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4 minutes ago, bazza73 said:

And your track record is?

Loser initially  but ultimately  the winner

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1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Fair enough... then you've been unlucky twice, or have twice chosen poorly... not everyone is in that same position. Could you have ever been in a position to meet a Thai lady of equal socio-economic-educational status? would your attitudes have been different had you had a successful relationship with a financially independent lady?... Or is it your attitudes towards women which prevented you from meeting such a person in the first place?

 

Chicken or the egg...   Did 'your truth' prevent you from meeting someone who 'wasn't in it for the money'?... It is perhaps some extremely jaded opinions which prevent many guys from having a normal, natural relationship with someone equal to themselves. 

 

With that said: It is noted that there is a huge spectrum of guys coming to Thailand for a multitude of reasons and the women they meet will also be spread across the spectrum, and it can be fair to suggest that a there is a majority of guys who for whatever reasons settled for someone who was financially dependent on them and as you wrote MaeJoeMTB, if they can live with the truth thats fair enough.

 

However, it would be quite foolish of these guys to make the flawed assumption that 'all women are in it for the money' which seems to be the 'line' of a few posters who have failed to experience anything other than 'paying for it in the end' as for many thats not the reason they came here, its not the reason they still live here. For many there are still choices and being in a position where they can meet women because they believe they are perceived (or are perceived) as being 'financially desirable'  or simply just 'paying for it out right' is not high up in their list of priorities....  

 

....maybe those priorities change with age, perhaps thats what posters such as yourself are alluding to and if so we also have to recognize that the priorities of those younger than ourselves are also quite different. 

 

I have been thinking back to my frends and work colleagues back in the UK, They are all with gf / wife and without exception both parties have been brought up with equal opportunities and are of broadly similar intelligence levels. However in every single case the guy is still the prime breadwinner, even if there have been children they are all now grown and independent but still the breadwinner situation is the same.. So why is this the case?

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8 minutes ago, Gruff said:

 Nice guy you are aren't you? Yes i made a silly reading error, apologies but saying i have the reading comprehension of an 8 year old!  How insulting you are,

 

 

That was a slur agains those of questionable comprehension, apologies if you took it personally. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Gruff said:

 

I have been thinking back to my frends and work colleagues back in the UK, They are all with gf / wife and without exception both parties have been brought up with equal opportunities and are of broadly similar intelligence levels. However in every single case the guy is still the prime breadwinner, even if their have been children they are all now grown and independent but still the breadwinner situation is the same.. So why is this the case?

It is because they are your friends.....Your experience....There is a big wide world out there where lives maybe different...:stoner:

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17 minutes ago, transam said:

Don't think any of us know that until death us do part...:stoner:

 I meant i think bad experiences have actually led to a more interesting life.

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25 minutes ago, Gruff said:

 Nice guy you are aren't you? Yes i made a silly reading error, apologies but saying i have the reading comprehension of an 8 year old!  How insulting you are,

Don't go 'postal' ....... 555

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9 minutes ago, Gruff said:

 

I have been thinking back to my frends and work colleagues back in the UK, They are all with gf / wife and without exception both parties have been brought up with equal opportunities and are of broadly similar intelligence levels. However in every single case the guy is still the prime breadwinner, even if there have been children they are all now grown and independent but still the breadwinner situation is the same.. So why is this the case?

The Woman takes a few years off work to have Children and thus misses out on pay rises and promotion and may not even go back to work , even if She did , she may have to take a low paying job as she may not be up to pace with the ever changing workplace practices

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1 minute ago, Gruff said:

 I meant i think bad experiences have actually led to a more interesting life.

In some way l suppose it has for me...A chapter of my life...See what's next, or the epilogue....:stoner:

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5 minutes ago, Gruff said:

 

I have been thinking back to my frends and work colleagues back in the UK, They are all with gf / wife and without exception both parties have been brought up with equal opportunities and are of broadly similar intelligence levels. However in every single case the guy is still the prime breadwinner, even if their have been children they are all now grown and independent but still the breadwinner situation is the same.. So why is this the case?

 

I would draw similar comparisons but would point out that there was a general level of equality with regards to earning potential up to the point children arrived at which point the ladies career was put on hold in some cases for a short time, in others more permanently. 

 

Men continue to have greater earning potential and as such decisions will be made to suit him rather than her confirming him as the prime-bread winner. 

 

This is not the same as women being financially dependent on men. Having a partner who contributes is very different.

 

In the UK there is a far greater chance of having a partner who contributes on a level some in Thailand may non consider worth while, this is purely due to the economic differences between our nations, but that is not to say women here cannot contribute financially for they can and commonly do on each an every level of society, some of my friends (Thai and Western) Thai wives have significant earning potential (perhaps more so than many of us reading this thread).

 

 

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On 11/14/2017 at 8:54 AM, Ruffian Dick said:

California is wonderful but too expensive for me to retire there with my meager savings. Not warm enough either.

 

 

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I fully agree about the cost of living in California but for sure that is partially a function of WHERE  a person lives within the state.    After the latest "mass killing" I looked up information about the area where it occurred in California.         I found prices were very low  for houses in a relative sense.    Would I want to live there?   A resounding NO as it's in the middle of nowhere. 

 

There's also the egregious tax from the CFTB to throw more dollars at a  state which  has overlooked needed  upgrades for a long time.

 

Other than arctic or  tropic   climates, I'd say California has  all the others.   (it does have subtropic, however.)

 

If you spent a year in Death Valley you would certainly appreciate   the meaning of the word HOT! (record 56.7 C.)    You'd also know what cold means..

 

On the other hand,  if one were to venture to the High Sierras, incredible colds can be found.

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