For a little over a year, an Israeli named Oz has been emailing me asking for advice on Thai women. He first stated he wanted to export a Thai woman to Israel to cook and clean for him, then changed his tune and made it clear he was actually looking for love - in all the wrong places. Oz went from bar girl to bar girl, never listening to my advice, apparently thinking he could find a sparkling diamond somewhere in the muck. He never relented but always asked what I thought. I told him to move to Thailand, spend some time learning the culture and stop trying to export a woman to Israel.
For some reason, perhaps because Oz is a nice guy, although extremely gullible and naive, I decided to continue pressing him to change his thinking. When will I learn? You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. This has never been more appropriate.
Now Oz has written me and informed me he's found the one. Apparently our man from Israel took another trip to Thailand, spent a month with one woman - a 34-year-old internet sales lady- and since returning to Israel he's been spending every waking moment talking and messaging her on Skype, through emails, and texts. She's not asking for money, she says she loves him for him, and did I mention she's not a bar girl? It must be love, right?
Who knows? She's older and probably knows her shelf life is limited. She needs to set the hook as quickly as possible and land that fish. That's you Oz. A wiser move might be to give the relationship time grow. After all, Oz is only 26, what's the hurry? After only a month, Oz is ready to commit his entire life to this woman. Oy vay, what are you thinking Oz!
It might come as a surprise I told him to go for it. If the issue is money, he is a grown man and should be smart enough to keep his coffers closed. If he gets married, she'll have plenty of time to figure out which buttons to press to open them. All it will cost him is the price of an airline ticket and a few weeks. Even if she breaks his heart, he might learn something. Might but I have my doubts.
So what do I think will happen? Well, after making this video Oz wrote me again. There are some minor problems with the Sin Sod, as in, Oz doesn't want to pay it because they don't do this in the US or Europe or Israel. Sounds like he's willing to meet her halfway, don't you think? She is saying she'll pay it if he doesn't want to do so. But...call it gut instinct but my guess is he's going to end up paying it or they'll end up splitting up. While I am against Sin Sod in most cases, she's an older woman, has had a few boyfriends, claims she has no children, and thus, an appropriate figure is somewhere around $3000. A small price to pay to make the woman you love happy. If she's not worth that much of a gamble, what does that say about his love and the strength of their relationship?
Would I place a large wager that they'll stay together? Are you crazy?