Hey, long time poster, first time reader. I'll be boots on the ground in Thailand for the coming months. And after previous trips to SEA, I decided to ignore the western stigma, and try online dating. I signed up to Thai Friendly today, and like any man taking a brave step into a new frontier, I seek advice from the Aldrins and Armstrongs that went before me. Any tips and tricks would be appreciated, along with answering my specific questions. 1. Any way to stop the ladyboy spam? They generally look pretty good in their 8-bit profile picture, but further investigation leaves me screaming 'Faggot!' into the mirror. 2. Are girls who message first after my kidney? After adding my picture, I instantly became inundated with messages. And so my ego began to swell, but before I decided upon walking around with my dick permanently out, I remembered Sean Connery is still alive, I couldn't be his reincarnation, plus I am at best a Tom Berenger at best(Although I treat the Vietnamese a little better). So I don't reply to girls who message first, is this a poor method, am I letting potential just pass by? 3. Age advice. I am 23, a younger soldier than most on this site, although I do look older as most of my features are more masculine than pretty, passable up to 27/28. Was wondering in your experience which age should I say, I believe I get more coverage at 27, but I don't get as good of a response from the young biddies. Should I focus on numbers or young, tight and tot? 4. Banging whooeerrs. I have never paid before. However, this trip will likely be different, looking to go wild for the first week, was wondering about the viability of freelancers online, and what level of caution should I operate with? 5. Bangkok/Pattaya. The depth online is much greater in Bangkok, should I even bother with the site in Pattaya?