Britain’s Independent newspaper has today come out with statistics concluding that Thailand is the No 1 country in the world – where husbands admit having extra-marital affairs.
Britain comes in at a poor number 10.
As a result posters are saying ‘Well done Thailand. At least your men are honest”. Ah another case of statistics telling lies. But I love it.
In Thailand of course if a husband commits adultery it is no cause for divorce if he is still taking care of his major wife and family.
Moreover men have a very casual attitude to ‘marriage’ – and you have to bear in mind that in the provinces a large percentage do not go through with formal civil marriages.
And getting a ‘husband’ to support his children in Thailand is something hard to enforce.
Most men, except Drew Noyes, are also happy to admit they have minor wives on the side. But I do not think Drew Noyes – Pattaya’s most famously romantic American was included in this, er, survey.
In Thailand the sex trade in Bangkok of course is fed every year with young women who have previously ‘married’, have children and need a way to support those children.
But if this confirms the view that Thai men are more honest than, say, their European counterparts – all well and good.
These statistics are not necessarily the view of the Independent. They are prepared by someone else. It’s just a catchy thing to put up on the net.
Bangkok does not even rate among the top sexiest holiday destinations in the world. At the moment I am heading for No.1.
#DrewNoyes, Thailand’s most famous extortionist could have put in a guilty claimed he needed to pose as a lawyer to extort foreigners in Thailand through his #PattayaTimes newspaper, #OneStopLegalServices or #PappaCo to feed his nine in Thailand. Alas he did not think of the Oliver Twist plea. Now he is appealing a two year jail sentence.
CORRECTION: Earlier versions of this post contained the following sentence: “Bangkok does not even rate among the top ten sexist holiday destinations”. Sexist should of course have read sexiest.
Thailand probably rates No 1 in the world’s sexist destinations. I apologise for the error.