7 Reasons Why I Should Probably Marry a Cambodian Woman

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I’ve had a lot on my mind the last few months. What has been troubling me the most is the realization that later this year I’ll be turning 40. This impending entry into middle age naturally makes a man start asking some “big picture” questions. Am I making the most out of my life? Should I start a family? What’s with all this hair growing out of my ears?

For years, I have talked and joked about my plan to eventually settle down with a Cambodian wife. Pretty soon, I’m going to have to decide whether I’m serious about this. So I recently decided to take some time to evaluate the pros and cons of this decision. It turns out that there are exactly seven reasons why I should probably marry a Cambodian woman.

1. I can get a young, attractive Cambodian wife.

This is important to me. I’m a shallow person. If I’m going to give up being single, I would prefer to settle down with a very beautiful, young wife.

Realistically, it’s going to be difficult for me to find a beautiful young Western woman who is interested in marrying me. We all know what Western women are attracted to in a man. They all want a guy who is “tall, dark, and handsome.” I’m 0 for 3 on this scale. I’m short, pale, and tragically chinless. A hostess at Zanzibar once pointed at my face and told me “You have nose same Cambodia man.” I’m pretty sure that’s not a compliment.

Even when I was in my mid 20’s, my chances of marrying a super hot Western woman were not great. Now I’m almost forty years old. Hot looking Western women in their 20’s don’t even look at me. Even the slutty ones.

I do have a house and a job, so with a bit of effort, I could probably snag a slightly desperate, slightly overweight, divorced Western woman in her mid 30’s. Score. That’s really the best I’m going to do in the developed world.

In Cambodia, however, attractive young local women seem genuinely interested in me. My lack of height is not a disqualifier in Cambodia, because I am still taller than many of the girls. My sickly pallor that turns off Western women is a strange aphrodisiac to Cambodian women. Twentysomething Cambodian girls don’t think I’m too old for them, because significant age differences are not uncommon in Asian marriages.

Cambodia is like a Bizarro world, where everything I know about the pursuit of women is the opposite of how it is in the Western world. I’ve actually had several beautiful young Cambodian women profess their desire to marry me while gazing at my with lust in their eyes. OK, maybe it wasn’t lust. It was more like the look in the eyes of a puppy who wants to be saved from the dog pound. Close enough. My point is that they want me so bad.

2. If you’re still single past age 40 everyone thinks you’re gay.

There’s a scene in The Departed where Alec Baldwin’s character tells a young man, “Marriage is an important part of getting ahead. It lets people know you’re not a homo.”

I don’t think that being single has held me back in my career. But ten years ago, shortly before his death, my grandfather asked me, “So, when are you going to settle down with a . . . partner?”

Partner? What the hell did that mean? I think grandpa thought I was a homo.

So If I marry a nice Cambodian woman, my friends and family would finally stop whispering “Do you think he’s gay?” Instead, they would whisper, “Do you think his wife was a hooker?” I’d say that’s an improvement.

3. I don’t want to die alone.

When I was 25 years old, living alone was pretty cool. I enjoyed the independence. I got a kick out of peeing with the bathroom door open. Other friends my age also lived alone. We would get together from time to time. I felt like a relatively normal member of society.

But sometime over the last fifteen years, while I was busy mastering Jenga and Connect Four, all of my close friends slowly got married and started families. We don’t hang out anymore. I only hear about them through their wives’ annoying Facebook updates. Nobody else I know lives alone. Sometimes I feel like a hermit. But at least I drink a lot.

I suspect that living alone only gets worse from here. As I get older, there’s a likelihood that I may encounter illnesses and temporary or permanent physical limitations. I may need someone to help me out from time to time. My nieces and nephews all live at least 2,000 miles away. I really have no “endgame” strategy to keep myself out of a nursing home by age 75.

This is where a Cambodian wife would come in quite handy. By getting married, I can greatly decrease the chances of dying alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 70% of wives outlive their husbands.

Of course, I want better odds than 70%. I can increase my endgame odds to well over 90% by marrying a much younger wife. Preferably not your typical Phnom Penh bargirl who lives on the edge, sleeps around, slurps tequila like a Mexican dockworker, and always complains of stomach problems. Bargirls are bad long term spousal investments. Former bargirls probably have the about same life expectancy as former professional wrestlers.

No, the smart move would be for me to marry a young, healthy, non-smoking girl fresh from the Cambodian provinces. A durable lass with low miles on her liver and vagina, who also possesses a farm girl’s natural immunity to livestock-related diseases and venomous snakes. She doesn’t have to be well educated, she just has to be smart enough not to use a hair dryer in the bathtub.

On our engagement day, I wouldn’t just give her a diamond ring and profess my love to her. I would also buy her an indestructible moto helmet and tell her “Just make sure you’re around to change my diaper in 40 years.”

Yes, a young, healthy Cambodian wife would really make my life easier during my final years. Someone who can cook and clean for me. Someone who can climb ladders and replace lightbulbs when my balance becomes unsteady. Someone who can drive me to doctor’s appointments when my eyesight is shot. You know, just your basic nurse/maid/cook/caregiver/chauffeur. Bonus points if she isn’t totally repulsed by the sight of my wrinkled balls.

4. Cambodian women don’t expect much.

Most young Cambodian women lead difficult lives. Poverty is all around them. Because of this, they have very modest dreams. The typical Cambodian girl grows up simply hoping that one day she can find a husband who will love her and provide basic financial support for herself, her children, and her parents. Preferably a man who doesn’t beat her up and keep a mistress on the side. That’s all they want.

To borrow a term from comedian Chris Rock, Cambodian women are “low expectation havin’ motherfuckers.” I am confident that I could meet their incredibly low expectations. My Cambodian wife would immediately be wealthier than she ever imagined. We would live in a nicer house than she ever dreamed of. We’d have windows and everything.

All of my wife’s financial needs would be met. I would even let her fleece me for extra money to support her extended family. If she’s super hot.

Moreover, I would never beat my Cambodian wife or cheat on her. That’s because I was raised to believe that domestic violence and adultery are morally wrong. Also, I’m kind of a weakling and no other women want to have sex with me anyway.

If I married a Western wife, she would undoubtedly have much higher expectations. Western girls grow up living in nice houses already, surrounded by pink walls and stuffed animals, dreaming of marrying a prince. A fucking prince. I can’t compete with that.

Even after Western women outgrow the prince thing, most of them would not be satisfied with a husband who merely keeps them out of poverty and refrains from assaulting them. Western women want a lot of other stuff from a husband. Passion. Emotional support. Orgasms. All things that I am completely incapable of providing on a reliable basis.

5. With a Cambodian wife, I could visit Cambodia as often as I want without people assuming I’m a pedophile.

I’m a single guy who has visited Cambodia about fifteen times, for no apparent reason. It’s suspicious. People start to wonder.

Although Cambodia is my favorite destination, many of you know that I sometimes vacation in other unusual countries, just so my co-workers think I’m an “adventurous world traveller” rather than a “that unmarried weirdo who visits Cambodia twice a year.” This diversion tactic has taken me to some real shitholes over the last few years. Libya. El Salvador. Nigeria. Belgium.

It’s not just my co-workers who suspect that I’m a creep. When I return to the U.S. from Cambodia, the immigration officers at LAX airport often interrogate me about why I travelled to Cambodia alone and what I was doing there.

One time, a humorless female immigration officer asked me if I took photos during my trip to Cambodia. She then demanded to see what was on my digital camera. I actually had no photos from Cambodia, but I did have photos from a bar in Hong Kong, where a friend and I had spent an enjoyable but expensive evening being hustled for drinks by Filipina floozies. When I got to the floozy photos, I made the point of emphasizing to the officer, “See, adult women.” The officer replied, “OK, I believe you.” Then she let me go.

With a Cambodian wife, I could spend as much time in Cambodia as I wanted without any awkward explanations or suspicions of pedophilia. I would just tell everyone that I was in Cambodia spending time with my wife or in laws. Instant legitimacy. People love that family shit.

6. I’ve already spent all this money on Khmer language cassettes.

That’s right, I said cassettes. Not CDs, not mp3s. Cassettes. After I first visited Cambodia in 2003, I thought it would be fun to learn some Khmer for my future visits. I thought this would really impress the Cambodian ladies and distinguish me from all the other Western creeps they meet.

