The stereotype goes like this:
You have Brown skin, Thai women won’t like you. At bars and nightclubs, you will be denied entry and/or overcharged.
In short, you will be treated unfairly. Discrimination takes place any time you interact with people in Thailand.
Is there any truth to this stereotype?
Should you AVOID Thailand if you are from India or Pakistan?
Yes, this stereotype is true.
However, there is more to it, so let me explain.
First off, if you are a Brown guy, dress well and are well-spoken – you have nothing to fear.
Most girls will NOT care that you are Brown and you won’t face any issues getting into clubs. You can sign up for Thailand online dating and will get good results – the fact that you are a person of color won’t matter much.
Look at the guy in the picture below.
He won’t face (much if any) discrimination in Thailand – mainly because he gives off a very good first impression.
If you saw this guy on the streets, you’d probably think he’s a wealthy businessman; perhaps that he’s not even from India but Dubai.
On the other hand, if you dress like the guy below, do you think people will have a favorable first impression? That people will think highly of you?
Of course not. You’re the personification of the stereotype.
There’s a 100% chance that you’ll be discriminated. You’ll be treated poorly. All sorts of venues will deny you entry. Thai girls on Tinder and ThaiFriendly won’t even respond to your messages.
… and it’s all YOUR FAULT.
You see, as a Brown guy, you might not get the instant bonus White guys enjoy, but that’s not an excuse to dress like shit and then complain about the unfair treatment.
When Thai girls say ‘no Indian/Brown guy’, they are referring to this type of guy. He doesn’t take care of himself. He is wearing sandals and an old t-shirt.
The last time he got a haircut was months ago. He doesn’t seem to shave regularly.
If you decide to dress sloppy, you’ll have to deal with the consequences of these stereotypes about Indian/Brown men:
- Indian men are dirty and smell bad.
- Indian men are cheap (and always negotiate a discount).
- Indian men rape women.
There are probably more stereotypes which I can’t think of right now.
What’s The Solution?
Easy. Don’t complain about it – take action!
Dress well. Get a haircut. Wear some nice cologne.
That’s literally it.
No, really, that’s all you have to do to be treated like a king – and people will instantly realize ‘he’s not one of them – he doesn’t fit the stereotype – HE IS DIFFERENT’.
Then you can go on and have all the fun you want – without any of the downsides. Enjoy a night out at any gogo bar or a beer bar of your choice, meet Thai girls online …
Lastly, don’t hold hands (with your buddy) in public.
In your home country this might be okay and a sign of friendship, but in Thailand (and most Western countries) people will think that you are homosexual.
English with Indian Accent?
Not much of an issue in Thailand as most local girls speak less than perfect English anyway.
Even if you have a very strong Indian accent, most Thai girls probably won’t even notice and if they do, it’s unlikely that they care about it.
To sum up, if you experience discrimination in whilst being in Thailand, most likely it due to the way you dress and has nothing to do with your skin color or ethnicity.