Don't go to Sukhumvit if you want to skip the pros.

In fact, do yourself a favor and just go for Koh Phi Phi beauties (women and nature).

As far as staying in a hotel, I stayed in Fraser Place Urbana Langsuan which is a hotel apartment. I was only at RCA during the week as it is supposed to be really packed on the weekends.

Flix and Slime are the clubs (and they are connected) next to Route 66 and I got the impression that they are better.

I just did a Google search of full moon party, and you're right. I am somewhat flexible on when I arrive in Bangkok, so why not arrive when the moon is full? When you're in Afghanistan, you need to accrue every advantage you can. LOTS of hot as hell Israeli girls, and the other chicks aren't too bad.

If you can, you should spend 3-4 nights in BKK and then take the overnight bus or train down to Koh Phangan for the FMP.

I’ve watched friends and students date girls and I’ve seen all kinds of oddities.

During my time in Bangkok I’ve dated many different kinds of Thai women.Yeah I never found thailand to be too great for tourist girls.I remember being at koh phi phi and looking around and there was tons of big well built alpha guys etc compared to much less girls of which not too many were that great looking. I was there on NY when it was full moon and you literally couldn't move on the beach. However, Route 66 may still be better for tourists as I think it has no entrance fee for foreigners (please correct me if I'm wrong, was there only on a Wednesday).Flix and Slime do however and that might scare away many tourists.The stigma with online dating in Thailand in general is very different to many other places in the world.