconds. All you need is your credit card and a Moneygram account. Only seconds later, your friend can withdraw the money from Moneygram with an 8-digit number. Moneygram branches can be found at Central Festival or Big C on North Pattaya Road.
Wise (formerly Transferwise):
My current favorite for send money to Thailand is Wise. Here you have to register first and then you can transfer money directly to your girlfriends bank account in Thailand. You will always be informed about the next step and you can see when the money will be credited to your girlfriend.
With Wise it is also possible to pay bills in Thailand. Here you only enter the account number, address & name of the recipient and the money will be with the recipient within a short time.
Sending money with Western Union is just as easy as with Moneygram. The money can be sent online with a credit card and is ready for collection in Thailand seconds later. Here your girl needs an 10-digit code to withdraw the money.
Giving your Thai girlfriend your credit card is a very bad idea. I did this once when I was married to a Romanian woman and within 3 days my account was $ 20,000 in the red. I never got the money back.
You get a girl out of the club but you never get the Club out of the Thai Bargirl. Therefore, think twice about whether you are ready to sending Thai Bargirls money to Thailand.