Another good thing about Vietnam is that we have no such thing as “Isaan”.Most of the “gold-diggers” and prostitutes come from the Mekong area, which is certainly not a poor area, but the discrepancy between rich and poor is bigger there, making prostitution and “gold-digging” a very attractive option to poor socio-economic disadvantaged local girls.
The same counts for the people I know who are dating Vietnamese women.
I have yet to hear a story about a Vietnamese girl with several western sponsors, being a drug and gambling addict, having a local boyfriend preying on her money she receives from the foreigners and having a family extorting her and pushing her into prostitution.
North-Central Vietnam is one of the poorest areas of Vietnam, but here you are most likely to find the most traditional and “good” girls.
Vietnamese people don't look down upon them as people in Thailand might look down upon people from “Isaan”.
” – I found it a very touching article and the sad ending was not due to a girl scamming her foreign boyfriend but due to cultural misunderstandings and different expectations.
I think many people can relate to his story, whether it is about an Asian women or any other cross-cultural love.
In a country where people average ,400 earnings a year per capita, it will be almost impossible to find a girl in the same socio-economic class as you – which in my eyes is most preferable when finding a suitable girl.
The power-aspect can therefore not be avoided, but that does not mean that a relationship with a Vietnamese woman is doomed to be unsuccessful it is just another challenge to overcome.
It is easy to date Vietnamese women, but it is hard to get approval from the family – which is a good thing in my eyes.