Pattaya Girls & the 'Girlfriend Experience'

A clear distinction between Pattaya girls and the regular Thai girls that you will meet in the non-tourist focused areas of the country needs to be drawn if you value your mental health, your finances, and your reputation.

Following the advice that I’ve given about regular Thai girls is a fine thing, but applying it to the ladies in Pattaya will put you at risk of landing yourself in trouble...

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If you ignore everything else that I tell you, trust me on this one, getting too attached is like asking for heartbreak and ruin. Stick with regular Thai girls if a lasting romance is what you are looking for.

The girls in Pattaya are the stuff of dreams if you just want a casual holiday romance, but they can be the stuff of nightmares if you allow yourself to get too emotionally involved, and don’t go thinking that it can’t happen to you; it is much easier than you might believe.

On the other hand, what Pattaya girls do offer you is the opportunity to recapture the glory days of your misspent youth… and then some!

NOTE: I am aware that there are some readers who will be a little concerned at the tone of my writing here so let me clarify my position. As regards the pay-for-pleasure industry, I neither promote it nor condemn it, but it does exist and I’m not going to ignore it.

The arguments as to the morals of participating in this industry, or not, are unclear in my opinion. My viewpoint is that consenting adults are best placed to use their own judgement in deciding what is right for them. With that said, let’s have a look at just exactly what is on offer.

What to expect from Pattaya Girls

I’m going to be absolutely clear at this point, it is the girlfriend experience (GFE) that Pattaya girls are best known for. For those of you that don’t know what this means, it refers to the type of relationship that you would be able to have with the working-girls, assuming that you did decide to spend some alone-time with one.

You can get a GFE from working-girls the world over but the difference is in terms of cost. In the west I’ve seen prices quoted in thousands of dollars for a single night’s entertainment; in Thailand you can find a very attractive lady for as little as 2,000 Thai Baht per day (less than $60) – and for that she’ll treat you like a superstar!

Most western men think of a liaison with a prostitute as being a very sordid, business-like engagement where you can touch this, but you can’t touch that, this is allowed, but this isn’t, and so on. Forget all that nonsense when you are in Pattaya.

I’m not saying that absolutely anything goes, but you can expect the same sort of intimacy that you would receive from a genuine girlfriend back home, and you’ll be treated with utmost care and respect too.

It’s no wonder that so many men have fallen into the honey-trap of a long-distance relationship with one of these ladies, some of them really do take care of your every whim when you are with them.

The trick is to utterly refuse to allow your ego to convince you that you really are a younger, better looking version of George Clooney, and to make sure that you do not form any lasting attachment. Trouble is almost certainly in store for you if you allow your ego to get ahead of itself.

There are differences in the sort experiences that you’ll have with the working-girls depending on what sort of establishment you met in. I’ve given lots of advice on that on my Thai Girls page and I recommend that you have a good read of the information given there if you are planning a trip to Thailand any time soon. It will prepare you for some of the things that you will experience, and hopefully it will also prepare your emotional defenses from falling prey to one of these lovely sirens.

Many of them are so petite, sweet, and softly spoken that you’ll want to whisk them up, wrap them in cotton wool, and sing them to sleep with a lullaby…. amongst other things that you’ll want to do with them!

pattaya girlsSome gogo girls on pattaya's Walking Street

As much as you might think that they share your attraction, some of the girls are not even heterosexual and some have lesbian partners that work with them in the bars. Sometimes you’ll spot a girl go off to get the approval of her girlfriend before heading off with a customer.

In other cases the girl may be heterosexual, but she is married and her husband is fully aware of how she earns her money. If a girl is not married, she will still usually have a boyfriend hanging around somewhere in the background, no matter how much she denies it.

