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Pattaya is something different to everyone. It can be an amazing holiday spot, it can be a good place to lay low from the law for a little while apparently, it is definitely an amazing spot to come if you are looking for a little rest and relaxation with a beautiful companion, but for many, it is so much more than even that.

There are thousands of men here that, let’s face it, probably wouldn’t stand a chance finding love and happiness in their home country. Whether it is because they are too old, suffer from personality disorders or unattractive, or just unlucky with women, some of them have only found their “happy ever after” by coming to the Land of Smiles.

There are plenty of people out there who will disagree with what I am saying, but one only need to look around to see that it is indeed true. These days you see families wandering around with a much older paternal figure than you would in the west. Hell, a mate of mine just had his first kid and he is 62 years old. It wasn’t planned, but he manned up and is now playing the role of “Dad”.

Over the last few years, Thailand has been striving to make Pattaya a more family-friendly destination and honestly, it seems to be working pretty well.

I ran into one of the girls from a gogo bar I used to frequent on Walking Street last night. Haven’t seen her for at least 2 years now. She introduced me to her elderly farang husband and their 1.5-year-old kid last night. Seeing them together with their happy little family made me realize that this is happening a lot more than we even stop to think about.

People constantly argue about whether or not you can buy love and happiness. Anyone that says “no”, has likely not been to Pattaya for an extended amount of time, as there are examples everywhere you look. If you have the money and the determination to be happy, you most certainly can buy happiness. You may not be able to buy love from everyone, but you can certainly purchase genuine affection from some people.

I think so many people get caught up in the fact that Pattaya is full of extremely beautiful and available women that we don’t take in the full picture at all. So many grumpy expats head to Facebook daily to voice their grumbles and groans, I wish we could see some more people battling their garbage with beautiful stories and photos of their Pattaya dream come true.

There have been a plethora of posts out there from both elderly and handicapped/disabled individuals that due to their age or circumstances in life are not able or would not be able to comfortably search out someone with whom they are emotionally and physically compatible. When they come to Pattaya however, the physical part gets removed from the equation and all that is left is to form an emotional bond with someone (which is a lot easier to do if they can look passed your disabilities or your age).

I will never completely understand why people move to Thailand and then stay here even after they openly admit that they hate it. Honestly, it is not worth the time and effort to find out why a bunch of losers hate themselves so much that they have to try to make an entire city miserable either. People like that generally will never find a “happy ever after” because they are loathsome to be around. No girl, to include the ones in Pattaya, want to spend the rest of their lives with a bitter old (or young) whiner.

If you are reading this from any other country besides Thailand and you feel like you are “too old” or “too ugly” or “too disabled” to find someone to share an emotional or physical bond with or to start a family with, you need to ignore the naysayers and book yourself a flight to Pattaya as soon as possible. Those categorizations don’t exist in Pattaya. It may just be the flight that changes your stars.

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Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: