I couldn't talk about Thai dating sites on this blog without mentioning Thaifriendly.
Whether it is the N°1 or not, people always talk about it.
And it's easy to understand why.
It already claims more than 2 million users and has an active community that makes it one of the best sites to meet single Thais in Thailand and abroad.
Easy signup, clean interface, tons of users, detailed profiles, lots of filters to find the perfect date... ThaiFriendly has a lot of good features that play in its favor.
But there are also things that are a bit annoying, like the limited number of messages you can send on a free account or the old school design.
So what is Thaifriendly really worth?
That's what we're gonna see in this review.
- The number one Thai dating app ?
- Thaifriendly Sign Up
- Setup your profile
- Find Dates on Thaifriendly
- Thaifriendly Premium
- Pros and Cons
- ThaiFriendly Review - Takeaways
- More about ThaiFriendly
The number one Thai dating app ?
At least that's what Thaifriendly website claim right on their homepage.
Right where they also say that the app has over 2 million users.
Impossible to verify but if we consider that Thailand has almost 70 million people and welcomes over 30 million visitors each year, that sounds possible.
On top of that, we have to keep in mind that the app is available worldwide.
That means you can use Thaifreindly to find Thai girls in the US, the UK, and even in other countries in Asia like Japan, China, or Korea.
But that's definitely in Thailand where you will find most of the users.
And unlike Tinder or Happn that only show people around you, with Thai Friendly, you can see all the profiles on the app and search by city or region.
Useful when you're planning a trip.
The site also seems to be more suited for people who look for something serious with the possibility to filter profiles by education, occupation...
You can even know if your future date has children and/or if they want some.
A great option if you're looking for more than a casual date.
Anyway, enough with the introduction, let's dive into the app.
How to get started on Thaifriendly?
Thaifriendly Sign Up
Creating an account on Thaifriendly is pretty fast and can be done in a few minutes.
Choose between signing up with Facebook or your mobile phone follow the 3 steps to get started.
Step 1: Add a username, login details, and basic info
Step 2: Add more details about yourself
Step 3: Pick what you're looking
And that's it.
Now that you're done with the first 3 steps, you can go to your profile and start adding more details about yourself and what you're looking for, or skip it for now and start to play right away.
Setup your profile
After signing up, you can go to your profile and answer questions to give more details about you and what you're looking for to help the app match you with similar profiles.
That's not a mandatory step but I feel like if you're looking for something special, like a serious relationship, someone that wants children or on the opposite, something casual, that helps a lot to find the right people instead of just browsing randomly through the profiles.
I also like the fact that profiles are really complete and that everything is accessible for everyone to see.
On most dating apps you're always asking the same questions to learn more about someone.
What they do for a living, what kind of relationship they want, where they live, if they have children...
At least on Thaifriendly, you know right away and don't have to ask these questions a thousand times.
On top of that, the more your profile is detailed, the more chances you have to be messaged by single girls, guys, or ladyboys that have common interests and views.
So grab a drink and take a few minutes to set up your profile properly.
Find Dates on Thaifriendly
There are 2 ways to search for a date on the app.
1. Browse through all the profiles
With the normal search you can browse through all the profiles on the app and use a bunch of filters to find specific profiles :
- Gender (girls, ladyboys, or girls and ladyboys)
- Age (min and max)
- Have Photo
- Online now
- English / Thai ability (premium)
- Education (premium)
- Weight / Height (premium)
- Newest members (premium)
That's pretty complete and great to narrow down the options to find what you really want.
Want someone in Bangkok that speaks decent English and over 1m60?
Use the filters to find just that.
2. Play Search
The play search option is similar to other popular dating apps that have the famous swipe function.
Based on the filters you put, the app shows you profiles that match with what you're looking for.
For each profile they show you, you can choose to like, hide, or message directly.
Then it moves on to the next one.
That's a more playful way to browse threw all the profiles.
But at the same time, there are so many people on the app that I feel like it's better to start by doing a search with the filters to be more efficient and then switch to play when you've got some time to spare.
But I like the fact that they give you the option one or the other.
Even if it doesn't look like it a first, Thaifriendly chat is really fast and well built.
I know, with such a chunky design you would expect something a bit behind in terms of technology.
I was too.
But it's working just fine.
You can also sort your inbox by the last messages you sent, unread messages, or the last message you received.
Quite useful when you start to have a ton of messages in your inbox.
That's another function I really like and one similar to what some people are doing with bots on Tinder.
You can do mass messaging on Thai Friendly!
