"But I talked with her online for months and months", he says. And if it was while you were in Thailand on holiday, the proverbial two-week millionaire, she is going to have some lofty expectations... Communication is critical and if your Thai is better than her English then Thai becomes the language of the relationship.
Western guys like Thai women and Thai women like Western men.
We might not quite be in vogue like we were several years ago, but the average Thai woman will still consider a foreign guy, even if she is not one of the so-called farang hungry women.
So with foreign guy / Thai girl relationships so common these days, why is it that we hear far more tales of woe than we do fairy tales?
Of course Western men and Thai women are very different, but what I see are the same mistakes being made over and over again.
I believe that more happiness or more misery comes from your relationship with your other half than any other aspect of your life - so it really is important to get it right!
What follows are some of the most common mistakes I see Western men making in serious relationships with Thai women.
Clearly the most common mistake so many guys make is taking the easy route to meeting a woman. The easiest route usually ends in the biggest disaster as guys who attempt to turn a prostitute into a wife find out.
Sure, some make it, but the vast majority crash and burn, only those guys who have near endless pots of gold are able to navigate the minefield that is a relationship with an ex-prostitute.
If there was one theme that runs endlessly through this website - and has done since the site's inception - it is that marrying a prostitute is a recipe for disaster. The only reason to move a Thai lady in is if you really think you'll be putting a ring on her finger.
If you are genuinely contemplating marriage to your current darling then move her in. Later discovering that she was not quite as suitable as you first thought and finding yourself in a situation where you have to move her out can become a nightmare.
A lady being told to move out can become manipulative and may attempt to demand a "settlement".