This gives you time to be confident that they are who they say they are. Never send money to someone you have never met, no matter the excuse they give.
There are scammers in every country, and Thailand is no exception. Don’t give out your home phone number or address until you have met the person, or at least Skyped and has a face-to-face conversation.
You may be able to identify such women by their working hours or the fact that they say they don’t work, yet still had the cash to sign up for a premium membership.
Be aware that many of these girls are serial daters, and probably have a man in every port, so to speak.
Ladies of the night usually have a reasonable command of English (or barglish as it’s called) yet no education past the age of 15 to justify it.
There has been a rise in the popularity and number of Thai dating sites in the last two years, the majority centered, unsurprisingly, on western men meeting Thai women.
Whether this is because Thai women are increasing in popularity or whether they are becoming increasingly web savvy isn’t clear.