You’ll have to make an effort to learn some Thai if you really want to meet the cream of the crop.I recommend steering clear of expat spots, where you’ll find plenty of promiscuous types flogging themselves as virgins.

However, once you do land a great Lanna girlfriend, she will remain very loyal.

These tips on dating in Chiang Mai are not a guide to get you laid.

Many expats who’ve gone down that dogged route have only gotten disappointed in the long-run and decided to leave Thailand, calling all girls liars in the process.

The beauty and manners of the Northern Lanna women to me, when compared to other Thai women, is as different as night is to day.

I’ve found dating in Chiang Mai to be a unique experience.

As a single man who arrived here almost two years ago, I didn’t understand the cultural differences between the North and South of Thailand.

For those of you who may not know, Chiang Mai is located in Northern Thailand, and its weather is noticeably cooler year-round, especially in the fall and winter months.

I’m assuming the same holds true for the men here, but since I’m a guy my focus will be on the women.

Although, as my friend stated in his previous article about dating in Thailand, there are some universal dating rules across the board, it’s definitely best to approach Chiang Mai girls more cautiously.

I’m not talking about the ones you find in expat spots, such as Zoe’s Bar, which are but a fraction of a minority of women in Chiang Mai.

I’m talking about the remaining 99.9% of women living in Chiang Mai.