So I looked online for Khmer language materials. All of the audio courses I could find were on cassettes. First I bought the 27-cassette Huffman course “Modern Spoken Cambodian.” Then the 45 cassette U.S. Foreign Service course. Then the Dunwoody Press Cambodian Intensive Basic Course. That’s another 30 cassettes I think. Of course, I had to buy a fucking cassette player as well, because who the hell owns a cassette player in the twenty first century.

Unfortunately, I have no aptitude for languages. After hundreds of hours of studying Khmer and many visits to Cambodia, I still can’t say much more than “Hello,“ “Thank you,” and “Another beer please, on my friend’s tab.”

Actually, every once in a while, usually after a few beers, I do manage to string together a few Khmer sentences in a hilarious and charming way that makes all the bargirls within earshot erupt in laughter and/or applause. Then I quickly try to leave the bar on a high note.

Aside from the cassettes, I’m “invested” in Cambodia. I’ve been there a lot. I’ve made friends there. I’ve learned which bars have toilets that are suitable for a large bowel movement. l like Cambodia, and I want to continue visiting. Marrying a Cambodian woman would allow me to return to Cambodia on a regular basis, or maybe even live there. If I marry a western woman, what are the chances that she would allow me to continue visiting Cambodia twice a year for fun? Absolutely zero.

7. If I married a Cambodian woman, I could use our profound cultural differences to hide my psychological disorders.

I’m not quite normal. This is I know. I am unusually introverted. I am afflicted with social awkwardness and occasional Catholic guilt. This year I spent a disturbing amount of time online looking for photos of Anthony Weiner’s cock.

If I married a Western woman, she would quickly identify and expose my various psychological abnormalities. Then she would want to “discuss” these issues. Most of those “discussions” would go like this: “What the hell is wrong with you? Are you surfing the internet on the toilet again? Don’t you ever go outside? When’s the last time you called your parents? You need professional help, you weirdo.”

But a Cambodian wife would be far less likely to recognize my eccentricities or confront me about them. Due to the significant Cambodian-Western cultural differences, a Cambodian wife might even believe that everything about me is “normal” for Western guy:

“Is he at the computer again? Oh, I guess all Western guys spend 11 hours a day on the internet.”

“What’s that sound? Oh, I guess all Western guys cry uncontrollably during ‘Field of Dreams.’”

“Why is he moving that thing so awkwardly? Oh, I guess this is how Western guys have sex.”

Yes, my sweet Cambodian wife would be blissfully unaware that she married a total nutcase. Instead of confronting me about my abnormalities, a Cambodian wife would just silently observe my odd behaviors. Then she would call her sister and say “Foreigners are crazy.”

Read part II of this article: 7 Reasons Why I Probably Shouldn’t Marry a Cambodian Woman

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60 Responses to 7 Reasons Why I Should Probably Marry a Cambodian Woman

  1. Peter Hogan says:

    I really enjoyed that piece. As is usual for Gavinmac articles, I giggled continuously all the way through and enjoyed the gags and one liners, but this time I noticed the piece was a touch more personal, which made the insight more acute and the whole article more real.

    • tom rossetti says:

      Great stuff fella,

      I relate although I have spent the last 19 years in Thailand. You got me motivated to get back up there again. I used to go once a year since 1989 but it’s been 5 years since I’ve been back.

      Thanks for a great article.

    • Curious says:

      So true… very funny indeed

  2. V says:

    I think you have actually sold ME on the idea!

  3. jared says:

    Same boat, but different physical impediments to Western-Western love. On point.

  4. Dermot Sheehan says:

    “Cambodian women don’t expect much.”

    I’m not so sure about that! Otherwise a funny article.

  5. Pascal says:

    Funny piece! Thanks!
    Can’t wait to read Part II.

  6. David says:

    Very good article.
    But, there’s still time to back out!
    Get a dog.You will thank me for this comment in 10 years time, perhaps even less.

  7. Morten says:

    I don’t need 7 reasons to marry my girl, but god reading:) And it’s true, cambodian women don’t expect much, they happy with what they got.

  8. PenhMan says:

    Very entertaining and salted with a lot of common sense.

    My favourite is No. 4: Cambodian women don’t expect much. Which makes small incomes, small gifts, small, er, well, things and other small niceties stand out all the more.

