In many cases, young Thai women were not allowed to spend time alone with a young man under any circumstances.In fact, until recently, a Thai woman would not date a guy unless she considered him a potential husband.In fact, this does not only apply to Thai marriage customs but to anywhere else in the world.
There is a great lack of understanding of the customs involved in dating Thai women , and of the customs that should be followed when a foreign male wishes to marry a Thai female.
Perhaps before we discuss this quaint custom and we should point out that to Thais, marriage is also a sacred pact between a man and a woman even where the marriage is between a Thai and foreign man (farang).
Thailand is a developing country where each individual must rely on themselves and to a lesser extent, the family unit for support and survival.
Thai women often see marriage as a practical step and consider carefully the suitability of any man to provide as is the case in western societies except in Thailand, the matter is approached more practically.
Although a foreign man might generally be considered a good marriage option for a Thai woman with limited prospects, there is also honour involved.