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How much dowry/sin sot are you supposed to pay for your wife's hand?

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Looking at the 22 million + jewellery some thai cosmetic surgeon for his wife to be

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/916188-thai-cosmetic-surgeon-to-marry-a-girl-he-treated-after-handing-over-22-million-baht-dowry/

And the 5 million for this gay couple

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/915884-englishman-pays-five-million-baht-dowry-as-he-marries-thai-man-he-met-on-facebook/page-12

How do you calculate the dowry you have to give. I know the sky's the limit and no one is going to complain if you give too much but what's the minimum? Does the wife's family status/her social status/age/job etc factor in?

To those that are already married. how much did you pay?

Do you pay more if she's a hi so and less if she's a bar girl?

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Its all based on variables and these change frequently................any help gigglem.gif

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Couple of thousand baht for the hand.

Probably 10 grand a leg.

The rest is negotiable.

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coffee1.gif Yet another sinsod topic ?

This has been done to death many times ------------------Use the search function.

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I think I'd buy all of my wife rather than just her hand. Though I admire a little kink in people's lives this seems to take it to extremes.

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The way I understand it is,if she's young ,pretty no kids ,Supposely A virgin then it could mean a lot of baht and quite a bit of gold.

Not sure how much money 1-10 million baht maybe.The richer her family they want to see the bride get big money.

If she's in her early 40's never married even if her family is wealthy then it goes down considerably cause of her age.

This is just my understanding.

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An Englishman paid 5 millions the other day for more than a hand, to secure his love to another man, so use this

as measuring stick.....

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My ex-Thai wife has a sister who seems to get married every few years to fund the family with sin-sod from gullable westerners . If your bar girl wants money - move to the next one, there's plenty. She's working there for a reason - probably to fund her children and family - tell her you will help the family over time - if that does not work move on. Married before - pay zero, kids - pay zero, little education pay little. But as others say, if she is from a rich family, a virgin, etc - price can skyrocket ! My wife is not from a bar - she is a teacher with many years and qualification, she owns rubber plantations and fruit farms, etc but she was married before and had 2 kids - I paid zero. Please note : not putting down bar girls here - I have known many and had great relationships with some - most wanted to marry me, but none wanted sinsod. Since poster of this post does not give a reasonable breakdown of the his intended it is impossible to give a guesstimate.

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Here is something that will answer most of your questions:

"Thailand Fever"

a roadmap for thai-western relationships (in Thai and English)

Web: thailandfever.com

ISBN 1-887521-48-8

Good luck ,- you'll most certainly need it :)

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I paid bugger-all because 1) I'm a pensioner and I don't have that sort of cash to throw around and 2) I disagree strongly with the dowry system. Personal thing.

After two failed marriages, I was happy to continue as we were after living together for a couple of years, but if I'd died she wouldn't have received my pension. Made sense to marry so that she'd be covered. If she'd demanded I pay a dowry too I'd have just carried on as we were. She never even mentioned it and we've been happily married for seven years now.

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If it is just her hand you are purchasing...you can get a better and cheaper deal at the local massage parlor...wai2.gif

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An Englishman paid 5 millions the other day for more than a hand, to secure his love to another man, so use this

as measuring stick.....

Wouldn't want to touch the measuring stick of either one of them.

Sin sod, of course is a cultural phenomenon; it appears an age-old show of bravado and good intent—ideally, the groom shows his willingness to offload countless valuables for the fair maiden; then the bride's parents return the valuables and maybe even more to the newlyweds to ensure her being well taken care of and their fruitful future together. Yeah, and what if . . . .

The more youth, greater beauty, superior virtue, better education, and richer parents the bride possesses are supposed to ensure more sin sod. Women with baggage, kids, mileage, little education, and no assets—other than serving as a receptacle—are discounted accordingly.

A meeting of two cultures should be a compromise; unless one is willing to forego their culture to adopt the other's.

Consequently, if you want to pay sin sod; go for it. I can't escape the thought it is anything other than a bar fine.

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