    My point is that “big” is not better and once you introduce “big,” you have to keep topping yourself to keep up appearances in the town and neighbourhood. See examples of runaway generosity in Thai-farang relationships and how that works out for foreigners. Not too well, it seems.

    Overall, if you start your girl out on high price tags, you will soon regret it and will need to rethink her and your future. (Real theme is: she will eat to your budget and become fat and not resemble the original girl you loved.)

  9. Khmeria says:

    Good stuff. Honest and funny.

  10. chicken says:

    Gold! I am with you on #4.

    With your permission, can I post your article on my site?

  11. barforsalecambodia says:

    If you’re into meeting super hot Cambodian women, come to my bar on Street 136 and I’ll hook you up!

  12. Soi Dog says:

    Funniest thing I have ever read on Khmer440. Sadly, I can relate to every bit of it.

  13. andyinasia says:

    Being married means not having to close the bathroom door.

    Apart from that, the article is actually 100% on the button.

    Do however be careful to add ‘gold diggers’ to experienced bargirls on your short blacklist.

  14. earl says:

    Excellent. Gavinmac, when get married you can spend your trips to Cambodia in the countryside with your new relatives instead of hostess bars

  15. Khmer Dawn says:

    Very funny and clever piece that is right on the money (I’m a 40 something married to a 20 something Khmer woman). The self-deprecating tone and honesty in the article are a marvel. Tremendous piece.

  16. Frank Yetter says:

    You spent hours searching for Anthony’s Weiner? See? You ARE gay. Hysterical piece, and as usual, truth is funnier than fiction. I say go for it, man.

  17. Oh boy have I got some girls for yo. I took a Cambodian girl for my wife , but now she has so many cousins just turned 18 , 5 in a fact and all so beautiful and all matching the above. I would love to palm them off, because it is such a pain having them work for me.

  18. TillyT509 says:

    hahaha good shit

  19. warren sims says:

    SPot on my friend, Almost six years and counting for me. 25 years in age difference.

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  21. James says:

    Good job! I liked number 2, 5, and 7. Funny stuff.

  22. jam says:

    warren sims thanks for that reassurance
    tell me more

  23. Alan says:

    I’m sold.

    But I suspect that my wife may object.

  24. Roger says:

    Great story and it feels like if you took the words out of my mouth :-). I am 42, short, pale and ugly, and visited Cambodia about 10 times during the last 5 years. I remember my grandfather asked me the same question. Still didn’t find that woman though, so I’m still a gay or pedophile to some people (one of my collegues once told me to stay away from the children before I left to Cambodia!), but the diapers are still far enough away to butterfly a little bit more for the next 10 years.

    I am not sure about point 4 however… :-)

  25. Devo says:

    I am tall, dark and handsome and with a well toned body, socially well adjusted and I still get the same options as you when I return to the West.

    I had a 19 y.o run away from me in the West in a trendy bar when I said “Hello” and her first question was “How old are you?”

    I was only 36 at the time.

  26. MasterofDisaster says:

    i’m all ears

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  28. David 2 says:

    The funniest article I have read in a long time! I am married to a Khmer woman, live and work in Cambodia, and see the exactness and waywardness of your ideas, but love the openness (not knowing you,it’s hard to say) and humor of your writing.
    Good luck on the life train!

  29. brian says:

    I liked the article and agree with it. What other countries in SE Asia have you been to and how do they compare to Cambodia. I’ve traveled to SE Asia and had similar experiences. I was sitting next to this girl and she looked at my leg and said I love your white skin. Before that I used to be proud of how easily I could get a good tan. After that I never got in the sun again and heard the compliments from several other friends.

    Another funny story. There was this guy I went to high school with who had red hair and was almost as white as an albino and was also very frail. He became a missionary in SE Asia. Latest I heard he’s getting married. To girls in SE Asia, this pale frail man was seen as a white skinned god! I doubt they had ever seen any one as white as this guy!

    Only suggest is don’t bring you beautiful young Cambodian girl back to your Western country. They adapt to their surroundings very quickly and she’ll find out very quickly that you’re not special and their are 100 of younger better looking guys dying to have her!

    I’ve also gotten so tired of our immagration agents giving me a hard time everytime I go overseas. We have too many gov’t agents with nothing to do.

