Cambodia is at times an absurdly conservative society, especially in regard to male-female relationships.
It is extremely rare for a Cambodian man and woman to show any kind of affection in public, and you will almost never see a couple holding hands.
Physically, they are probably the least attractive race of women in Southeast Asia, and they do little to make up for this with their personalities.
It is quite rare to see a foreign man in a long-term relationship with a Cambodian woman.
The lack of a mature concept of romantic love means that many Cambodians women are looking for little more than a meal ticket and as much pocket money as they can get. It is a society where women who have sex before marriage are automatically branded as whores and will never find a decent husband.
Lacking other alternatives, these women almost invariably become some form of working girl.
There is an incredibly broad “grey area” here, ranging from street prostitutes and brothel girls, to bar and hostess workers, and on down the line to girls who hang around clubs and guesthouses looking for a traveller who will economically support them and their extended family.
Where to draw the line between a “normal girl” and a prostitute is very unclear…This can be one of the chief drawbacks of trying to have a relationship in Cambodia.Ironically, Cambodia is one of the easiest places imaginable to get laid for a foreigner, both male and female.Polyamory is the norm in the tourist areas, and sex has about as much meaning as a kiss in places like the beaches of Sihanoukville and the Lakeside of Phnom Penh.Great care should be taken, as Cambodia has a horrible medical system and sexually transmitted diseases, especially , are rife.Cambodian Women Cambodian women are generally disappointing.