” – I found it a very touching article and the sad ending was not due to a girl scamming her foreign boyfriend but due to cultural misunderstandings and different expectations.I think many people can relate to his story, whether it is about an Asian women or any other cross-cultural love.Whereas the anonymous author wrote a very touching article, was completely the opposite – cold, heartless, a bit appalling.
I’m pretty sure that those girls also do exist in Vietnam, and I am certainly sure that prostitution in Vietnam is as big as in Thailand or anywhere else in SEA, but Vietnamese girls scamming western foreigners has yet to be a big phenomenon in Vietnam.
While the marriage market for other Asians (Chinese, Singaporeans and Koreans) in Vietnam is certainly booming (as can be seen here:
v=o Ck_k A2o4wkand there are many horrors stories to be found (such as here: and here: for foreigners there are a lot of “good” and “decent” girls available.
I am however afraid that the more “Johnson’s” come to Vietnam, the more the Vietnamese bride and prostitution market will cater to western foreigners, bringing all the nasty stuff which Thailand and the Philippines is suffering from at the moment.
I even think that many people would even love their car more than Johnson loves his women.
I have dated several Vietnamese girls, and while I have had some good and some bad experiences, it was never about a girl trying to scam me.
The same counts for the people I know who are dating Vietnamese women.
I have yet to hear a story about a Vietnamese girl with several western sponsors, being a drug and gambling addict, having a local boyfriend preying on her money she receives from the foreigners and having a family extorting her and pushing her into prostitution.
Vietnam is, for SEA expats, still a good alternative dating option.