    Good luck!

  30. half 'Bode says:

    Hilarious! esp #7

  31. FloraDoc says:

    Very funny. Yes, I have had girl friends in China and the Philippines and eventually married a Filipina. Real hot chick, 23 yrs younger. Asian women are very family oriented and understanding. She is only 4′ 8″ and 75 lbs and wears girl size 8 (US). That’s how big US women are. We have been married ten years already. If I had to do it again, I certainly would! Enjoy!

  32. FloraDoc says:

    Another advantage: We are building a house in the Philippines to retire at. With this world economic situation, it is better there than here in the US. Besides, they are already poor in the Philippines, so no riots like there probably will be in the US when Obama takes us down.

  33. vichieka says:

    well, not all woman, not just particularly in cambodia expects too much. But most of the reason why they get so attracted to western men( in 40’s like you or older) is because:

    1. they get an instant residency in the western countries
    2. ofc they dont expect too much, because your “enough” is too much for them already. remember, their ceiling is lower than yours.
    3. marrying a foreigner may be a trophy to be shown to their friends and families, ” I caught a big fat old catfish mom!”

    well, i got nothing against cross-culture marriage. but in my opinion, I appreciate more if both couples are on the same age. or maybe near +/-5 perhaps? because theyre on the same level of interest.

    here in cambodia, you may ask some Young Women marrying a man double their age. The reason will be the same case like yours, but dont worry, youre better Uncle Sam =)

  34. srawmol says:

    this article was about khmer women.
    Yet it says so much about the writer.

    loser.

  35. Kitty says:

    I like your article. I hope you can find a good Cambodian wife. I’m Cambodian. I don’t know about other, but for me, I’d marry a man just for one reason is love. I would never marry anyone if I don’t love them either I would never marry anyone if they don’t love me. You are wrong, I have a high expectation in life, but I don’t expect it from my husband, I just want to build my best future on my own and I struggle for it. A husband is a father and is a god, so a big gape of age is not a mater for us. I’m 26 and my beloved one is 42. I cherish him very much just because he’s the best one in my life and is a perfect guy. He’s not a prince, but I glorify him like a god.

  36. fradette says:

    Hey Gavinmac,
    Please contact me at fradette72@gmail.com. We have the same sense of humor and it sounds like you are writing about yours truly. Can there be two of us in this world? Now that is fu***** scary!

    For example:
    “Western women__They all want a guy who is “tall, dark, and handsome.” I’m 0 for 3 on this scale. I’m short, pale, and tragically chinless.” “I could probably snag a slightly desperate, slightly overweight, divorced Western woman in her mid 30’s.” But add three kids to that and that is what I can get. “….when I was in my mid 20’s, my chances of marrying a super hot Western woman were not great. Now I’m almost forty years old. Hot looking Western women in their 20’s don’t even look at me. Even the slutty ones.” Damn, and I just turned 40 last week. “But at least I drink a lot.” And I’m a recovering alcoholic. “……immigration officers at LAX airport often interrogate me about why I travelled to Cambodia alone and what I was doing there.” That is spot on! I still remember my interrogation. Coming from Thailand, Laos, or Vietnam, I didn’t get interrogated…….only searched. “I have no aptitude for languages.” Check. “I am afflicted with social awkwardness and occasional Catholic guilt.” Yup and yup. “Are you surfing the internet on the toilet again?” Yup. “When’s the last time you called your parents?” Yes.

    Give me a shout if you have time. I’ll answer your email after crying watching “Heaven and Earth” and before crying myself to sleep (in the fetal position, of course.)

    Brad

  37. Who says:

    Most wealthy attractive Khmer women have standards. They aren’t going to marry or even date an ugly American piece of shit like you. You probably married an ugly poor countryside girl. Shits like you aren’t even good enough for your own kind.

  38. Viet says:

    Go to Vietnam and marry Elly Tran Ha. Smokin’ hot, if you can get someone like her, all the more power to ya.

  39. Guo Xiang says:

    Typical bloody Yank – the world doesn’t revolve around you. Wake up and get over yourself..!!

    • Curious says:

      You miss the point Guo… this is humor which is obviously lost on you –
      I’ll be generous and put it down to a cultural misunderstanding.