Characteristics of Pattaya Girls

Pattaya is by far the largest and most popular destination for tourists seeking the pleasure of some female company, so here are some details about Pattaya girls and what sets them apart:

  • In appearance, Pattaya girls tend to be a little shorter, more petite, and darker-skinned than the girls in other areas. This is because many of them originate from the Isaan province of Thailand where the people have some ancestry originating from Laos. However, the sheer size of Pattaya means that there are girls of all sorts in abundance.
  • The prices in Pattaya are amongst the lowest that you’ll find; only Chiang Mai compares favourably in this regard. By this I mean all prices, not just the money that the working girls will charge; food & drink, hotels, taxis and everything else is very cheap.
  • The sheer size of the P4P industry in Pattaya means that you will never be short of options for finding someone new. There are hundreds of bars and something like 30,000 girls to choose from. Having lots of bars to choose from is important because you are best advised to only ever take one lady from any given bar. The reason for this is because loss of face, jealousy and violence can result if you ever shun a previous acquaintance in favour of one of her work colleagues.
  • In some parts of Thailand you might be looked down upon if it becomes known, amongst regular Thais, that you have used the services of a working-girl. In Pattaya nobody will care in the slightest, which makes for a nice, stress-free environment.
  • The GFE is still going strong in Pattaya. In some other areas it is gradually being replaced by the more business-like type of engagement that you find with working-girls in the west.
soi 7 pattaya girlsSome Pattaya girls on an early evening venture down Soi 7

As an additional note, if you are attracted by the idea of getting up close and personal with some Pattaya girls, my advice is to make hay whilst it lasts! The same economic development that has improved general perceptions of westerners amongst regular Thai ladies has also led to alternative job opportunities for would-be bar-girls.

Whilst Pattaya is still going strong it is not as bountiful as it once was...

Technology has also played a part in moving girls away from the bars; mobile phone cameras make many scared of being seen by someone back home, whilst online dating sites have created opportunities to find a western customer without the need to work in a bar at all. Both effects have led to declining numbers of girls in the bars, and rising prices asked by those who remain.

Pattaya girls and 'bar-fine' mechanics

On the subject of Pattaya girls, you may have heard of the term bar-fine before and wondered what it means - you'll soon find out if you ever visit sin city!

Basically it is a fee that is paid directly to a bar for acquiring the services of one of the girls that work there. If you want to head off with the girl, the bar will need to be compensated for releasing their employee to you. It has nothing to do with the payment that your chosen lady will want for her services, that is strictly between the two of you and nothing to do with the bar.

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There are several different scenarios whereby you may be asked to pay a bar-fine, but it is only a legitimate request if it applies to a girl that works in the bar. The bar is after all paying her wages, and they aren't doing that so that she can head off with you, they want her working in the bar pulling in customers, serving beers, and so on. So the bar-fine is a release fee... or is it?

Even if you meet another customer in a bar, there are some that will want to charge you if you decide to leave together. In that case it would be a fee for having provided a meeting place. On one occasion I met a fellow Englishman in a bar and played a few games of pool with him. 20 minutes later the bar manager was asking if we would like to pay a bar-fine to leave together!

This nonsense is, of course, totally unenforceable and totally unreasonable. So politely decline to pay if you want to take a companion out of a bar if she doesn't actually work there. It does depend somewhat on the venue as to whether or not you'll be asked to pay in these circumstances - discos certainly won't charge you, and neither will the larger 'freelance' bars, but some of the smaller beer-bars might try a more opportunistic approach.


Never forget that it is much easier to find yourself getting emotionally involved with a Pattaya girl than you might think. If you have never visited Thailand before then you might be quite surprised by the attention that will come your way, and it is extremely easy to get a bit carried away by it.

Many men have made this mistake, and most have ended up losing friends, family, fortunes and more. Virtually all of these men started out with the same mindset that you have right now i.e. that Pattaya girls are working-girls and there's no chance on this planet that I could ever become attached to such a lady.

Pattaya beer gardenThe view from 'Pattaya Beer Garden', a popular bar/restaurant.

The reason why so many western men fall into this trap is because they can’t reconcile their own instincts with the typical deceptions that are employed by Pattaya girls and other long-game Thai working-girls.

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Our western instincts are often based on rules that just don’t apply in a Buddhist country like Thailand, where the girls that you’ll come into contact with may have had to face economic hardship the like of which we in the west never face.

There is no better teacher than necessity, and it has taught Thailand’s working-girls to lie convincingly like nothing you can imagine, so don’t get lulled in by their words or deeds.

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