Dating foreign women vs american women
Another reason is a tightening of Thailand's property laws making more difficult for foreigners to own land in Thailand.
However, like an increasing number of American men with new Thai brides, 54-year old Joe decided not to settle in California with his wife, but moved to Thailand instead.
In Thai culture, and that of most Asian countries, the husband and wife are financially responsible for the bride's parents and grandparents, and also other members of the family that require financial help.
This is just one of the many reasons for the increasing divorce rate between Thai women and foreign men that settle in Thailand.
They are retired and have been unhappy in their previous relationships, and are hoping that they can settle down in a more stable relationship with a beautiful young Thai woman.
For many Thai women, on the other hand, the arrangement is more of a financial one. These Thai women, often with a history of being involved in Thailand's infamous sex industry, marry men such as American retirees much older than they would normally dream of marrying for economic reasons and to escape their fate.
But if a foreign husband abuses this position or crosses the line, it's not very good at all.