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Mandalay dating guide advises how to pick up Myanmarese girls and how to hookup with local women in Mandalay. Travel, enjoy and have fun with hot single girls and you might even meet the love of your life. Read more on how to date Burmese women, where to find sex and how to get laid in Mandalay, Myanmar (also known as Burma).

U Bein Bridge

Mandalay is landlocked and the second-largest city of Myanmar after Yangon. It is situated at the bank of the Irrawaddy River. The city was founded in 1857 by King Mindon, and it derives its name from the Mandalay hill situated to the northeast of the city. It served as the last royal capital of Burma( now Myanmar). Mandalay suffered large-scale destruction during world war 2 due to the Japanese conquest. It now serves as a cultural and religious hotspot, Indians, Chinese, Bamars, Shanese, are some of the main ethnic groups of this city. It is famous for its large number of Buddhist pagodas which are present in this city. It is usually hot and humid in Mandalay since it is landlocked.

Mandalay Top 10 Overview:

Chance of picking up girls: 3.25 / 5

Picking up at daytime: 3.5 / 5

Picking up at nighttime: 3 / 5

Looks of girls: 3.5 / 5

Attitude of girls: 3.75 / 5

Nightlife in general: 2.75 / 5

Locals' English level: 2.75 / 5

Moving around the city: 3 / 5

Budget per day: US$100 - $300

Accommodation: US$75 - $150

Girls in Mandalay

Girls in Mandalay have typical Southeast Asian face and body structure. They like to wear Htamein, which is the traditional dress of girls in Myanmar. They are calm and composed of behavior and usually don't argue with their boyfriends. They love to play hard to get and would want you to do the pampering, but once they are yours, they will forever be yours.

Girls in Mandalay are generally shy in nature, and it takes some time for them to open up to strangers. They usually avoid going to nightclubs at the very first meeting, but once they get to know you, it will not be a big deal for them to go out with you at night.

RatingLooks Looks of girls: 3.5 / 5

Asian traits are predominantly observed in the girls in Mandalay. They usually have a round face with small eyes and a slightly broader nose. Although they are not as beautiful as compared to Korean or Japanese girls, they look similar to them. Unlike the girls from Yangon, the girls in Mandalay are slightly darker in skin tone, but that doesn't act as an obstacle in their beauty at all. It doesn't mean all the girls are dark, exceptions are there, and many girls do possess fair skin tone. They possess a lean body figure with usually small breasts.

So, while looks-wise they are good, they are not much attractive in terms of figure.

RatingAttitude Attitude of girls: 3.75 / 5

The girls in Mandalay are quite different in terms of attitude as compared to other cities of Myanmar. They usually are modest and humble but avoid getting candid to strangers at first. They are self-dependent and are confident. Normally they avoid political debate with males just because they are not dominant in nature. This is maybe because, in Theravada Buddhism, a male can be a monk, but women can't, and being rude to a possible monk is against the religious views and their own will also. They basically believe in long term healthy relationships and try to be virtuous. Although, nowadays, many women are getting attracted to the modern lifestyle and thoughts and usually don't find anything wrong in going to a bar or nightclub.

How to Pick Up Girls

Getting laid in Mandalay would not be a difficult but rather a tricky task. Women here are not very direct in nature, they are covered under the veil of coyness, but they actually expect you to initiate the conversation. The main thing one has to keep in mind while walking to a girl in Mandalay is to understand the light gestures that she wants you to get. Moreover, your sense of humor will be your trump card and would be helpful in the long run. Since usually, they desist from arguing with males, it would be advantageous for you to plan the night according to you, but it doesn't mean you would dominate her at every point because doing so may not be good for you as far as hookup is considered.

The city offers you plenty of tourist spots, and some of them are famous for the best sunset views, which automatically sets the spirit in romantic mode, and your chance of conversing with a girl increases significantly.

