The average dowry you would expect to pay for an educated young woman would from ,000 - ,000, though some ask for up to ,000 and more.
More than ,000 for a university educated Thai bride is excessive.
However, you should be able to tell if the girl you have chosen feels the same about you.
Thai women fall in love with western men just as they do with young people from their own country, and while the initial attraction might have been your wallet, it might not be why they marry you.
The following are some reasons for young Thai females agreeing to marry foreigners.
However, likely because of exposure to western TV and movies and also the internet, these norms are being broken, and young Thais now openly show those signs of affection that are commonplace in the west.
When marrying a Thai woman, the Western man should be aware of these norms and of the place held by Thai women in society.