They won't actually join you on the date, but they do have a habit of appearing at the same bar, café or cinema you've just arrived at.
The many traditions Vietnamese women are expected to play up to is also one of the main reasons they want to marry a man from another country - they want a life that's not burdened with having to get the approval of everyone in her husband's family for the least little thing.
Most of you reading this will be more familiar with this city's former name: Saigon.
The city was renamed after the end of the war in Vietnam, but many of the older residents still happily refer to it as Saigon, so we just wanted to prepare you for that before we got further into our guide to dating in Ho Chi Minh City.
There are literally hundreds of different bars in Ho Chi Minh City for you to check out, but here are some of our favorites: If you're looking for a venue that sells drinks until 3am, then you'll want to check out Go2.
I've seen but am not too impressed - although I've not signed up for a membership yet. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder though.Ho Chi Minh City is a very, very busy part of Vietnam.Most bars in the city close between 12am and 1am, so anywhere open after that is always going to charge more for the privilege.The girls here dig Western guys, and you're going to find the Vietnamese girls who hang out here are from middle class families, at least.