RatingPickup Chance of picking up: 3.25 / 5

The city has got a mixture of ethnicities, and so it would not be astonishing if you find a Chinese or an Indian girl next to you while you visit the famous tourist spots. Such a variety of girls increases your chance of getting laid. The city has more to offer you for day travel rather than nightlife, so your chance of getting a girl is more while you visit the pagodas or the Mandalay hill during the day. One thing you should keep in mind while picking up a girl is that this city is more into religion, and so does its people, so try to avoid hurting any religious sentiments while visiting these tourist places.

Tips for Daytime

Mandalay is a paradise for daytime travelers. U-Bein bridge at the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura is a bridge made of teak wood and is considered to be one of the most romantic places in Mandalay. You could witness the sunrise at this bridge, where the reflection of it in the Lake below sets the mood for the day. Moreover, its popularity increases your chance of interaction with a foreigner girl also.

During the day, you could visit Mandalay palace and can gain some knowledge about the city. In the evening, when the sun is just setting, a visit to Mandalay hill is a must to do in Mandalay. The hill has a famous sunset viewpoint, which gives a perfect boost to your amorous desires.

Visiting these places should be on your to-do list to get a girl in Mandalay.

RatingDaytime Chance of picking up at daytime: 3.5 / 5

Mandalay offers you more during the day as compared to night, so chances of getting a girl during the day are more. It offers you a variety of trip friendly locations, apart from Buddhist monasteries and pagodas, Mandalay has some busy and famous markets also like Zegyo market, which is a bustling city market and it offers you a deep outlook to the local life and a chance to collide accidentally with an alluring local girl. Jade market is another such market that handles the jewelry demands of the city.

Best Places to Meet Girls

Pyin Oo Lwin is a town approximately 67 kilometers east of Mandalay. It is also known as Maymyo and was a town established by British colonizers. It served as the summer capital and still holds the colonial charm in its buildings and other structures. You could find a good number of Anglo-Burmese, Gurkha, Anglo-Indian girls here.

December Garden, Pyin Oo Lwin

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is another such spot with a lot of tourists footfall and gives you the opportunity of local or foreigner exchange. Most importantly, women of all age groups visit these places at any given time, so, ultimately, it's going to be in your favor to visit these places.

The southern gate of Kyauktawgyi Pagoda in Amarapura

Some more places are written below where you can get a chance to meet local girls.

  • Shwenandaw monastery ( Buddhist monastery)
Shwenandaw monastery
  • Mingun Pahtodawgyi ( Buddhist stupa)
Mingun Pahtodawgyi
  • University of nursing Mandalay ( nursing university)
  • Pan Tha Khin Cafe ( coffee house/ eatery)
  • Central Park ( restaurant)

Tips for Nighttime

In general, Mandalay is not much alive during the night time except for one or two bars or nightclubs that remain open until dawn. For the night, befriend a local guy who could help you in exploring the yet to be discovered parts of Mandalay.

RatingNighttime Chance of hooking up at nighttime: 3 / 5

With evolving time, the attitude of girls regarding night outs is changing gradually, but it is still not much prevalent in the night culture of this city. But one should not get despaired by this fact; rather, you should go to those limited bars and nightclubs that this city offers you with confidence as your jewel.

Best Nightclubs to Meet Girls

As there are very fewer nightclubs or bars in this city, those present are also do not remain open for late-night. They usually open up around 6 pm and get shuttered down by 11 pm to 12 pm. Most of the nightclubs are run under the roof of a hotel, and independent nightclubs are very few in numbers in this city. Some names of the hotels providing nightclubs or bars are written below.

  • Gem Club in Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel
  • Kipling's Lounge in Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel
  • Hunter's cafe and Bar

Some of the other places that this city offers you to enjoy the night without booze are also written below.

