In this post, I'm going to give you some of my top tips for using Thai dating sites, and provide you with a comparison and overview of my experience with the 6 top sites.

However, if you're short on time and think you're ready to jump straight in, let me give you a quick-access list now so you can get started: Right, now let's get onto those essential, top tips.

With a membership database of 1.5 million, and a whopping 70% of the female online Thai dating network, if I were to enter the Thai dating world now, Thai Cupid would be my first choice.

Don’t give out your home phone number or address until you have met the person, or at least Skyped and has a face-to-face conversation.

Like any other single woman, many bar girls – both those having sex for money and those solely working in the entertainment industry as a dancer or hostess – are looking for a partner.

Whether this is because Thai women are increasing in popularity, or whether they are becoming increasingly web savvy, isn't clear. It's a great thing though, and many fruitful relationships materialise through this way of meeting.

I personally know a number of couples who've met through online dating, and a number of single, English-speaking Thai women active on these sites.

Such women are also likely to have children from previous relationships.

For some men this isn’t a problem, and depending on what you’re looking for, you may not mind what a person does for a living, whether they have dependents or other guys in their life.

It’s not just those looking for a relationship that can benefit from Thai dating sites, either.

Many men travelling on business or coming for a holiday in the region find a date for their visit online.

If you do see a profile advertising a bit of fun in the sack, you can almost guarantee you’ll end up paying for it, or at least having to entertain the woman financially for a period of time.