In case you don’t know, Line is the most popular instant messenger in Thailand.
For years I’d read about people’s terrible Thai dating stories, but never really thought they applied to me, since I never frequented clubs or go-go bars. First of all, let me just preempt my story by saying that it has nothing to do with Thailand, and everything to do with the girl.
All the stories seemed to center around Thailand’s notorious go-go girls, which many foreigners fell for (and lost considerable money in the process). There are some warning signs which I wish I’d recognized when I first met her.
She was trying to earn a trust she knew she was rapidly losing.
She quickly added me to her real account and changed her relationship status to being in a relationship with me.
What initially appeared like a great, innocent girl who had just graduated college is now tattooed and lives in Pattaya.
I also connected with a girl from Thailand, and we struck up a friendship. I was surprised that she only had fifty friends on her Facebook and when I asked her about this, she said she wasn’t a big Facebook user.
This pleased me since I don’t really dig girls whose noses are buried in their cell phones, constantly updating their statuses in their eternal quest for Facebook “Likes”. We finally met face to face when I arrived in Chiang Mai four months ago.
Like many Thai girls, she brought someone along, her sister.
Line instant messages is a way of life in Thailand.
Unless a date is your mother’s age, she has a Line account, and she uses it a lot. If she doesn’t have a Line account, it’s only because she can’t decide to tell you that she actually has two.
When I confronted my Thai girl about him, she claimed he was but an ex-boyfriend.