Using a good ladyboy dating site also gives you the benefit of some extra discretion (assuming that you want to keep your private life away from prying eyes… Always keep in mind that your endeavours in the naughty bars can end up on Facebook or You Tube without your prior consent or even your knowledge!
I should point out that the advice I’ve given here has come from a wide number of sources, but those sources do not include my own personal experiences.
The terms pre-op and post op refer to whether or not a Ladyboy has undergone full gender reassignment surgery i.e. If you hadn’t already guessed, this surgical procedure entails removal of the mail genitals and construction of genitalia resembling that of a female.
Most of the ladyboys in Thailand are pre-op; this is not always because they prefer not to have the surgery (or can’t afford the estimated 400,000 baht price tag), but rather because most of the men who are interested in ladyboy dating prefer them to be pre-op.
As a note of caution, for those men for whom ladyboys do not appeal, please be sure to treat them with respect. There is one unique factor to consider, regarding ladyboys, that makes Westerners particularly attractive to them; it relates to a problem that is a serious concern for any Thai man who is dating a ladyboy i.e. Even if his parents are accepting of his preferences they will probably still pile on the pressure for him to eventually marry a woman in order that grandchildren can result.
The issue of children takes on an extra importance in Thailand compared to the west and it shouldn’t be underestimated.
Surgical operations that are much more common are breast and hip implants.
Whilst in many Western countries adoption might be a possible solution to the problem of starting a family, it is very uncommon in Thailand to adopt.
When it comes to financial problems, Thai ladyboys have got a lot of extra baggage and I’ve no doubt that this accounts for a large part of the over-representation of ladyboys working in red-light areas.
Transsexuals are far more visible in Thailand than in other parts of the world, and that's because of the unparalleled tolerance there regarding such matters.
Finding a suitable person for serious romantic commitment in Thailand has one extra complication when it comes to ladyboy dating i.e. You won’t have any difficulty finding ladyboys in tourist areas, but as with bar girls these people are usually not trustworthy enough to get seriously involved with.
‘Transsexual’, which again means the same thing except that it could also refer to people born female but identifying themselves as being male (commonly referred to in Thailand as tom-boys), is not a term that is used much.