I understand where you are coming from, as I had a similar experience with a Thai lady a yr ago. I thought my lady was different, and that all the negative comments were just cynical and worst case scenerio. Well, they were right. I broke off contact with her right after this past Christmas.. Prior to this, she had moved from BKK back up to her town in NE Issan, started a small restaraunt, and seemed to be doing well. I had planned on returning to Thailand in Jan, and we had made many plans on what we would do upon my return. She never had asked for $$ until after the floods, as she couldnt afford to keep her restaraunt open due to the high cost of supplies there. I sent her some money to help out, and that was the beginning of the end. A few weeks later, she said she had been involved in a motor bike accident, and began to DEMAND $$. I cut off the contact, phone calls, cards, etc. Never heard from her again. I think I was lucky to get out b4 more foolishness on my part kicked in. Maybe you have a serious winner, and I hope for your sake she is, but forwarned is for armed.