  40. Frank says:

    Besides the lack of education, hygiene, LOUDNESS, you’ll have to support their unemployed male family members (who aren’t fishing) and all the family children (probably 10 or more kids), sending money to Vietnamese, teh loaning of your money which always requires “200” dollars.

  41. Meas Mony says:

    Hello, It is true that I want to marry my Cambodian woman, but I am more than 50 years and my income is less than $2500/m. According to this note from US embassy. Can you give my a best solution to bring my fiancee to the USA !.There are any restiction like that in another counties ?.or only in Cambodia ?. Please read below article. And give me a solution.
    Thank you for your time.

    The U.S. Embassy would like to clarify the process U.S. citizens should follow when they intend to get married in Cambodia. You need to make an appointment for this service. To make an appointment, please click here.

    U.S. citizens should request marriage applications from the Legal and Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA) of the Kingdom of Cambodia, located at 3 Samdech Hun Sen Street, Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh. The application form lists seven supporting documents that must be provided by foreigners and attached to the application. The application also says that foreigners must legalize five of these documents at their respective embassies.

    Of those documents required, consular officers at the U.S. Embassy can only legally certify copies of a U.S. citizen’s passport and notarize affidavits of single status; the current Cambodian sub-decree governing marriages also only requires certification of those two documents. None of the other documents required by the MFA can be certified by the U.S. Embassy. The MFA has assured the U.S. Embassy that marriage applications in which only the passport copies and affidavits of single status have been certified, in accordance with both U.S. and Cambodian law, will be accepted by them, despite any written notices or instructions that indicate otherwise.

    According to new marriage requirements issued on by the Government of Cambodia on March 7, 2011, male U.S. citizens wishing to marry Cambodian women must:

    •Be under 50 years of age, and
    •Have a monthly income of at least US $2,500
    The MFA also has requested that embassies attach a cover letter to those documents certified by embassies on behalf of their citizens. The U.S. Embassy will provide this cover letter when they certify the copies of U.S. passports and affidavits of single status for U.S. citizens. Please note that the U.S. Embassy also has blank affidavits of single status for the convenience of U.S. citizens seeking to get married in Cambodia. While it is not required that you use the affidavit of single status provided by the U.S. Embassy, using an affidavit from another source may cause difficulty with your application, since officials at the MFA may question the source and validity of affidavits that have a different appearance from those they usually see.

    Upon obtaining and certifying the necessary documents, U.S. citizens must fill out the application form, and submit it to the MFA. Although the MFA may begin charging a fee later, currently, there are no fees charged by anyone at the MFA for this process – the application is free. The MFA reviews and gives advice on the application and accompanying documentations of the foreign applicant, and if all documents are in order, the application is forwarded to the MOI.

  42. mark says:

    it’s amazing how widely ranging our scale of expectations can be. i came to cambodia with $10,000 to work with as a first-time volunteer. in the usa that’s nothing. in cambodia it seemed like a lot to me. the first girl i met that i really loved asked me for a dowry of $10,000. you might think she had looked over my shoulder while i was online banking. poor cambodian people will borrow money to pay for a ridiculous wedding where they rent 12 sets of clothes and dress like a king for 12 different sets of ludicrous photos with fake backgrounds set up in a corner of a $100 shack. so, when she asked me for $10,000, i had to say, “no, sorry but that’s all my volunteer money.” she was not empathetic. i spoke to my parents. they too were not empathetic, pointing out that an average wedding among their friends circle was $30k to $40k. they seemed to overlook that the per capita income here is very small. now i have two close khmer friends who got married for $800, and another raving mad bitch who paid $26,000 for her daughter to marry a poor man (cambodian people all.) so i am obsessing a bit over the “low expectations” part. i feel that khmer women have very high expectations. culturally it is the norm that the man earns the money and the woman manages it. most cambodians are afraid of banks and so they keep their money in the house, which is why houses can not be left unattended. otherwise, the article on 7 reasons NOT to marry a cambodian was much more humorous and appealing to me, following my personal frustrations of 2 years in srook khmer.

