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For the middle aged and up here did you make your friends in Thailand?

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When I came here (49) I was a Hasher before i arrived. Joined in here and have lots of mates. I recommend it for making friends. There are rude people/shy people/polite people all-sorts just ignore the ones you don't like. Depends on where you are as to core demographics. Pattaya is different from Bangkok is different from Hua Hin is difference from Chiang Mai is different from Chiang Rai is different from Korat, Songkla, Koh Samui etc.. But basically the people are mostly the same.

 

Worth a try.

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Don't know anyone here, even the neighbors do not talk, they just stare if I say hello

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In my case I have a few Thai and non-Thai friends through work, wife’s friends and neighbors. No issues. Can’t brag like most of you about pup friends and endless mouthwatering stories of sexual encounters. I want my boy tools intact!


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10 hours ago, mstevens said:

While I have known my friends in my own country longer than I have known my friends in Thailand, I find the friendships back home to be more genuine. You have more in common with people back home and they know and like the real you. In Thailand, I felt many friendships were based around bar life and were more like drinking buddies. Friendships in Thailand for me did not have the same "strength" that friendships at home did.

 

Over time I came to realise that with many friends in Thailand it was Thailand that what we had in common, and not all that much else. When the conversation moved beyond the latest visa change or where had the best happy hour or where was showing the late kickoff Premier League matches etc there wasn't much left in common. It wasn't that we fell out, more that many of the friendships I had in Thailand just sort of petered out.

I have a friend here in Thailand who is a real genuine friend and better than anyone back in Scotland, every guy who I thought was a real friend was more interested in alcohol than he was in me. It seemed that if you would not drink with them they just weren't interested.

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I did have a few friends, but they died, and I can't be bothered any more.

I can relate to that! I have two "close" friends left in Thailand that I have known over 25 years, others that I had known a lot longer have passed! something I/we never planned on for our retirements! :shock1:

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3 hours ago, Pilotman said:

yep, that's 'friends' for you.  You are always better off with a dog or a sociable cat. 

If you want unconditional love get a dog, if you want a precious spoiled animal that only hangs around to get fed, get a cat.

Also dogs don't torture helpless birds before killing them.

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4 hours ago, Beggar said:

Do I have friends here? 

 

I know people that always want to tell me what kind of sex they had last night with a lady from a bar. 


I know people that ask me to go out with them and drink all night because they don't want to get drunken alone. 


I know people that want to sit the whole day in my condo and expect me to entertain them until the bars open.


I know people who come with all their computer problems to me and expect immediate help even if I don't have time. 


I know people who ask me sometimes if I could lend them some money.


I know people....

You definitely spend too much time with the wrong people.

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2 hours ago, Denim said:

I am anti social. Never drink during the day and never needed people to talk at so hanging around chewing the cud with other falangs has no appeal.

The best times I have had with other people are just hanging around talking. None of us drink so that's not a factor.

Saddest part of my life now is that they have all moved elsewhere, or developed new interests I'm not into. So it's just as well I'm used to being on my own.

 

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2 hours ago, giddyup said:

Friends I'd known for many years (45) turned out to be snakes in the grass, since then haven't tried to make new ones, don't need any more disappointments.

Was it something they said about your beloved gf/wife?

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2 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

If you want unconditional love get a dog, if you want a precious spoiled animal that only hangs around to get fed, get a cat.

Also dogs don't torture helpless birds before killing them.

I have two dogs, one 12 months old the other 3 months and an 12 year old cat.  I wouldn't trade any one for another.  They are all sociable, loving and great companions, for us and for each other. My cat hasn't caught a bird in her life, she tries, but fails. In any event, I would not criticise any animal that is just following its innate instinct.   As for many so called human 'friends', in ones' life, well good luck with them.   

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