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Recently I received this email:
Your website is amazing and inspiring and has all the information one would ever need to tear it up in Thailand… except how to meet bro buddies. I think it would be a lot more fun to know other like-minded dudes to go out with. Would it be weird to talk to other dudes at the clubs to make friends instead of talking to chicks?
I’m like this guy, when I go out, I prefer to hangout and B.S. with guys. Then towards the end of the night pick up a new girl.
Partying alone sucks. I prefer to party with at least two other guys for maximum fun. But if you’re traveling alone, this may not been an option for you.
Occasionally I go out to party alone in Bangkok and try new strategies for meeting new friends. I’m not some super personable guy that makes friends easily, but this is what works for me:
Most of the foreign guys partying in Thailand are pretty cool. You may run in to a few jerks along the way, but almost everyone you talk with will be just like you, someone going out to have a fun time drinking and picking up women.
When you are at a club, just approach a group of foreigners and say, “Where are you guys from?”
(I don’t smoke, but if you are a smoker, it’s so easy to meet other guys by asking for a light.)
This is probably my favorite method. Buying a bottle yourself sucks. It’s expensive and drinking a bottle of vodka alone in a club always makes me feel like a loser.
Outside of the “dirtier” clubs like Spicy / Bossy / Insomnia where you have to pay entrance to enter or purchase a bottle of hard alcohol, I’ll just hang out chatting with a girl or two. Then when I see a couple of “white” guys at the counter looking over the menu. I’ll ask in a friendly tone if they are thinking of getting a bottle of Vodka or something. If they say yes, I’ll say, “If you want, I’ll join in on it to keep the price down.”
Bam. Now you have a couple new friends to party with.
I have a very high success rate with this method when I go out alone.
As mentioned above, most of the” farang” guys you meet in Thailand will be pretty cool. Use this to your advantage, go to where tourists are. Around midnight get a couple drinks at a busy bar on Khaosan Road or Nana and be talkative.
Thai girls are sluts. If you meet a hot “good girl” while at a club and then fuck her the same night, there is a good chance she has done the same thing with many other guys.
After you become bored of her, become her friend and then ask her if she knows any cool guys who live in Bangkok. Tell her it’s not a gay thing, you are just looking to meet new friends to party with.
I’ve met a few very good friends this way.
Last but not least, just get completely hammered. It’s kind of strange, but the drunker I get, the more people I have around me.
However, if I go to a club solo and sober, I tend to be one of those guys overlooking the dance floor with nothing but his beer in one hand and the phone in the other.
If you’re like me, don’t enter a nightclub sober. Get a good buzz before and then let Bangkok take you!