  • Mandalay Marionettes and Culture Show
  • Nylon Ice Cream Bar
  • The Moustache Brothers ( comedy show performed by the troupe)
  • Shwe Taung Food Centre
RatingLooks Nightlife in general: 2.75 / 5

Mandalay doesn't offer you the type of variety for the night as it offers you for the day travel. But as the number of foreigners getting attracted to the city is increasing, so are small or large night clubs or bars which are yet to be discovered but considering all the facts and figures, if you are a nightlife explorer the city doesn't have much to offer you, and it's better to have your expectations lower for the nightlife in Mandalay.

Mature Ladies and Cougars

The concept of finding mature ladies or cougars in Mandalay seems to be a bit futuristic, as of now. You will not find them normally on the streets, but you can find them on online dating sites which are amongst the new trends that this city is following, and if you are interested in mature ladies and lucky enough, you could be with one of them with a little surfing on these sites.

Dating

When visiting Mandalay, dating can be a fun and interesting experience. AdultFriendFinder.com, lets you meet local members in Mandalay and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. It just takes a few minutes, you simply create an account, upload a few images and tell a little about yourself. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other's desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and "'s tart having some real fun.

Top Dating Tips

As we have seen earlier, the women of Mandalay are, in general, calm and shy. So be ready with a nice ice breaker while starting a conversation with a girl. You should work on the principle of "the first impression is the last impression". Be unambiguous about what are your needs and respect her point of view. You are going to deal with the girls of the religious capital of the country, so whether you are religious or not, try not to hurt her sentiments regarding religion in any possible way.

But taking exceptions in consideration, not every girl in Mandalay is so hard to get, and if you are lucky enough, chances are there that you might come across someone who is very frank and not at all hesitant in expressing herself.

Online Dating

Earlier, considered to be an otherworld concept in Mandalay, is now getting attention, especially from the young generation of the city. Now you can find many girls on online dating sites. Moreover, due to the religious atmosphere of the city, more and more people are turning towards online dating sites for hookups or long term relationship because it gives them a sense of privacy. But with increasing numbers of girls using online dating sites, the number of fake ids on the sites has also gone up in recent times. So you should tread carefully while dating someone online. A few of the popular dating sites in Myanmar are written below.

  • AsianDating: handled by Cupid media and is most used southeast Asian countries.
  • Muslima - Trusted site used by over 4.5 million Muslims worldwide.
  • Badoo: This site is also popular in the whole of Myanmar for online dating.
  • Tinder: world-famous dating website Tinder also serves the country of Myanmar. It is the website in which you need to 'right swipe' girls, and Tinder matches you with up with the girls who right-swipe you.
  • Mingle2: Mingle2 is another such dating site gaining popularity nowadays by the young girls in the city.

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What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances

In this city, guys with a good sense of humor, patience, and a better sense of understanding would definitely stand out of the crowd. Further, if you know some basics of the Burmese language, it would be a cherry on the cake because English knowledge of the locals including a majority of the girl population, is not great. Every girl out there love a confident guy, and so do the girls of Mandalay, so be self-assured about yourself. Groom yourself properly before going on a date; this will surely will boost up your chances of picking up a girl.

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Avoid putting pressure on any girl, considering the fact that they are shy and get intimidated very soon. Moreover, try to not hurt the religious sentiments of any community, because not just Buddhism but Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are also popular religions in the city and every religion has its own restrictions.

How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible

Visit all the places that this city has to offer you. Even if you are not traveling to a tourist place, go for a walk to the nearby market or the park. Doing so will not make sure that you will get a girl to have sex with you but will surely increase your chance of interaction with a girl, which is the most important step in getting laid.

Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies

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Swinger Clubs and Naturism

There are as such no swinger clubs in Mandalay and no place where naturism is allowed.

Costs of Living

Mandalay is not an expensive city, though it has luxury hotels to stay, it also has quite affordable hotels for travelers who are planning for a 3-5 day stay in Mandalay. So the expense is totally up to you, and you wish to stay in the type of hotel.

