So you’re thinking of going to Asia for meeting girls… And you’re understandably nervous.
I get it.
Between tourists getting scammed by ladyboys to the stereotype that Asian women are all prostitutes, there’s a lot of scary stories out there!
But on the other hand…
If you’re a single man, South-East Asia is the world’s most exciting “New Frontier”.
- Life is inexpensive compared to European and North American.
- There are abundant job and business opportunities if you speak English (in case you want to relocate).
- Girls are HOT! Not overweight like the majority of Western women.
- The locals’ colonial mentality makes you inherently exotic and powerful.
- It’s easy to get laid.
Traveling or living in South-East Asia is different from visiting a communist regime like China or Korea.
It’s fun and liberating, because you’re in control, you get to write the rules, you get to explore the Asian culture and find yourself.
The question is, how do you do that without getting into one of those nasty stories we’ve all heard? How do you do it without getting scammed, or in trouble with the law, or – god forbid – beaten up by local dudes?
In this article, I’ll tell you how to enjoy your trip to Asia without a hitch.
1# Realize That You Are Intimidating
As a Western man, you’re likely to be larger and more expressive than the locals.
This means that you can come across as threatening – even when you don’t realize it.
This is particularly dangerous when local men see you flirt, or go home with, “their” women.
To a jealous man, this can make you look like a stereotypical, sexually aggressive foreigner: “something you want to avoid.”
This is why rule #1 is realizing that you can be intimidating – and always doing your best to avoid conflicts and trouble while traveling.
2# Always Let Someone Know Where You Are
I once knew a very experienced traveler who up and disappeared in the middle of Mongolia.
His vehicle and satellite phone were left untouched – and to this day, nobody knows what happened to him.
You don’t want this to be your story.
You always want someone to know where you are, especially if you’re hanging around a new place or new people. That way, even if you do go missing, the police will quickly be able to locate you.
The best way to do this is to message a family member or friend your locations, as well as the phone numbers – and social media profiles – of whoever you meet. It’s also important that you…
3# Stick to the Script
You’re going to meet women that make you forget your rules.
You’re going to meet men that encourage you to do reckless, crazy things. Do not trust these people – no matter how “right” it might feel.
Instead, always follow your safety rules: especially when it comes to safe sex, letting someone know where you are and money!
4# Plan for Pickpockets
Pickpockets exist wherever there is poverty. They’re an unavoidable fact of life in S.E. Asia.
Protect yourself a money belt, a pocket that goes inside your pants or another option – e.g. putting your credit card in the heel of your shoe.
5# Strap Up
Men are more liable to catch STDs when traveling than women.
Make sure you avoid this fate by always wearing a condom. The only exception is when you personally accompany a new partner to a clinic and get them checked for STDs.
Yes, we’ve all broken this rule in the past. I won’t lie and say I haven’t – but boy, I sure wish I did.
If you don’t want to fear for your life after making a questionable decision, make sure to strap up!
6# Don’t Fraternize With Strangers
Any “touristy” location has a few scam artists looking for gullible foreigners.
Don’t assume the people you meet are trustworthy, and definitely avoid getting too close to the locals until you’ve known them for a while.
7# If You Get in Trouble, Act Confident – But Not Cocky
If worst comes to worst, be prepared to stand down or even fight another man.
You likely won’t have to – but it’s important for other people to feel you’re not a pushover.
Being modest but confident will keep you out of trouble, deter locals from jacking up prices, etc.
8# NEVER (EVER EVER) Respond to Provocation
In the end, people are people. Even a hardened thug or criminal won’t randomly try to fight you most of the time.
Instead, they’ll try to provoke you so you initiate a conflict – and if this happens, you’re in deep trouble.
Instead, learn to diffuse and laugh off situations.
What matters, at the end of the day, is living to see another day: not making a point. Never let other people provoke you into aggression or violence.
9# Watch Drug and Alcohol Intake
The penalty for using or owning drugs in certain Asian countries is draconian.
Con artists and crooked police know this, and try to set tourists up.
When you’re going to use drugs, make 100% sure that you do so in a safe location where you won’t be seen.
The same goes for alcohol. Never get sloppy drunk to the point you can be taken advantage of.
Also, keep an eye on your drink at all times, even when it’s getting mixed. You do not want someone slipping a pill into your drink while you’re not watching.
10# Do Your Homework
Always research local laws, scams and behaviors before traveling anywhere.
You don’t want to learn any of these things the hard way – and when you put effort into learning the local rules, people will inherently appreciate and respect the effort.
So long as you follow these 10 rules, you’ll find it easy to stay safe and in possession of your money and freedom.
This’ll open the doors to armies of beautiful women vying for your attention, a life of freedom and fun while enjoying Asian with peace of mind.
The only question is, where do you want to go?
You might find useful my travel guides to Asia for single men.
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