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Can a 70 year old marry a 17 year old? Famous lawyer gives his verdict on Facebook


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Not recognized officially here but at village level, they have no difficulties with it. And neither does Buddhism ("Marriage is for 2 people who love each other."). Half the village turned up for ours and we laughed and sweated our way thru the morning as the old man who lead the ceremony mumbled his prayers and the old ladies kept on correcting him ... A marriage ceremony is about social recognition: a public declaration of commitment and acceptance by the community. We have that in spades here, and nowhere we go in Thailand from BKK to village do we encounter a problem.

Of all the things that are a bit backwards in Thailand, atleast this is one where they are ahead of alot of the world.

I've even noticed the acceptance in schools here with gay students and teachers, I can't imagine that sort of attitude prevailing in my school back in the day.

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A seventy year old pervert buys a wife....happens everyday here...........

Pretty awesome... For older guys..

Should give some incentive for young people to get educated and a career job..

70 year old retired cop, snags himself a 17 year old girl..

And it's totally legal - as it is in many countries...

The guy should get a discount at Big C, if a crap load of seniors decide to visit the LOS..

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Not recognized officially here but at village level, they have no difficulties with it. And neither does Buddhism ("Marriage is for 2 people who love each other."). Half the village turned up for ours and we laughed and sweated our way thru the morning as the old man who lead the ceremony mumbled his prayers and the old ladies kept on correcting him ... A marriage ceremony is about social recognition: a public declaration of commitment and acceptance by the community. We have that in spades here, and nowhere we go in Thailand from BKK to village do we encounter a problem.

Of all the things that are a bit backwards in Thailand, atleast this is one where they are ahead of alot of the world.

I've even noticed the acceptance in schools here with gay students and teachers, I can't imagine that sort of attitude prevailing in my school back in the day.

At least in most western countries gay people can be legally married and adopt children. Not the case in Thailand.

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Not recognized officially here but at village level, they have no difficulties with it. And neither does Buddhism ("Marriage is for 2 people who love each other."). Half the village turned up for ours and we laughed and sweated our way thru the morning as the old man who lead the ceremony mumbled his prayers and the old ladies kept on correcting him ... A marriage ceremony is about social recognition: a public declaration of commitment and acceptance by the community. We have that in spades here, and nowhere we go in Thailand from BKK to village do we encounter a problem.

Of all the things that are a bit backwards in Thailand, atleast this is one where they are ahead of alot of the world.

I've even noticed the acceptance in schools here with gay students and teachers, I can't imagine that sort of attitude prevailing in my school back in the day.

At least in most western countries gay people can be legally married and adopt children. Not the case in Thailand.

Not in my western country(Australia)

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I can not say anything about it, because I am still far away two decades from the 70.
But in my silverback age, I can say that I do not find 17 years old girls as particularly refreshing.
Too young, too childish and not mature. But I do also like this Harold and Maude movie.
As long as no laws are violated here, and everything takes place in mutual agreement, that's ok.
The mental ripe can also be very different here. 15 years I find too low as unique.
In some countries, the age of consent is 18 years, in others it is 20 years.
So everyone should be happy in his own way, as long as he no hurts others.

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I'd think having a 70 year old husband is an advantage in Thailand, less likely the groom will knock up the wife and do a runner leaving her all alone to take care of the child.

Win Win here even if it is distasteful to TV board members. Heck, this guy may die in a couple decades leaving a fairly young widow with his estate, another win for her.

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TIT so forget any pretence about the law, money trumps everything.

n

TIT? So it wouldn't happen in the civilized west?

Google a bloke called Hugh Hefner, he is a lot older than this young Thai bloke and does three (white girls) at a time. Doesn't pay sinsot though.

TIT

Yes Hefner marries women much younger than himself but they are older than this 17 year old and know what they're doing only too well.

Does this 17 year old or has she been ' encouraged ', and I'm being polite, by her parents ? What's the bet the man contacted mum and dad and worked everything out before the girl was even included ?

No old Hugh takes naked photos of 16 year olds ( with mums permission) and publishes them in an American stickmag, nice of you to defend the farang while attacking the Thai bloke.

You know more about Hefner that I do. I'm not defending or attacking just point out what I see and think but that's not suiting your agenda.

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Does not bother me at all.

During Einstein's life he was asked many times: What is Genius?...What does Genius mean??

Einstein never gave an answer.

When he was 75 years old, his young grandson found Einstein in bed with the 19 year old house maid

The surprised grandson said: Grandfather, what is this?

Einstein looked up and answered: Young man, "this" Is genius.

Cheers

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TIT so forget any pretence about the law, money trumps everything.

n

TIT? So it wouldn't happen in the civilized west?

Google a bloke called Hugh Hefner, he is a lot older than this young Thai bloke and does three (white girls) at a time. Doesn't pay sinsot though.

TIT

Yes Hefner marries women much younger than himself but they are older than this 17 year old and know what they're doing only too well.

Does this 17 year old or has she been ' encouraged ', and I'm being polite, by her parents ? What's the bet the man contacted mum and dad and worked everything out before the girl was even included ?

No old Hugh takes naked photos of 16 year olds ( with mums permission) and publishes them in an American stickmag, nice of you to defend the farang while attacking the Thai bloke.

You know more about Hefner that I do. I'm not defending or attacking just point out what I see and think but that's not suiting your agenda.

Fair enough. But I think your agenda is TIT as you said in your original post. I was simply pointing out it isn't a only Thai thing.

TIUSA

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well done to this young lady i say, in a few years she will be a rich lady, as said before Thai values are different to western values so dont come on here spouting off, ok every bar girl i know is after the same thing,to meet a guy to "take care".

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TIT so forget any pretence about the law, money trumps everything.

n

TIT? So it wouldn't happen in the civilized west?

Google a bloke called Hugh Hefner, he is a lot older than this young Thai bloke and does three (white girls) at a time. Doesn't pay sinsot though.

TIT

Yes Hefner marries women much younger than himself but they are older than this 17 year old and know what they're doing only too well.

Does this 17 year old or has she been ' encouraged ', and I'm being polite, by her parents ? What's the bet the man contacted mum and dad and worked everything out before the girl was even included ?

No old Hugh takes naked photos of 16 year olds ( with mums permission) and publishes them in an American stickmag, nice of you to defend the farang while attacking the Thai bloke.

You know more about Hefner that I do. I'm not defending or attacking just point out what I see and think but that's not suiting your agenda.

Fair enough. But I think your agenda is TIT as you said in your original post. I was simply pointing out it isn't a only Thai thing.

TIUSA

Good, looks like we can meet halfway on this.

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Strange thing age. A 16 year old boy in a country where the legal age is 16 caught having sex with a 15 year old girl would be labelled pedophile and might end up in prison. Yet a 70 year old with a 17 year old is OK.

Countries that have an age difference law where a couple cannot marry if age difference is greater than say 20 years seem the best to me. Or perhaps where a stable relationship of greater than 5 (legal) years exists.

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