She now lives with her husband Alf (42) in Thisted in northern Denmark.In 2012 she was interviewed for a study conducted by a post graduate student from the University of Copenhagen.
It is now becoming accepted that Thai women marrying foreigners through internet sites are not victims of trafficking or cannot be viewed as 'mail order brides'. 'The internet has allowed Thai women to make informed decisions and devise options that allows more economic and social opportunities,' says Caroline Carlsen who interviewed twenty Thai women living in Northern Denmark for her study.
This year also an extensive research project conducted by Swedish academics show that marriages between Thai women and Swedish men were predominantly happy ones.
The emergence of the Thai internet dating website concept has given Thai women in Thailand a strong new tool for meeting foreigners and finding love in foreign countries.
There has been a surge in Thai women using the internet to find love.
One survey now points to one in ten young Thai women having joined a Thai Dating site.
Thailand like other Asian countries has a rapidly growing base of internet users.It is estimated that in 2013 nearly 35% of Thai people will have be connected to the internet.Up to recently most of these have been in Bangkok and urban areas but the rate of connection in Thailand's rural areas continues. A survey in 2007 showed that 72% of internet users were women.A survey of Thai women in key urban centres throughout Thailand including Bangkok and Thailand's Northeastern provinces conducted for Thai Love Lines, the No.Thai dating website, shows that 9% of 18-45 year olds had joined international dating sites.One Thai woman who joined a Thai dating site in 2006 is Siriporn Inthakhenee (33).