There is a lot of websites mainly catering to expats - westerners exploring the dating life / married life with Thai woman.
Online dating in Thailand today is more popular than ever.
In the early days savvy net users contacted those of interest via the popular instant messaging application of the day, ICQ.
Bangkokchat was the first Thailand-centric chat site used primarily as a place to meet the opposite sex before a bunch of pure dating sites followed.
Face-pic was popular for a while before Thailand Friends took things to the next level, bringing much functionality, and successfully bridging dating with social networking.
There were also the likes of Tagged, Date In Asia, Match and others, all of which had a following. I had heard a lot about the country, you know, bars and prostitution and that kind of turned me off the idea. I came over here, had an amazing time and my ideas of Thailand were very different about what I had read or heard. I originally used a script online called Dolphin which I thought was terrible and after about 3 months I decided to make my own from scratch so it has been roughly two years.
But for 5 years Thai Love Links has ruled the roost and today has a staggering 2.3 million registered users. Where Thai Love Links is the product of Cupid Media, an Australian company with more than 30 dating sites, Thai Friendly is but a one-man operation. It would be impossible to run my site on a month! One of the reasons our hosting costs are quite expensive is that we recently relocated our servers from Texas to Singapore because 80% of all our traffic is based in Asia.Its position as the premier Thailand dating site seems set to continue. This week I had a chat with the owner and webmaster of Thai Friendly which is aiming to knock Thai Love Links off its spot and become the most popular Thailand dating site. Of course most of our users are in Thailand and I want to give our users the best possible experience.And after meeting with the very bright guy behind Thai Friendly, I think it just may happen! Before, page load times were around the 5-second mark. It might not seem much but a second for every person for every interaction on the site really saves time.I'm fighting with TLL for the number one spot in Thailand.I think based on Alexa stats for Thailand only, we are now the number one site here amongst users actually in Thailand.I don't think there are any pure dating sites with a higher place in Alexa.