It has happened to us all. You meet a beautiful Thai girl while out at night. You see her first at the Irish Pub while watching the game. You make eye contact, she smiles, and you move in to introduce yourself.
You play a few games of pool, buy her some drinks, and then you move to the local dance club. It’s nearing 5am and everything feels right. You invite her to your house for the night.
Then the dreaded words come out, the ones you hoped never to hear. In fact, if you wanted to hear them, you would have gone to bar street, not the Irish Pub…
“How much you pay me?”
You can’t help to feel a little shocked. You thought you might finally have a good girl on your hands, instead it looks like you found yet another freelance girl.
In most cases you might simply say goodbye and walk away, but this one feels a little different. Besides, you have already put in hours of time, bought her multiple drinks, and it’s 5am. What to do…
We have been in this situation many times and have broken down the following steps into a science.
Once she asks how much, follow the six steps below. Deviate from them at your own risk…
6 Steps to Negotiating with Thai Freelance Girls:
1- You crack a little smile.
2- You take a step back, tilt your head to the side and look at her up and down slowly. (Elevator eyes)
3- You make a full smile and say, “I’ll give you 500 baht”. (The price of two drinks in the United States).
4- She pretends outrage, saying she wants 2,000 baht so she can pay for her sick mother blah blah blah…
5- You respond, “Up to you. It’s already 5am and if you want to leave me to find some old, ugly “farang” (foreigner), then that’s up to you. But I like you and I think you like me, so why not…” (The secret here is to pretend like you don’t care about the outcome)
6- Three outcomes will happen here. Either she will go with you for your price, drop her price, or she won’t negotiate. If you were going to pay the full 2,000 baht anyways, then what do you have to lose. (If you weren’t going to pay full price, then 500 baht isn’t bad, only 15usd.)
Remember, most freelance girls either have their own jobs or foreign boyfriends who live outside of Thailand and send them money every month. These girls are trying to make a little more money or find another boyfriend to send them their monthly pay check.
The above method works like a charm. If you do it right and feign enough disinterest, it will work 75% of the time. Sometimes I’ll even point out the oldest and ugliest “farang” in the club in a playful manner, she’ll then respond with a playful hit, and the deal will be sealed.
There you go, the full proof method for dealing with that surprising freelance attack.
Note, this is great for those who are newer to Thailand. However, once you spend enough time here, you will learn the tricks of the trade where you will take most freelance girls home for free. (Excluding the hardened professionals, see Type 1 Freelance Girls). But, that is a story for another time…