Most Westerners continue to focus their attention on the stereotypes of Thai women which appear in media (including dating websites and films). Quite the opposite, the truth is that many Thai women have totally different roles which foreign men should not underestimate.
> Thai women are very family oriented.
Let’s be honest here, Thai society in general are very tolerated in many aspects, even more than you can see in the west. However, it doesn’t mean that Thai people are as open minded as you perceive. Like other Asian society, Thai people value their own family, culture and religion very much. It is especially true for people living in rural areas. Many times Thai women have deeply rooted traditional values such as respect for their parents, the elderly and authority.
> Thai women prefer to avoid conflict at all costs.
As generally accepted by others, Thai women are very courteous, feminine and tolerant. It is unusual for them to quarrel with anyone over trivial things. Instead, they will smile it away. They can easily put down your anger whenever there is a misunderstanding as they are good to make peace. So, remember, if conflicts happen when you both communicate, do not lose your temper even if it is entirely justified.
> Thai women share same social status as men.
In contemporary Thai society, women enjoy the same constitutional rights and share civic responsibilities as men. In areas like sports, scientific research work, fine art as well as performing arts, many talented Thai women have excelled. Women also enjoy the same status as men can do in their career. Women are able to become district officers and governors. Over the recent decades, women have held ministerial posts in the Royal Thai Government or served as members of the Kingdom’s Senate. So, they also want their men to be independent too.
> Thai women are very laid-back
Thai people do not worry at all. When trouble comes, they will just smile it away. They tend to live their days as if there is no tomorrow. Thai women just hope to live a happy life together with their husband. Sometimes a better life doesn't mean money and a house, but rather spiritual nourishment.