A battle ground, that’s what dating Vietnamese girl is like.
And if you are not here for the sexy Vietnamese girls, you will be very soon as they soon take over your senses and focus onto them.
Drinks are pretty cheap (bottles for USD60-70), and avoid the fruit platters if you wanna save some cash (its a rip off at USD20-30 per plate), but girls do love these.
There is also a live band joint called Napoli (7 pham ngoc thach) with lots of hot girls serving drinks.
There are lots of factors for a happy date, and the most important one seems to be the ideal place.
For a romantic night out in Saigon, your couples need to find some fantastic restaurants for themselves to savor the meals happily.
I have also found myself continuously disappointed finding that globally, dating cultures differ from ours less and less.
Places to go: The RNB/hip hop joints have lots of young, university girls that speak decent english - Lavish, Lush (2 Ly Tu Truong), Fuse (3A Ton Duc Thang) are good However, my preference are the ear thumping electro clubs (wear earplugs) where you'll find groups of attractive girls partying - its a very local scene though, so english skills on average are lower.
These include X Club, Canalis (147 Hai Ba Trung), Gold club, Crazy Eights.
Around 99% of are regular Vietnamese girls, and 1% are hookers. Just setup a profile with 3-4 pictures, be friendly and just casually ask if they would like to meet up for a coffee or dinner when you land. Just set up a number of dates and you will be fine. Even though Vietnam is considered South East Asia, and thought of in the same boat with the likes of Thailand or Indonesia, the country has far more in common with China than those regions.
This is due to 1) high population 2) language 3) it’s closed-off society and should approach the country with the same idea.