You can send a message or photo to up to 250 users at the same time.
Don't have time to waste?
Automate the chat and send messages to hundreds of girls, guys, and/or ladyboys at once and see who answers.
The only annoying thing about Thai friendly chat is it's limited to 1 message every 10 minutes with a free account.
So you better switch to premium if you want to land a date quickly.
Thaifriendly is free to use but has a premium version that offers additional features.
Let's be honest, the premium version is almost mandatory if you really want to take advantage of ThaiFriendly and land dates in a matter of hours and not days.
The free version only allows you to send 1 message every 10 minutes.
So imagine how long it would take to get to know someone and plan a date for free.
On the other side, Thaifriendly premium does give you access to a lot more than unlimited messages, including some really cool features.
- Unlimited messaging. Send as many messages and comments as you want.
- Advanced search. Use all the filters available to narrow down your search (height, weight, education, children, and more...).
- More privacy. You can put your profile online or offline whenever you want and hide it from non-premium users.
- Slide your way into her DMs. Your messages arrive automatically on top of her inbox, above the messages from free users.
- See who likes you. You can see who checked your profile and who read your messages. You can also see who marked your profile as a favorite.
There's 4 different types of premium subscriptions :
- 1 Month - $24.95
- 3 Months - $49,95 ($16,65 / month)
- 6 Months - $69,95 ($11,65 / month)
- 1 Year - $119,95 ($9,99 / month)
Payment methods and refund
You can pay for the premium membership by credit card or with PayPal.
They also have a 15 days refund policy.
So you can try Thaifriendly premium features for a few days to see if it's worth it for you and cancel it if you don't.
Thaifriendly app is available on both the App Store and Play store.
So both Android users and iPhone/iPad owners can use the app on the go.
Like the website, the app is really simple to use and go straight to the point.
Actually, the app has a way better design than the web version.
The website is only better to set up your account, do advanced searches, and manage messages if you have a ton of them.
But if you have only a few messages, once you've signed up and already matched with Thai singles on the web version, switch to the app to chat.
It's way easier to use.
Unless you're talking to 50 different girls of course. 😅
Pros and Cons
To sum up everything we said above about Thaifriendly, here's what to keep in mind.
👍 Pros :
- Easy to use
- Girls, Guys, and Ladyboys
- A ton of active users
- Really detailed profiles (height, education, occupation...)
- Possibility to search in different cities/countries
- Play search (swipe left or right)
- You can view who saw your profile
- Good for serious relationships and hookups
- Only $9,99 per month with a yearly subscription
- Limited chat on the free version
- Low-quality photos
- Unlimited messages only with premium
ThaiFriendly Review - Takeaways
Don't be fooled by the old school design, Thaifriendly is actually pretty good and has a lot more useful functionalities than most dating apps out there.
Of course, you're gonna need the premium membership to take full advantage of it, but the filters that let you sort the profiles by education, occupation, interests, and more really help to find the perfect date.
On top of that, with premium you can see who saw your profile, when the person was last active, what they're looking for, and even add private notes on a profile you like for future reference.
In short, it's might not be the ultimate dating site, but if you're in Thailand or into Thai girls, and looking for some fun or serious relationships this app is perfect for both.
And the advanced search of Thaifriendly will really allow you to find more effectively what you're looking for and to avoid a ton of meaningless and time-consuming conversations.
Thaifriendly is a popular dating app in Thailand. The website claim more than 2 million users in Thailand and around the world.
Create a free account on Thaifriendly, search for the perfect date with the filters, send the girl you like, offer to take her on a date.
Thaifriendly connect singles from all over Thailand. To use it, sign up for free, create your profile, browse the profiles on the site and message the girls, guys or ladyboys that you're interested in.
Thai girls join Thai dating sites like Thaifriendly to find foreigners interested in Thailand and Thai girls. Instead of normal dating sites that connect all singles, Thaifriendly is for singles looking for a Thai partner.
Based on most reviews, Thaifriendly seems as safe as other dating apps. But as always, don't give too much details about you online and be careful with your credit cards details.
More about ThaiFriendly
Thaifriendly is one of the most popular dating sites in Thailand with over 2 million members and over 1 million monthly active users.
It's the perfect app to meet Thai Girls and Ladyboys in Thailand, from Bangkok to Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and more.
The site is owned, edited, and operated by Oxixo Private Limited, a company registered in Singapore.
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Now tell me about you.
Have you tried Thai Friendly?
What did you think about it?
I'm curious to know how was your experience and how it compares to other dating apps you tried.
Let me know in the comments.