The other significant grouping is men from Canada seeking to retire to Thailand.
These Canadians often use Thai internet dating sites after they have relocated to Thailand.
'Thai women see internet dating sites and social network sites as a means of not only making friends on the internet but also developing their grasp of foreign culture and languages,' she says.
Many Thai women do, however, emigrate to Canada and in addition to younger Thai professionals, account for a growing but still relatively small Thai community concentrated on Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The internet and Thai dating and social networking sites have opened up the world to Thais and Canadians interested in international relationships.