CostsDay Single traveler’s budget per day: US$100 - $300

If you are a single backpacker who wants to enjoy the chaos of a busy city it won't cost you a fortune in Mandalay, and you must be spending somewhere around 100 to 300 USD for a single day. Though the 300 USD limit is rarely reached and all is done under 300 USD usually.

CostsAccommodation Accommodation per night: US$40 - $150

The cost of accommodation in Mandalay is quite nominal, and most of the hotels are under 100 USD. If you are rich enough and wish to expend more, you can easily do it in Mandalay, and it won't be hard on your wallet too.

CostsBeerBottle Beer in a grocery shop: US$.50 - $1.50

Mandalay is just the right place for a person loving beer and doesn't cost much to buy a standard size beer from the supermarket.

CostsBeerBar Beer in a bar or restaurant: US$$1- $2.50

A glass of beer in a nightclub would cost you around 0.60 to 1.50 USD. You would get international brands and local beers also. Do not forget to try Spirulina beer at Shwe Pyi win beer bar.

CostsMeal Meal in a restaurant: US$06 - $15

A three-course meal in the business district or a combo meal in a junk food restaurant would cost you anywhere between 6 to 15 USD.

Accommodation

The city offers you cheap as well as well maintained hotels near the city center. Some of the finest hotels are Hotel Royal Pearl, Shwe Phyo Hotel, 79 Living Hotel, and many more.

How to Get There and Move Around

Being the second-largest city of Myanmar, it is well connected to the other parts of the country by roads and rail transportation.

By air:

Mandalay international airport is the main airport serving the city, but it usually serves domestic flights except for some international ones coming from Bangkok, Chian Mai, and Kunming. It is situated at a distance of 45 kilometers from the city.

By bus:

You can travel by bus in Mandalay as most locals prefer them due to the chaotic traffic of the city.

By car:

Travelling by taxi is also a good option in Mandalay. Unlike Yangon, it allows motorbike in the city so motorbike taxis are the more preferred way to commute in the city.

By train:

Though Mandalay doesn't have a metro or tram services for intracity commute, it does have Mandalay railway station that serves as an ending station to the mainline from Yangon and starting point to many other branch lines to other parts of the country.

By boat:

Boat services from Bagan to Mandalay are there.

Visas:

Visa exemption is there for 14 southeast Asian countries, including Japan. Moreover, the provision of eVisa is there for most of the countries except for some Middle Eastern and Central African countries.

Digital Nomads and Remote Work

Mandalay offers jobs into the tourism industry and the sales and marketing field. The internet services are not fast, and thus, the city is not very friendly to digital nomads.

Internet and Mobile Operators

You can get an internet connection for a month in 20 USD with speed up to 10 Mbps. Some of the service providers are written down below.

  • Telenor Myanmar
  • Ooredoo Myanmar
  • MPT
  • AGB communications

Gambling and Casinos

According to the 1986 Gambling law, casinos and gambling are banned in Myanmar, but an amendment to this law is under consideration.

Weed and Drugs

Possession of weed or drugs like methamphetamine is illegal in Myanmar and, if found guilty, could land you in jail for ten years! This is despite the fact that Myanmar is the second-largest producer of Opium in Asia after Afghanistan.

Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage

M-Gold Fitness, 360 Fitness, My Gym are some of the gyms that the city provides you with. For relaxation of the body and mind, you can visit Innwa Health and Spa, Pattaya Spa and Relaxation center and many more.

STDs and HIV

Although now the HIV rate is waning in the country, back in 2005 was around 1.3% of the total population. Myanmar is ranked 51 out of 166 countries and is one of the most HIV affected countries in Asia following Cambodia and Thailand. Using protection while sex is a must in Mandalay.

Stay Safe

Mandalay is a haven for drug kingpins and is the main trading center of illicit drugs. In 2005, an explosion occurred at Zegyo Market. However, Mandalay is generally a very safe city.

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