  43. Oudom says:

    IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT CAMBODIAN WOMEN, YOU SHOULD SAY NOTHING AT ALL. ALL OF YOUR REASONS ARE DEGRADING WOMEN’S VALUES IN SOME WAYS OR THE OTHER. YOU THINK CAMBODIAN WOMEN ARE STUPID AND NAIVE JUST BECAUSE MOST OF THEM GREW UP WITH GREAT DIFFICULITIES? YOU ARE WRONG! THEY HAVE THE GREATEST EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STRENGHT THAN ANY WOMAN IN THE WESTERN WORLD. PERHAPS, INCLUDING YOU.

  44. Oudom says:

    please stop posting all your stupid to-do or not-to-do reasons regarding Cambodian women, you jerk!

  45. jamie says:

    just spent 6 weeks living in cambodia with a beautiful cambodian girlfriend, id been traveling s.e.asia for 3 months and got to siem reap and settled there, met her on my first night, im 25 and have no problem with getting girls back in england, i cant fault alot of the genuine old men that visit cambodia, if im still 40/50 and single id get myself a one way flight out there, cambodian women are crazy and fun, and put alot more effort into keeping you happy than western girls, i quite liked all the attention you get out there, most cambodian girls are just looking for love, all them bloody kareoke love songs that always get played and all the tshirts they wear lol but most westerners out there are deffinatly tropheys, all asians have an obsession with being pale and white, its a sign of being hi-so and wealthy, im now looking forward to seeing the reasons why you shouldnt marry one as im sure ill find it just as interesting

    • gavinmac says:

      Met her on your first night. Of course.

      • Lord Playboy says:

        Can we ban the use of the phrase ‘hi-so’ from this website and all its forums.

        I find it particularly annoying and crass, the lower orders should not be discussing their betters at all, let alone with such clipped phraseology, which is painful to the ears.

  46. Ken svay says:

    Have to add something here.I recently spent months at the beach and returned to phnom penh looking tanned and fit ( for a sixty year old). My cambodian fiancee told me – your face very handsome but your body very ugly!

  47. edmundo says:

    I am a recent divorcee in Thailand at the moment and am seriously considering a side trip to Cambodia to not only sight-see but to meet a nice (non-bar girl)Khmer lady. Where would be the best place in Cambodia to go to accomplish this aim? Phnom Penh seems kind of dodgy. Is it safe?

    • andy says:

      Phnom Penh is safer than most large cities. There are certain ‘dodgy’ areas to avoid, like anywhere else. The hostess bar/prostitution scene is confined to a few small streets – in 99% of the city you will find there are many decent Khmer ladies.

  48. Good stuff and full of the typical wit you’d find on this site. But you’d better hurry before the regulations on marrying Cambodians hit you. Between that and the dry anal rape that is trying to get a fiancee visa from your local US embassy, it would be enough to slit your wrists with a jagged letter opener you found along the Phnom Penh riverside. Please don’t do that.

  49. Mackadotious says:

    I don’t quite fit the description (or situation) of the fella who wrote this hilarious posting but through chance i was able to meeting my future wife during my first visit to Cambodia.

    However, its too late now. Th US Embassy is already on full douche bag mode if you’re planning on doing the k-1 fiance visa. I just spent nearly a year preparing all the docs and evidence only to ultimately have one idiot douche bag working the interview deny my fiance the visa. Apparently he felt that we weren’t “genuine” (even after reviewing the overwhelming amount of 4 years worth of evidence) and so after about 2 minutes declined her. Now…WTF??

    Very disappointing since we were so positive going into it and was expecting on having her here by Christmas. That pretty much just derailed everything…. Now we’re in the process of doing a k-3 marriage visa. Will take longer, more expensive, more pain in the ass documents to deal with, but hopefully will have a better chance. Another year to go….

  50. Mark McGreevey says:

    The San Francisco Bay Area is packed with couples as you two would be. But easygoing these women are not. Not on this turf! Talk about control freaks! The men they marry start to look and act like these pathetic puppies you mentioned. They’re not in a dog pound but the dog house! I find these imported women frightening in their determination to critique. And control. And own and dominate those around them. Ferocious.

    No matter how docile she appears now remember she is still a puppy. When she grows up here in USA into her real persona of adult Asian woman you will hear her roar. Small and petite she may remai. But inside her is a Doberman. Or German shepherd. No affable Labrador are you bringing home.

    Well good luck. Enjoy the honeymoon. And be ready for the handcuffs

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