but I feel that many of the poor Thai girls are just looking for the money and foreign passport - that rarely means happiness.
There are poor girls looking for money and passport everywhere. It is just stupid to point that (besides, Thailand, specially Bangkok, is not an extremelly poor place, but more like an emerging economy).
Said that, i extremelly doubt that someone goes to Thailand to look for a stable relationship (or even worse, for a wife).
It is more look for girls/boys/shemales to party, drink, and go nuts.
Thai people, all those that i know, are very nice and friendly. Very respectful also, they respect other cultures and beliefs. I just think that their food is tooooooo spicy/smelly for me. But there are also many people that like it.